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Samla Mammas Manna



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars You gotta love these talented Swedes. They seem to be having too good of a time making music don't they ? On the surface the music here sounds fairly simple with piano being ever- present as drums, percussion and bass support. Quite a bit of organ in this one too and some vocal expressions. This was released in 1971 and it really is a joy to just sit back and listen to it.

"Circus Apparatha" as the title suggests is kind of silly with some crazy vocal expression. It's uptempo and simply a dynamite tune. It does settle before 4 minutes but then picks back up before 5 1/2 minutes with the organ and piano leading. "Pausus" is a short piano piece. "Vidgat Lage" is kind of jazzy with bass, drums and piano standing out. It builds with organ joining in. "Slade Till Satore" is piano and drum led. This is catchy. Some bass too then organ 3 minutes in. It turns surprisingly dark 3 1/2 minutes in. "Schekina" builds slowly with drums, organ and piano eventually leading. "Uvertyr Till Snall Hast" opens with piano, drums and organ. It picks up quickly with clapping, bass, drums and organ. Contrasts continue.

"Flickan I Skogen" is a short piano / drum led tune that picks up late. "Manna Jamma" opens with organ and these multi vocals before getting fuller. They're kicking it hard before 4 minutes. Nice. "At- One-Mint" features more great jamming like the last track. It settles before 3 minutes and ends with a bird singing. "Skrik Fran Embassy-Live" is bass and drum led to start before they start kicking ass a minute in. "Fittravisan" opens with percussion which is joined by piano. "E'pop Tai" features piano and congas before the congas are replaced by the percussion. Cool tune.

Just a killer debut that might seem a little samey at first but after repeated listens it will unfold it's unique qualities.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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