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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars SPERRMULL formed in 1971 but went through various lineup changes until they recorded this their only album in December of 1972. It was produced by Dieter Dierks and recorded at his studio. Dieter also played some synths on the opening track. What I love about RPI from Italy and Krautrock from Germany is that these obscure albums keep popping up over the years that are true gems to lovers of these two unique styles of music. Yes i'm really happy about finding this one.

"Me An My Girlfriend" is my least favourite and most commercial sounding yet I do like it. Especially when it gets intense late with that guitar solo. Some mandolin early in this one and a synth solo after 2 minutes followed by piano. Catchy stuff. "No Freak Out" is the closest we get to that Krautrock spirit. Great sound to start with lots of atmosphere. Vocals around a minute. Killer instrumental section starts before 2 1/2 minutes with the organ leading the way. The guitar takes over before 4 minutes lighting it up. The intensity settles back after 5 minutes then the vocals return in that trippy soundscape. "Rising Up" opens with drums as it builds. The organ is ripping it up here. Vocals 2 1/2 minutes in followed by guitar. The organ is back just killing it. Vocals are back late followed by guitar to end it.

"Right Now" has this intense sound with vocals until before 1 1/2 minutes. Nice percussion / drum section 3 1/2 minutes in. Great sound ! It changes before 5 minutes then a calm takes over. It proceeds to build again. How good is this ! This is the longest song at over 9 minutes. "Land Of The Rocking Sun" has a nice heavy soundscape with organ runs as the vocals join in. Nice guitar work before 2 minutes when the vocals stop. Vocals are back. "Pat Casey" features more heaviness with vocals. Catchy stuff.

A low 4 stars but man I love this early seventies flavour.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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