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Edition Spéciale


Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.76 | 34 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Just a killer Jazz Fusion album out of France, released in 1977. This four piece can play with the best of them and it's the drummer is who impresses me the most. We get a female keyboardist adding electric piano, piano, synths and vocals along with bass player, drums and guitar. Most often the synths and guitar solo over the amazing rhythm section. We get male vocals as well but I think it's just three tracks total that have vocals and they sound good and are in French.

The opener "Vedra" is a top four and it opens with the wind blowing before eventually the bass and drums create a foundation for first the guitar then the synths to solo over top. They will trade off throughout. Another top four is "A La Source Du Reve" and it's the longest at almost 8 minutes. Check out the melancholic synths late after 5 minutes all the way to the end. Love that sound. Another top four is "La Ville En Baton" and for me this is the one that has warmth and melody at least compared to the rest. Male vocals before 2 minutes but soon it's instrumental again and check out that guitar before 4 1/2 minutes to the end. "La Fille Du Ruisseau" is my final top four and it's the guitar, bass and drum show early. So much going on as female vocals join in. We get a guitar solo then the synths lead as the vocals stop before 3 minutes. Man they can play! This is actually closer to 4.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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