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Group 1850


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.12 | 18 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. GROUP 1850's debut came out in 1968 so you know they were like pioneers in The Netherlands when it comes to Psychedelic and Progressive music. PINK FLOYD is surely an influence, many mention "A Saucerful Of Secrets" when trying to reveal what this album sounds like. They use both Dutch and English vocals.

"Steel Sings" opens with percussion as faint vocals arrive followed by guitar and a full sound. This is very 60's sounding. Spacey synths are shooting around. Nice guitar later. "Little Fly" opens with the sound of a creeking door being opened. Vocal melodies follow then spoken female vocals.Male vocals are up next. I like the guitar. She's back as themes are repeated. I like these first two tracks a lot.

"I Put My Hands On Your Shoulder" is the 13 1/2 minute epic. It opens with slowly sung vocals. The tempo picks up before a minute. A fuller sound 3 1/2 minutes in. It turns experimental. Spoken words in Dutch after 5 1/2 minutes go on and on. Drums join in. It all kicks back in around 11 minutes as guitar takes the lead. Thunder 13 minutes in to end it. "You Did It Too Hard" is a Zappa-like tune with silly vocals and lyrics. "A Point In This Life" is where they get silly again as you can hear someone smoking a joint 2 minutes in. The music that follows sounds great. Some flute and percussion early on this one. "Refound" opens with flute and gentle guitar. Organ and reserved vocals join in. A good song. "Reborn" is a mellow track with female vocals. Birds are singing to end it.

Lots of good ideas here but I can't give it 4 stars yet. The enjoyment factor needs to rise.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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