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4 stars This live EP was recorded one night in Cozmoz, Borlange, Sweden,1996. I must admit i've been searching for this EP for years and finally got my hands on a new copy. It is unique in that it's the only EP ANEKDOTEN have released, as well it's their first live release. Two tracks from "Vemod" and one from "Nucleus" while the other song is an instrumental improv.

"Nucleus" is just a beast to start out, very jagged and chaotic. The mellotron then storms in as the overweight bass shakes the soundscape. Vocals as it settles 1 1/2 minutes in. Not for long though as contrasts continue. Amazing tune ! "The Flow" from "Vemod" opens with some outstanding guitar and I love when it settles and the mellotron floods in.The bass is very chubby here as usual.

"A Way Of Life" is what makes this EP worth getting. The spacey keyboards and mellotron is simply gorgeous. Bass joins in then later the guitar makes some noise 3 1/2 minutes in, drums too. It builds then slowly settles back. "Karelia" is a wondrous track from "Vemod". An all out assault early before it calms down. Contrasts continue. Cello in this one too. Mellotron storms in around 4 minutes. Check out the ending with some excellent drum work.

Sure you can hear these three album tracks live on the "Official Live Bootleg" double album that would be released the following year, but the incredible improv can't be found anywhere else. Just a great performance too.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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