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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars ODYSSICE are an all-instrumental band from The Netherlands.The drummer / flute player also plays with TRION. I feel the over 70 minute length of this album is a negative but overall this is an enjoyable release. It's very melodic and pleasant.The liner notes are well done and they include a little blurb with some of the tracks.

'Scream" opens with nature sounds as synths and drums come and go reminding me briefly of "Xanadu". It starts to pick up around 1 1/2 minutes.This is both pleasant and enjoyable. A change before 4 1/2 minutes as the piano takes over then some tasteful guitar leads. "Lokapalas" opens with synths then it kicks in before a minute as the guitar and drums standout. Synths are back late to end it. "Senran" opens with piano before the drums then guitar join in. It's CAMEL-like around 2 minutes. "Children Of The Cloud" again starts with piano then guitar and drums arrive after a minute. Piano only returns as these contrasts continue. "Olympus" features lots of synths early then it kicks in then settles back again. I like the organ 2 minutes in. Catchy stuff.

"Impression" starts out with not a lot going on then we get some relaxed guitar after a minute. "Crusader" kicks in right away then settles back with piano 1 1/2 minutes in as contrasts continue. "Legend" is another favourite of mine. Sampled mellotron to open.This is a laid back tune with piano and light drums. A change after 2 1/2 minutes as guitar comes in from here to the end. Very enjoyable. "Anu radhapura" has a World- Music flavour at times and sampled mellotron to end it. "Flower Of Scotland" features picked guitar? and atmosphere. "In Your Eyes" is a mellow piece with piano and guitar leading. "A Prophets Dream" is more uptempo with guitar and pulsating synths. It does settle down nicely 3 1/2 minutes in.Then we get soaring guitar before 5 minutes to the end.

There are some really enjoyable moments on this album.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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