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Música Urbana


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.24 | 26 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Some of the most jaw-dropping music that I've heard in a while. Complex with plenty of intricate sounds including castanets. Did I mention this band is from Spain? I would put them right up there with ICEBERG and COMPANYIA ELECTRICA DHARMA they are that good. This is their debut from 1976, a four piece band with a couple of guests including that person doing the castanets. The other adds piano, Fender Rhodes and moog, he also played with them on live tours. The band is led by classically trained keyboardist Joan Albert Amargos who adds clavinet, electric piano, synths, clarinet, trombone, flute and sax. I know right? The drummer adds marimba and we get a bass and a guitar player as well.

As I listened to this for the review I kept noticing that the tempo changes quite often, in fact it's like the band can't sit still or something. So complex and with all of those intricate sounds in compositions that are so impressive I just sit in awe. I feel there's a strong Zappa vibe at times, especially on tracks 1, 3, 5 and 6. Maybe just coincidence because of the instrumentation. I like the vocal expressions on "Violeta" along with that familiar melody that keeps repeating itself over the 8 plus minutes. I like the samples to start "Font" with the seagulls and ship's horn. How about the electric piano and bass leading the way for 2 minutes late on the opener before the guitar kicks in.

So many flavours and moods and sounds on this album. Like a work of art the way they meshed this all together.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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