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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars 3.5 stars. This record stresses catchy melodies, along with some great keyboard passages.

Opening with the self titled song "Trying To Kiss The Sun" there is an Eastern flavour to the intro that quickly fades and we are treated to an upbeat, catchy tune. "Waiting For A Smile" is one of my favourites, a mellow song with an extended instrumental passage that consists of some beautiful keyboard solos. "I Don't Know" opens with some sitar playing, and is more of a pop sounding tune. "Sugar For The Ape" is a heavier song, featuring some good riffs and guitar solos.The chorus is kind of dreamy and spacey, it's great. The song closes with a piano melody

."Side By Side" features acoustic guitar, synths, keyboards and the birds are singing, everybody is happy ! "You" is a good ballad with lots of keyboards." Tell Me Why" is catchy while "Believe Me" is a distorted, semi-power ballad. "Sunday Morning" is a good lazy, relaxed, vocal driven tune. "Home Again" is easily the best song on the record. What a chorus ! This is an emotional dreamy, beautiful song with some outstanding soaring guitar solos. I could listen to this over and over and over, well I guess you get the picture.

There are four songs on this record that don't do a lot for me, but there certainly is enough good material here to recommend it.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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