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SUNSCAPE

Sunscape

 

Rock Progressivo Italiano

3.92 | 15 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars Well tszirmay has pretty much said it all about this album (haha). I admire his enthusiasm and definitely have some of my own when it comes to this disc. I was surprised it was released in 1999 because I thought this was a new band not having heard of them before. SUNSCAPE are from Italy and I really like their style as they offer up a blend of ambient, psychedelic and atmospheric soundscapes.

"Nove" opens with the sounds you would hear if you were sitting in the airport waiting for your flight. Some bass comes in before it kicks in before a minute with flute. It settles before kicking in again with some nice guitar. "Ewok" sounds really good then male and female vocals come in.This is feel good music. It's heavier after 2 1/2 minutes. "2CB" is dark with a beat and male vocals. Flute and acoustic guitar 3 minutes in before it kicks in again with vocals. "Simbiosi" opens with bass and almost whispered vocals. It gets fuller but stays fairly restrained. "Prospettiva" is a top three and is led by strummed guitar and vocals early before the flute joins in. Nice bass and a relaxed beat. It kicks in before 2 minutes. Great sound ! It settles back before 3 1/2 minutes. Some cool atmosphere 5 minutes in and then the vocals return. "Interno" is an uplifting tune with strummed guitar, drums and vocals. "Consorzio Nettuno" is the highlight for me. It sounds like mellotron and flute early, it's quite spacey. Bass joins in sounding like PINK FLOYD before 2 minutes. Check out the sequencers that follow sounding like TANGERINE DREAM especially after 6 1/2 minutes. A change 10 1/2 minutes in as flute and a beat take over. Love the guitar 11 1/2 minutes in. It ends in a spacey way. Amazing tune.

"Agibilita Enpals" is catchy before it settles with vocals after a minute. Contrasts continue throughout. It turns spacey 2 1/2 minutes in. "Vim Di Qui" features strummed guitar and a beat then vocals. It kicks into a higher gear before 2 minutes then settles again, this time with flute. "Spore" is a bright and sunny song. I like the tasteful guitar solo after 1 1/2 minutes. "Schuswassen" is a top three as well. It opens with psychedelic guitar that comes and goes slowly. Bass does the same eventually then light drums and flute follow as the tempo picks up. A calm 4 minutes in. A change 6 1/2 minutes in as it picks up again. Some great atmosphere 8 minutes in then a calm arrives 10 minutes in to end it. "Shiva Ita" opens with what sounds like mellotron and spacey guitar as the bass throbs.It kicks in quickly. Female vocals join in. It settles with flute to follow. Excellent guitar 3 1/2 minutes in before it kicks back in.

This was a pleasure and I hope more people will check this band out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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