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Flame Dream


Symphonic Prog

3.76 | 61 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Swiss band FLAME DREAM wear their influences on their sleeves as the GENESIS / YES flavour is strong. This is their second album and there's no guitar on this one as he left after the debut. We get four long tracks on this album.

"Sun Fire" opens with strange sounds as mellotron, keys and drums arrive. It starts to lighten and pick up. It settles down with vocals 3 minutes in. "Sea Monsters" opens with water sounds and keyboards.Vocals before 1 1/2 minutes then it kicks in after 2 1/2 minutes to a GENESIS- like pulsating soundscape. Synths before 4 miknutes then it settles with vocals and keys again. Banks-like organ before 6 minutyes. It picks up 10 minutes in and it's heavier 12 minutes in before settling back.

"Earth Song" opens with vocals only before synths, drums and bass join in.This is fairly uptempo. Sax after 2 minutes. Again sounds pulsate here. Some good chunky bass 6 minutes in. "A Poem Of Dancing" opens with sax followed by keyboards then reserved vocals a minute in.The sound does get fuller and pulsates. Very YES-like before 4 1/2 minutes with fat bass lines as the song continues to play out.

I have trouble appreciating this album much like the other two recordings I have from them. Barely 3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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