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2.94 | 97 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars This is generally considered to be ECHOLYN's weakest album and there is a reason for that.The band had broken up after "As The World" so this album which was released the following year was really a posthumous release. It consists of finished tracks, demos and live tunes. Overall it's surprisingly good although not more than 3 stars good in my opinion. It's just that I do enjoy it.

"100 Diversions" builds quickly as the vocals arrive.The organ and drums are prominant as they come and go. Piano leads 3 minutes in. It settles 6 minutes in with piano, guitar and drums standing out. Good song. "Another Day" is guitar and vocal led. "When The Sour Turns To Sweet" is actually a cover of a GENESIS track from their debut. Piano and snapping fingers to open followed by reserved vocals. It kicks in before a minute but settles again quickly with vocals. It picks up 2 minutes in. Fun section. Themes are repeated.

"Morning And The Moment" opens with strummed guitar as vocals join in. Some nice harmonies here. "The Currents Of Me" is impressive early instrumentally. I really like it. Vocals before a minute. The tempo continues to shift on this one. "Patchwork" opens with guitar, piano and drums but it settles quickly with vocals. I like the tasteful guitar 3 minutes in. "This Time Alone" opens with piano. It kicks in after 1 1/2 minutes. This is great. Powerful stuff. It settles back before 4 minutes. I like the synths that follow too. Themes are repeated. This is my favourite tune on here. "A Little Nonsense" and "as The World" are live tracks from ProgDay 95.

So certainly not essential but fans will enjoy this i'm sure.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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