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Mats-Morgan (Band)


Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.00 | 8 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Mats (keyboards) and Morgan (drums) have been playing together before they were even in highschool. At first they were a Zappa cover band but have since started playing their own compositions which are all-instrumental.These two guys steal the show on this live album recorded at a club in Stockholm, Sweden in June of 1999. From Bruford to Zappa these fellow musicians have talked about how blown away they have been by the talent of these two men.

"Hollmervalsen" opens with drums, organ and bass all sounding so amazing. Keyboards join in and it turns heavier 2 1/2 minutes in then the tempo picks up. Intense. Nice bass 8 minutes in and check out the drums and keyboards a minute later. "En Schizofrens Dagbok" has some incredible interplay on it. It's all so intricate and precise. "Ta Ned Trasan" is led by keyboards and drums early. It's insane 1 1/2 minutes in. Some crazy keyboard sounds before 3 minutes. Chunky bass a minute later. It settles before 6 minutes then it starts to rebuild.

"Jigsaw Variations" has this unsteady beat with guitar sounds. It gets louder. Great sound 3 minutes in until almost 5 minutes. "Guardian Pitch" opens with drums and bass. Keyboards before 2 minutes.This sounds so good. "Paltsug" is a short piece that ends with spoken words. "Etage A41" is uptempo and complex. Guitar before 2 1/2 minutes rips it up for a minute. Intense before 6 minutes to the end. "Min Hast" is led by guitar before 2 1/2 minutes as drums and bass pound it out. I really like when the organ comes in late. "Banned Again" is led by organ, bass and drums early. Keyboards after a minute. The drums are unreal. It settles before 5 minutes as the crowd roars it's approval at what they've been hearing. "Igloo" is the jazziest of all the songs. Vibes on this one too. "Kintormen" sounds amazing as the drums pound and keyboards play. It settles some after 3 1/2 minutes. Processed vocals end it.

Just an incredible display of instrumental talent on this one. A solid four stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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