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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars After the masterful "Unfold Like Staircase" I thought I would go back to the debut to see how it compared. Well it's a disappointment to be honest. Certainly this album has it's moments and some good songs but they are off-set by a couple of duds in my opinion.

"Diminished" opens with atmosphere as the keys and violin join in. Reserved vocals before a minute. It's fuller around 3 minutes but the tempo will continue to shift.Good song. "The Reasoning Wall" is one I just don't like.The vocals and music do nothing for me until after 3 minutes when it changes. Unfortunately the earlier soundscape returns around 5 minutes. "Carmilla" opens with picked guitar, atmosphere and melancholic vocals. Drums and guitar 1 1/2 minutes in as it picks up. It settles back again then we get a change after 4 1/2 minutes to a more bombastic style. Bass 6 minutes in.It settles back with vocals 8 1/2 minutes in.

"The Nursery year" opens with the sound of a music box then we proceed to get the first person account of a pedaphile. Disturbing is a word that comes to mind. Sure this is in the name of art and music but I find this track repulsive. "Faces Of The Petty" has a good rhythm with guitar.Vocals then replace the guitar and lead. Not a fan of this one. "Systems" has reserved vocals and we get a piano solo after 3 minutes. Guitar and drums become prominant then those reserved vocals return after 5 minutes. "Blueprint" has a good rhythm as the organ joins in. It does settle back then we get some guitar after 4 1/2 minutes. "America" opens with strummed guitar as reserved vocals join in. It does pick up but stays relatively the same style throughout.

A low 3 stars is all I can give.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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