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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I'm thankful to have a DZYAN record, I just wish I could find the other two as well. I really like this one though, it's good to be able to hear what their sound was like. Apparently their other two records are more jazzy than this one. This was recorded in 2 months and at times it shows, but hey what album doesn't have it's faults.The biggest complaint I have are on the songs that change part way through, there isn't that flow, it's kind of awkward. My other complaint is the album cover. Yikes !

"Emptiness" opens with eerie and haunting sounds with no melody. That changes 2 1/2 minutes in when the vocals come in.This is one of those awkward moments. The song changes again 5 minutes in with percussion and sax leading the way.The guitar replaces the sax before 9 minutes. "The Bud Awakes" is a cool song with relaxing guitar, as well as organ, vocals, drums and vocal melodies. "The Wisdom" opens with sax followed by organ, vocals and percussion. The sax is back as a complete change in sound arrives 3 minutes in. I like the guitar 5 minutes in. The song changes again 6 1/2 minutes in with vocals and an organ solo. Percussion 8 1/2 minutes in as it turns spacey with spoken words to end it.

"Fohat's Work" opens with bass as a vocal melody joins in. Drums, vocals, sax and guitar all take part in this song. "Hymn" is a short song with strange sounds and a vocal melody to end it. "Dragonsong" is a groovy tune with drums, percussion and bass. Vocals come in followed by a sax solo 2 minutes in. The guitar 5 minutes in is great ! "Things We're Looking For" is a short ballad. "Back To Earth" has a spacey intro, and the bass that comes in reminds me of DEEP PURPLE as the guitar plays a good melody.

I really like tracks 2, 4, 6 and 8 the rest are ok. Good album.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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