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HEAVEN TASTE

No-Man

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.91 | 44 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars "Heaven Taste" consists of B-side songs (1991-1993) that never made it onto previous albums. It's not that they weren't good enough but more that they didn't fit in as well as the songs that were chosen.

"Long Day Fall" opens with the sounds of children playing as violin plays over top. Guitar then vocals after 2 minutes. Nice. The children are back to end it after 5 minutes. Good song ! "Bayship Blue" is spacey and atmospheric to open as a beat comes in reminding me of early PORCUPINE TREE. Vocals before 2 1/2 minutes as it settles. It picks back up as vocals continue.It has a spacey to ending. "Bleed" is spacey with vocals and a light beat. This song is easy to get lost in. A heavy beat takes over after 4 1/2 minutes as it gets rough.

"Road" is a Nick Drake cover that was originally on a tribute album for Nick called "Brittle Days". Percussion, keys and vocals lead the way. It doesn't have that powerful atmosphere that the previous two songs had. "Heaven Taste" is the over 21 minute closer. Richard Barbieri guests on this one with keyboards and programming. It's spacey to start out until a beat breaks out before 3 minutes. Violin joins in but not for long. It settles before 9 minutes as percussion continues. It sounds like moog that comes in. The beat stops before 12 1/2 minutes as it turns spacey. It then kicks back in about a minute later with drums and bass. Spacey and atmospheric again around 15 1/2 minutes. Nice. The violin is back. The beat returns before 17 minutes. The last 2 minutes are spacey.

A solid 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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