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THE GUNS OF MARYGOLD

Marygold

 

Symphonic Prog

3.36 | 25 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars There is something special about the music this band plays. It is beautiful like the Italian music of the seventies but with more of a GENSIS flavour.This is soul music, prog style. It's funny how certain bands' music can be so uplifting to some while others dismiss it. I feel that way with MARYGOLD because I haven't seen anyone else who is as excited about this music as I am.

The record opens with "Hara-kiri Show". For the first 1 1/2 minutes we are treated to spacey synths, then we get lots of great keyboards and beautiful guitar melodies.The vocals are so warm and on the deep side, they're fantastic ! Love the guitar after 4 minutes.This song is my favourite on here. "Crows On The Tree" is slower paced with piano and fragile vocals, guitar and drums take over a minute in. I really like the tone of the guitar here, again amazing vocals. The song picks up after 4 minutes with synths. It ends as it began. Very good tune.

"Marygold" features lots of mood shifts, and all the musicians get a chance to show their stuff and stretch it out. I like the spacey organ after 6 minutes and the guitar that joins in. "Sunflowers" is another favourite.The guitar is gentle and the vocals are warm as synths join in. This music is so emotional. The tempo shifts quite a bit. Some nice guitar and organ late. "Tania Stands..." is a short song with flute and intricate guitar as vocals join in. "The Wizard" is the longest song and i'm reminded of THE WATCH. There are time changes galore with some great guitar melodies, again I love the tone of the guitar on this song too.

I can't recommend this high enough.These guys along with MOONGARDEN and THE WATCH are a new wave of amazing talented Italian bands who's music will touch your heart. Italian soul music indeed.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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