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FRAGMENTROPY

T

 

Neo-Prog

3.83 | 187 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars I had actually forgotten that I had reviewed a T album a number of years ago, in fact it was "Naive" his debut. Let's just say he's come a long way even if i'm not that into the music here. I also reviewed "Divorced Land" from one of his earlier projects called SCYTHE that I liked more than that "Naive" record. This is a one man project from German Therry Thiellen and we get around 76 minutes of music here.

"A Sky-High Pile Of Anarchy" opens with not much going on until before 1 1/2 minutes when we start to get these outbursts that come and go. The sound is fuller 3 1/2 minutes in followed quickly by female whispered words then fragile male vocals. It really doesn't kick into gear until after 5 1/2 minutes and this sounds much better in my opinion. We get a really enjoyable sound 9 minutes in. Some emotion as well before 11 minutes. Nice. It turns sad around 13 minutes to the end. "Brand New Mornings" hits the ground running with some impressive synth and guitar work. Vocals a minute in but i'm not a big fan of them. Some silliness before 2 minutes as the song will continue to change in mood and tempo, although a melancholic mood rules overall on this one. A nice guitar solo 7 1/2 minutes in followed by some crazy synths 2 minutes later as the drums pound. It's sad with spoken words before 11 1/2 minutes. "Uncertainty" opens with keys and fragile vocals then it picks up before a minute. Another calm follows then we get some organ 3 minutes in. I like the lyrics "I'm sorry i'm leaving you now... i'm sorry I cancelled my vow."

Next up is "Entanglement" at just under 17 minutes. A piano intro lasts until before 2 1/2 minutes when it all kicks in including the vocals. I'm not into this. The piano returns as it settles down again. Sax after 4 1/2 minutes. Sampled voices 9 minutes in and I like the music backing them up. It's quite spacey until almost 14 minutes in and we get a great sound from here until the end. I do feel the album finishes fairly strongly with the last three songs beginning with "Eigenstates". Not much going on here until it picks up after 1 1/2 minutes. I like the guitar/ piano section 3 1/2 minutes in with vocals and more. Piano and fragile vocals 5 minutes in and then it builds. That's my second most favourite song on here. "The Black Of White" has such a good sound to it early on, I like how urgent it sounds. That doesn't last long though. The fast paced vocals before 3 minutes are interesting. A calm follows before it picks up again. I like the closing section. "Shades Of Silver" is my favourite. A nice mellow/ spacey intro as vocals join in after a minute. It kicks in around the 5 minute mark to an emotional section which is followed by a reflective instrumental passage to close out the album.

This just really isn't an album that does a lot for me despite finishing strongly. I'm glad I checked back into T's world though.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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