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Nicklas Barker - El Último Fin De Semana (OST) CD (album) cover


Nicklas Barker


Crossover Prog

3.81 | 18 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Norberto Ramos Del Val had contacted Nicklas (ANEKDOTEN) about having MORTE MACABRE do the soundtrack for his film "El Ultimo Fin De Semana" as he had heard that particular MORTE MACABRE album and wanted something along those lines for his Psychological / Thriller themed film. Nicklas related to him that MORTE MACABRE was not a band anymore but that he would gladly take on the project. Nicklas is a big fan of film scores done by people like Fabio Frizzi and was very much into doing this. He improvized a lot of the music here by watching the actual movie. Personally i'm also into film scores and would mention PINK FLOYD, GOBLIN and POPOL VUH as having albums that i've been "into" in the past. MORTE MACABRE really is a good reference point to what you'll hear on this album. We get Peter Nordins (ANEKDOTEN) on drums and it's interesting that Nicklas and Peter were both on that MORTE MACABRE album along with two LANDBERK members. Anyway mellotron really does rule the day here along with violin, cello, synths, drums and theremin. There are 17 tracks at less than 36 minutes but this is almost a seamless affair as many tracks blend into one another.

"Leo" has this eerie vibe (get used to it) as we start to hear people yelling and talking in a distressed manner. "Celestial Ghost" opens with theremin as other sounds join in and build. This is powerful and emotional. Bass, drums and mellotron arrive before 2 minutes. So good. The theremin eases up after 4 1/2 minutes. Killer track. "Night Ambience" features sounds that drift along as strings come in with bass and synths. "Sisters" has mellotron and synths that standout early and strings come in after 1 1/2 minutes. "Phantasm" is haunting and eerie while "Rendezvous" has these sounds that pulse while other sounds come and go.That was really specific. It turns intense after 2 minutes.

"Entering The Lost Village" is simply scary sounding while "Confrontation" is even more scary. It's like something really bad is about to happen. "Doom" continues with the tension as the theremin joins in. Strings late. "Going Home" has a beat with lots of mellotron. "Ouija" has these dark and spacey sounds. "By The Shore" has this startling intro that will make your hair standup. Powerful mellotron and strings before 1 1/2 minutes. "Chase" has strings as an upfront beat kicks in.The beat stops 1 1/2 minutes in as a powerful atmosphere takes over. "Purgatory" is eerie while "Grand Finale" is powerful with theremin, mellotron and synths. "Home" is less dark until it turns horrifying before a minute. "Beach Girls" ends it in a light, almost waltz-like manner.

If you loved that MORTE MACABRE album you'll be drooling when you hear this one.4.5 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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