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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.85 | 40 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I'm not going to say a lot about this one as the majority around the "Net" rate this rather highly while I'm not so impressed. Some call the "Horn Rock" as we get plenty of blasting horns a style that right off the bat is a negative for me. Also the vocals while being okay really sound loungy at times especially on that title track when after 2 minutes he sings "... but I know whoa whoa whoa whoa" I mean I laughed right out loud the first time I heard that. Just some cringe on this song for me which overall I'd describe it as lame at best. The cover art isn't much better.

But I'm giving this 3 stars because we get some really good instrumental work on this one plus I feel the album ends quite well with "Sadness Of A Moment" with the strummed guitar and flute standing out along with reserved vocals. And the closer "To B" an instrumental with some jazzy bass before 3 1/2 minutes and dissonant horns late which surprised and impressed me.

The opener "Autobiography" is pretty good especially the drum work but "She's learning" and "A Time A Place" I find disappointing. The other track "Hiding From Dawn" is cool with that slow groove of bass and pulsating keys. So this album is a mixed bag for me but there's certainly not enough here to even consider 4 stars. Just my poor taste in music I suppose. As I said earlier most people really appreciate this recording

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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