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Pierrot Lunaire


Prog Folk

3.74 | 91 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars Listed under Folk but these guys really push the envelope having a strong Avant-garde flavour with electronics and that shrilling female soprano vocalist. A lot of obscure instruments are used in this 33 minute album. I appreciate how adventerous they are and the ideas they came up with but this is not an enjoyable listen for me whatsoever.

"Gudrun" has this spacey intro as vocal melodies come in around 2 minutes.Keys and harpsichord follow. A child then can be heard speaking after 4 minutes then the soprano vocals arrive a minute later. Keyboards and distortion after 6 minutes then electronics of some sort. Vocals return 8 minutes in. "Dietro Il Silenzio" has laid back piano only throughout. "Plasir D'amour" opens with traffic sounds and strange repetitive vocals. We then get distortion and female vocals which sound like she's singing in a church. Not a fan at all. Percussion and vocal melodies that sound like they are from India follow.Yikes !

"Gallia" has those soprano vocals throughout. "Giovane Madre" is much better as we get what sounds like organ and a beat. "Sonde In Profondit" opens with samples of a silly song then spoken words as the organ joins in then electronics.The sound of waves ends it. "Morella" is led by piano then this picked ethnic intrument comes in.Vocals after a minute as drums and a fuller sound arrive. Piano only once again then we get some insane laughter around 4 minutes.

The vocals are the toughest thing for me to digest here but they certainly have an original sound.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |


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