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Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.16 | 135 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars While AGUSA may be listed here under Psychedelia this is completely different music to what I've been listening to over the last many months(my Psychedelic Summer). Very folky with symphonic music done in the retro way like these Swedes do so well. After a couple of pre-spins I was in love with this album. The gorgeous melodies, the acoustic guitar, organ and flute all taking us back in time yet this doesn't sound old. Major changes though for the first time with this band as the keyboardist and bass player have left. Both were also in ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE along with the drummer who stayed. The guitarist is also in HOOFFOOT. Two side long tracks which isn't new for this band as they did it previously on "Katarsis" and "Tva".

This was voted 15th best album by the collaborators on here for 2021, very respectable. I really feel that the previous self titled album from 2017 is still their best, although for a time I thought this was going to beat it. Getting to know music by spending time with it is the only way to really know the music. There are some moments that cross a good taste line for me, usually those bouncey flute leads where the word "lame" starts to mumbled by yours truly. Those are rare moments indeed as for the most part we just get these beautiful melodies done so maturely. This is big-boy music. There is some uplifting stuff on here and the band that came to mind the most by far was CAMEL because of the flute of course.

Highlight of highlights is the Canterbury organ on that opening track, man how good does that sound. The guitar solo later at 16 1/2 minutes is kind of bluesy. Very CAMEL-like after 22 minutes. Lots of relaxed music on that opener including acoustic guitar, organ and flute usually leading the way. Track two is where we get some depth in the form of nasty clavinet after 10 1/2 minutes followed by a guitar solo as it cries out over and over. Some native percussion after 18 minutes along with flute as it settles right down.

By the way I spun that self-titled AGUSA album from 2017 today and I do prefer it to this one. Gave that one 4.5 stars, this is a solid 4 stars. If your classy get both.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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