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Violeta De Outono


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.01 | 26 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This was VIOLETA DE OUTONO's debut from 1987 and it's easy to hear the transformation of this band from this charming psychedelic album to some 20 years later when they released their master work(in my opinion) called "Volume 7" in 2007. This is like the blueprint of what was to come and I really dig this even if it doesn't have the same emotional attachment that "Volume 7" has for me. Love the cover art as well. These Brazilians were a three piece at this point playing a fairly straight forward style of music with vocals, guitar, bass and drums. Fabio the vocalist/ guitarist is also involved with THE INVISIBLE OPERA COMPANY OF TIBET and is known for his Glissando guitar playing. Yes I'd say GONG, PINK FLOYD and the THE BEATLES certainly are reference points.

"Outono" features a main melody that reminds me a little of HAWKWIND's "Hurry On Sundown" song. The bass throughout this album is so in your face and I love it. The vocals and music are so uplifting and relaxing. "Declinio De Maio" is led by the guitar and drums early as the vocals join in. Such a feel good vibe here. Those massive bass lines join in as well and I really like the guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. Hey it's Fabio! "Faces" is one of my favourites. Strummed guitar and drugged out vocals to start. It's quite spacey a minute in as the vocals stop. Love this stuff. This mood lasts until the vocals return after 2 1/2 minutes then it turns spacey again 3 minutes in to the end. "Luz" is spacey as the guitar, bass and drums join in. Vocals are right behind and the rhythm section is urgent sounding but the rest is relaxed. The guitar starts to solo after 2 minutes. Nice.

"Retorno" is a short instrumental that's somewhat experimental. "Dia Eterno" has this frantic drum intro as the bass and guitar join in quickly. Vocals follow in this catchy number. "Noturno Deserto" opens with what sounds like vibes as the guitar joins in. Drums and a full sound arrive around a minute in. Vocals follow. I like the guitar 3 1/2 minutes in. "Sombras Flutauntes" is my favourite song on here. Ominous bass to start as cymbals then drums join in. Some guitar expressions follow and I like the way this is building. It then settles back into a groove at 4 1/2 minutes and I love the guitar tone here. A spacey calm ends it. "Tomorrow Never Knows" is a cover of THE BEATLES tune from "Revolver". Huge bass lines kick in followed by vocals as we get this spacey haze throughout.

A really solid debut from these Brazilians that will put you in a good mood guaranteed.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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