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The Secret Machines


Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.07 | 25 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Quite a buzz about this 3 piece band and especially this album when it came out. Many touting it as a Psychedelic / Krautrock throwback. Not even close, but i did really enjoy the first and last songs(yeah leave it to the prog guy to like the 2 longest tracks) but i just couldn't get into this record like I thought I would.The lyrics do little to impress.The album cover though is very memorable.

"First Wave Intact" has a heavy beat with vocals after 1 1/2 minutes. I like the organ a minute later. Guitar comes and goes. Quite the chaotic ending. "Sad And Lonely" sounds great but the vocals kind of dampen the enthusiasm I had for it. "The Leaves Are Gone" opens with organ as soft vocals come in. It starts to build 2 1/2 minutes in then settles again. Very mellow.

"Nowhere Again" opens with piano and an uptempo beat. Vocals join in this poppy tune. It's fun anyway. "The Road Leads Where It's Led" is psychedelic to open before a beat with vocals takes over. Catchy track. "Pharoah's Daughter" features vocal melodies and a spacey mood. Almost spoken vocals come in. "You Are Chains" is again psychedelic sounding as slowly sung vocals arrive. Piano is also slowly played. The song kicks in before 3 minutes then settles to a spacey atmosphere. "Light's On" has some energy and a good beat. I like it. "Now Here Is Nowhere" is spacey to open as vocals come in softly. It kicks in before 3 minutes with a catchy beat. I like the spacey vibe and vocals that join in.

3 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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