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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars PENDRAGON were on quite the roll from 1991 to 2001 where they released four fantastic albums. Something about their sound brings out the emotions in me and of course that atmosphere and Gilmour-like guitar is part of that. And yes I do like Nick's vocals. This was the last of the four released in 2001 before they decided to change their sound.

"If I Were The Wind (And You Were The Rain)" opens with a spacey atmosphere as the guitar comes in. A beat 1 1/2 minutes in then the guitar starts to solo. Beautiful. Vocals 3 minutes in. I'm smiling 4 minutes in with that classic PENDRAGON sound. Piano only after 6 1/2 minutes then atmosphere and reserved vocals join in to end it. "Dance Of The Seven Veils Part 1- Faithless" features atmosphere, keys, sparse guitar and bass. Reserved vocals join in. It kicks into gear at 3 1/2 minutes with guitar and more. It blends into "Dance Of The Seven Veils Part 2 - All Over Now" where it picks up fairly quickly. It settles before 1 1/2 minutes and laid back vocals join in. Guitar after 3 minutes as it picks back up before settling again late. "Not Of This World Part 1- Not Of This World" hits the ground running and the guitar starts to solo over top. Nice bass after 2 minutes. Vocals 4 minutes in as it settles some. A calm after 6 minutes. It blends into "Not Of This World Part 2- Give It To Me" picks up fairly quickly.

"Not Of This World Part 3- Green Eyed Angel" is a laid back and atmospheric tune with reserved vocals. Nice guitar solo 4 1/2 minutes in. "A Man Of Nomadic Traits" opens with acoustic guitar and atmosphere. Bass and drums join in then laid back vocals. It picks up with synths and more passionate vocals. A calm 3 minutes in with acoustic guitar then we get a powerful instrumental section until around 10 1/2 minutes. "World's End Part 1- The Lost Children" opens with atmosphere and acoustic guitar as almost spoken vocals come in. Some passion 4 minutes in. It picks up with a beat and synths after 8 minutes then the vocals return. "World's End Part 2- And Finally..." opens with piano only but this closing track does build some.

Certainly an emotional album given the subject matter and i've heard it's helped others who have gone through a divorce.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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