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A Triggering Myth


Jazz Rock/Fusion

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars A TRIGGERING MYTH was the project of two American keyboardists who released 6 studio albums from 1990 to 2006(I have the last three). It was that last album "The Remedy Of Abstraction" that I first heard not long after it came out and I became a fan. This is complex music with the piano and synths more often than not creating a feast for the ears while on this particular release they brought in a drummer and a guitarist some may know in Scott McGill to help fill out the sound. There is some programming here as well from one of the keyboardists creating atmosphere and different instrumental sounds. The artwork is from Travis Smith just like the cool one on "The Remedy Of Abstraction". This is a 43 minute suite divided into 8 different parts. Lets just say repeated listens are almost a must to unlock some of the brilliance going on here.

It's hard to even mention which parts are my favourite but I made a note about "Part I" about how cool it was to really listen to what's going on here. Piano leading at first then the synths take over then the organ floats in. A mid-paced beauty with so much going on. It settles before 3 minutes as we hear spoken words and a party going on in the background as this continues to the end. McGill struts his stuff on "Part II". Man it's like chaos with so much going on but it's not. It settles after 2 minutes but there's still lots going on. "Part III" is the synth and piano show with tempo shifts and more. "Part IV" is mellow with flute-like sounds. The tempo picks up before 1 1/2 minutes with drums joining in. Those flute-like sounds return later along with a dark mood before it brightens late to end it.

"Part V" is another feast for the ears. Complex with atmosphere as the piano starts to lead early on. Guitar's turn to lead the way as McGill lights it up. It settles with a beautiful melodic sound in atmosphere. Piano only late to end it. I like "Part VI" as it has a symphonic sound here with the pulsating synths as other synths solo. It settles as they start to change it up the rest of the way. Check out the guitar bringing Frampton to mind after 4 minutes. This 10 1/2 minute section is the longest by far. If I had to pick one part I like the best it would have to be "Part VII". Just that heavier sound with those dark piano lines. Drums and synths as well. Subtle changes on this one and repeated themes. I just like the sound of this one. "Part VIII" ends it with more complexity at first but for me it's that calm section 2 minutes in with the atmosphere, synths and piano that does it for me.

This is what we call Progressive Music right here.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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