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Akinetón Retard



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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is the latest studio album from Chile's own AKINETON RETARD. I must admit that if this was the only album I owned by them i'd be giving it 4 stars, but when compared to their first two studio albums this one really does pale. And yes it's just my taste in music that is making me say this.The earlier ones are darker with more guitar and variety.This one is actually fairly predictable with the drums, bass and horns dominating the sound.

"Cadencia Urmana" opens with drums and blasting horns then it settles in. Well "settle in" might be a bit misleading. Horns, drums and a yell before 1 1/2 minutes. An unstable calm 3 1/2 minutes in. "Levitando" has a Latin vibe early on until the horns come in followed by a heavier sound.The interplay as usual is stunning. Vocals 3 1/2 minutes in are brief. "Piel Estatica" opens with bass and drums as the horns join in. It's fairly slow paced. The horns back off as the guitar comes in after 3 minutes. Man I wish there was more of this, it's so good. Horns return quickly though.

"Caldopatias" has guitar and drums to start before the horns replace the guitar. So much going on. "Mujer De Otono" is probably my least favourite. "Ansiedade" is a short drum and horn led piece. It picks up before 2 1/2 minutes to end it. "Ron Pimiento" opens with drums and horns.The guitar before 1 1/2 minutes is killer. Horns are back quickly though. "Roces Matutinos" has a Latin beat with some brief female vocals a minute in.The horns and drums lead the rest of the way. "Flagelo" is an excellent track with lots of dissonance and random drum patterns. The drums and horns stand out on "Sei Blok". Some brief heaviness 1 1/2 minutes in.

Like I said earlier this is probably a 4 star album but I can't rate it the same as the first two albums so 3.5 stars it is.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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