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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars EARTHRISE from New Jersey formed in 1975 and released this one album back in 1977. The sound quality could certainly be better but the music here is excellent. A trio of drums, bass and keyboards these guys do really bring ELP's debut to mind. Two of the guys also play guitar so we do get some of that as well. The drum work and keyboard play are really at a high level and the bass is prominant.

"Eden's Child" opens with laid back vocals and floating organ then drums come in as it gets a lot fuller. The synths are prominant when the vocals stop. Vocals are back. A great sounding instrumental section 3 1/2 minutes. Love the piano as the synths also join in. Organ 5 minutes in then the vocals return as it settles back. "Arcturus" opens with keyboards and atmosphere then it picks up a minute in with a beat. It kicks in after 1 1/2 minutes before settling into a good groove with prominant bass. Vocals join in as well. The organ rips it up after 3 1/2 minutes when the vocals stop. Vocals are back 7 1/2 minutes in.

"Earthrise" is an excellent instrumental and I really like the sound before 4 1/2 minutes. "New Clear Dawn" opens with keyboards and drums. It settles as the organ joins in and synths follow. Check out the drum solo after 4 minutes until 7 1/2 minutes in when the organ kicks in with bass. I like the synths after 8 minutes too. An explosion late as the song disappears.

A big thankyou to Todd for allowing me to hear something so rare. I debated with my rating because the sound quality could be a lot better but man this is just too good to not give it a low 4 star rating.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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