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Minami Deutsch



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars MINAMI DEUTSCH are a Krautrock band out of Japan and this is their debut released in 2015. They are a trio at this point with mainly synths, drums and guitars leading the way. Clearly they are fans of NEU! and CAN but more of the former with that motorik sound throughout. A couple of bonus tracks too from these guys where they cover KRAFTWERK's "Ruckzuck" and AMON DUUL II's "Soap Shop Rock" both are live and the sound quality is simply okay. It's the main album that has made me a fan of this band. Sure it's repetitive and they bring nothing new to the table, but I really enjoy this style of music.

"Vocalism Ai-Forever Takemitsu" is the excellent opening track with sounds that echo to begin with before uptempo drums kick in. As the title suggests vocals play an important part of this with his vocal expressions sounding like another instrument. This goes on until around 2 1/2 minutes when the vocals stop but the motorik beat continues. "Futsu Ni Ikirenas" has this catchy beat throughout as processed vocals join in quickly almost speaking. Distorted guitar replaces the vocals before 6 minutes and the vocals will return after 8 minutes.

"Terra Recipe" again has a catchy and repetitive rhythm as synths play over top until the guitar takes a turn at 2 minutes. I like the guitar style before 3 1/2 minutes, a nod to Japan. "Ubergleich Part I" is a great sounding track with that motorik beat with the guitar playing over top and it sounds really good, especially starting before 1 1/2 minutes.

"Sunrise, Sunset" might be my favourite based on how good the picked guitar sounds over top of those beats. Such a feel good sound here. A second guitar arrives after 2 1/2 minutes. Nice. Intricate and catchy. "Ubergleich Part II" ends the album and they slow it down some here as it opens with drums and more. Vocals join in reminding me very much of Damo from CAN. He sings in English by the way. Atmosphere before 5 1/2 minutes as the vocals stop but the catchy beats continue.

I really enjoyed spinning this one, just love this style of music and they do it very well.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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