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PLAT DU JOUR

Plat Du Jour

 

Eclectic Prog

4.52 | 51 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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5 stars I loved this right from the first listen. This obscure French band released this one album back in 1977. The sax, fuzzed out guitar, throbbing bass, mad vocals,electric piano along with that catchy beat spells brilliance. On the one hand it is melodic yet at the same time challenging and innovative. Never dull always interesting. Once again thankyou David, your reviews inspire.

"5 Autoroute" opens with relaxed sax and sparse electric piano. The guitar kicks in around a minute with drums. The sax and electric piano continue but with more passion. Vocals before 3 minutes and the guitar is grinding away after 4 minutes until it starts to rip it up a minute later. Nice. Amazing tune ! "11 Autoroute" opens with atmosphere which continues until it kicks in just before 2 minutes with the drums and electric piano standing out. The bass joins in then some fuzzed out guitar. It settles back around 3 1/2 minutes but not for long as the electric piano, drums and guitar become more aggressive once again. Atmosphere 4 1/2 minutes in to the end. "Zilbra" is uptempo with percussion and vocal expressions early on. It settles back as the vocals sing lyrics here. It kicks back in before 4 minutes with guitar and theatrical vocals leading the way.

"Totem" is a catchy mid-paced tune. How good are the vocals ! It settles back as the organ and drums start to lead then it builds. Guitar before 5 minutes. Great sound ! A dead calm before 7 minutes then reserved vocals come in to end it. "L'homme" has strummed guitar, a slow beat and mellow vocals. Fuzzed guitar and electric piano replace the vocals as it gets dirty. "Rock 'N' Speed" features sax, electric piano and more in this uptempo soundscape. Drums and guitar kick in as the sax plays over top. It does settle back and the sax is dissonant at times.

It's an absolute pleasure to listen to something as adventerous and enjoyable as this.

Mellotron Storm | 5/5 |

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