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Picchio Dal Pozzo


Canterbury Scene

4.07 | 79 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars This album was recorded live in studio after their debut but never released until 2001. It does come across as a true album though (instead of a compilation recording) because the songs were all recorded during the same time period. They simply chose the best tracks to put on here, not unlike the making of a normal studio album. Man I thought the debut and it's follow- up were good. This is amazing ! All three have a different flavour but this one tastes the best. Of the five band members three play flute and two play sax along with other instruments, then one of the three guests also plays flute and sax. We also get the usual drums, bass, keyboards and guitar. Oh there's clarinet as well.

"The President" opens with horns as solemn vocals join in. It slowly starts to brighten. Drums after a minute. It turns jazzy when the vocals stop. Great sound. Vocal melodies after 3 minutes. Again this sounds so good especially before 5 minutes when the horns lead the way. Big finish. "The Sea Of Ireland" is dreamy as vocals join in. The vocals are outstanding here,so smooth. They stop as horns take over with bass and drums supporting. Vocals are back before 3 1/2 minutes. "The Town" opens with samples of traffic noises then this person opening a door and looking for a radio station among other things. Piano comes in around 2 minutes as almost spoken vocals arrive then a beat. Here we go 3 minutes in as the horns take over for the vocals. They continue to take turns though. It's jazzy before 6 1/2 minutes. Some dissonance after 8 1/2 minutes.

"The Penguins" kicks in quickly with horns, drums and bass leading. Vocals after 2 minutes as it settles with piano. Dissonant horns after 3 1/2 minutes. It changes before 5 1/2 minutes and it sounds amazing. Check out the dissonant horns playing over top. The dissonace leaves around 7 minutes. Piano and vocals after 10 minutes then the dissonance returns late. "Irish Ghost" is a short haunting piece with spacey sounds.

Well I guess it's obvious that I love this album. Maybe less challenging than the other two but it's darn near perfect for my tastes.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |


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