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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Hey I have a new favourite Folk record ! As much as I enjoyed PERERIN's debut it was their very traditional sound along with the female vocalist that tempered my enthusiasm for it. I grew to like both of those elements but on this their second album they dropped the female singer (there are some female backing vocals at times) and have turned to a more atmospheric sound. It's gorgeous to say the least. It's that atmosphere that can be felt that moves me so much with IONA, and while it's not as strong here it still has the desired affect. This is the kind of music that seems to be inspired by God himself.

"Y Drws" opens with acoustic guitar as gentle flute then vocals come in. Drums before a minute as the sound gets fuller. Electric guitar and synths too. Amazing sound ! Moving. "Y Gwr O Gefn Brith" opens with acoustic guitar and vocals. They both get passionate before a minute. Electric guitar and drums join in. Some flute too. "Ddoi Di Dei" opens with acoustic guitar. Flute and drums after a minute. I like the way it builds. A cool instrumental. "Draw Dros Y Bryniau" has such a beautiful intro. Bass and drums then join in followed by vocals. I'm surprised at how deep the bass is here.The vocals are from above. Flute arrives. Some atmosphere here. A very moving track. "Mae Nghariad In Fenws" opens with acoustic guitar as gentle vocals join in. Flute and female backing vocals too. Electric guitar solo after 2 minutes. Nice. "Symffoni Lawen" opens with acoustic guitar as vocals join in. The vocals are so sincere. Pure emotion. Synths create some atmosphere. Organ floats in before 1 1/2 minutes. Wondrous.

"Teithgan" opens with flute, percussion and guitar. This is more traditional sounding like their debut album. Drums after a minute and chunky bass as the rhythm seems to gallop. A change 2 minutes in as we get vocals and some atmosphere, it's almost spacey. It kicks back in at 3 minutes with electric guitar and drums. Huge bass here. I love it ! I mean this is a Folk album and the guitar is angular and the bass is digging really deep ! Haha.The intro is reprised to end it. "Ble'r Wyt Yi'n Myned" opens with guitar and reserved vocals. It kicks in around 2 minutes. Contrasts continue. "Diferion" is a beautiful but short instrumental. "Mynydd Parys" sounds so good early then it settles with acoustic guitar and vocals. Kicks back in. How good is this ! Contrasts continue.The final minute is pure bliss.

I can only imagine the joy that this band has brought to people around the world. They certainly have shone a light in my little world.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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