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Brian Eno


Progressive Electronic

3.81 | 119 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This was supposed to be the soundtrack for a film on the first moon landing. I guess it was scrapped because they decided they wanted narration instead of just music. I remember back in the summer of 1969 as an 8 year old the buzz about this event. My parents rented out cottages in the summer.There were nine of them that sort of were dotted around the perimeter of our property with our house in the middle out by the road. I remember it was a hot muggy evening and my mom took the TV out of our house and put it in the side yard along with folding chairs. None of the cottages had a TV. So there were all these people outside watching the moon landing on this small television. The first time I heard this cd I was at work and very much enjoying the spacey music when suddenly the music changed to this twangy, Country sounding guitar.I quickly went over to the stereo hoping this was a bonus track only to find that this track and the next three tunes were part of the original album. Why !? They just don't sound like they belong, and worse I don't like them.

The first seven tracks are dark, spacey, atmospheric and sometimes haunting.They're so good. The album closes with "Stars" which is a return to that spacey music thankfully but Danile Lanois and his steel slide guitar has already done his damage (haha). I'm going to copy this cd without those 4 tracks because the spacey atmospheres are too good to be infected by those Country sounds.

So 3.5 stars but it could have easily been 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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