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SIMILARITY

Eyot

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.21 | 31 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars EYOT are a band out of Serbia that is very much a piano driven affair with bass, drums and guitar. All instrumental as well I should mention and I reviewed their 2017 release about 6 months ago and the fact I'm back so quickly reviewing another from this band considering the mass amount of stuff I need to get to should tell you how much I like their sound. Piano driven music isn't usually my thing but the compositions are so well done and varied plus even the titles of these songs took some creative thinking in my opinion. I'd rate this higher than "Innate" but I haven't heard the first two albums. We also get some guest viola on one track and trumpet and sax on another.

Up first is "How Shall The Dust Storm Start?" and drums and bass lead the way as the piano comes in over top. It settles back around 3 1/2 minutes but the tempo does shift slightly at times. It picks back up with power after 6 minutes to the end. Nice. "Druids" is such a cool tune, very melancholic with piano and a beat to start, quite relaxed. It picks up after 1 1/2 minutes as the bass joins in along with viola. This is really good, quite meaningful. Viola only after 4 1/2 minutes to the end.

"Similarity" is the longest track at over 10 minutes. Drums and bass to start along with faint guitar expressions as the piano joins in. Why does this sound so good? Just a killer track that slowly builds before settling in around 4 minutes then it calms back down. It builds again and check it out after 8 minutes. So good! "Pools Of Purple Light" opens with piano and drums as the bass joins in. A fuller sound before 1 1/2 minutes but it settles back again quickly with some intricate guitar as well. It's building again after 4 minutes then a calm arrives a minute later with piano, guitar and drums, very laid back here. It stays this way to the end.

"New Passover" starts out with drums and piano as we get some energy here. Some power 1 1/2 minutes in but it's brief. We're cooking before 3 minutes. "Nirvana" is catchy and powerful to begin with but it settles quickly with bass and drums before the piano returns. It kicks in again around 1 1/2 minutes as contrasts continue. I like the calm after 3 minutes as it's kind of dark with bass and drums before the piano returns again.

"Walking On Thin Ice With Iron Shoes" opens with bass but soon a beat and guitar join in. Still it's relaxed. Piano just before a minute with a meaningful melody. Contrasts continue. A chilled tune(haha). I like how the bass is out front yet it's all so melancholic and laid back. "Blessing" ends it. It has this trippy beat with guitar playing over top in a laid back manner. Horns just before 2 minutes replace the guitar. Great sound 3 minutes in then it calms down with a beat and piano with horns over top. Piano takes the lead before 5 minutes. Horns are back. Such a good closer.

A band that exudes class and the music is so well composed and meaningful, I just think every one should check them out.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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