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3.88 | 106 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. Apologies to Hungarian fans out there but if I'm going to listen to music from this country it will be KADA, COLORSTAR or AFTER CRYING. Just my particular tastes in music and this album while good is pretty much forgettable when compared to the music I'm drawn to. But it needs to be stated that this is band who made some waves in Hungary and beyond. Forming in 1962 which is hard to imagine, they have changed their stripes many times musically to what was popular at the time over the years, they still exist!. I mean I still can't get past those two album covers from 1978 out of my head with them all dressed in white bringing disco to mind.

This particular album was released in 1974 and features a side long suite which is certainly the attraction as the other three tracks just don't do a lot for me. Happy to hear some mellotron on that suite and the title track. This is a five piece with the keyboardist being supremely important for composing the music. It's interesting that it's the bass player playing the mellotron on here. The keyboardist sticks to organ and moog pretty much. One is the singer. These guys can play! A 36 minute record with four tracks with the highlight again being the over 19 minute "Suite" which has it's moments and non- moments too. Not into those other three tunes but again to say this was a talented band is an understatement.

This is one of those albums where I get impressed and disappointed during every song so I just can't give this 4 stars, not in my musical world anyways.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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