the beginning. at last.

Mink Stolen Part 1 of 5- Camelot Bound Interstellar Fur Traders Band

inevitably, eventually, I had to find at least one more in this series to review and I think I've finally hit on part 1.

which I think is my last ......

it's far more like a talking book with music than a soundtrack song and in that capacity, it's actually quite entertaining. like a movie without the video.

atmospheric. somewhat dynamic. groovin'. melodic yet just a bit linear. a little psychedelic while being controllably tame and actually, mellow and sorta straight-laced.

the composition of the music is led off and then paced by the very soothing electric piano .... the strings that are added are a little too synth-based but it is what it is. drums add the groove pretty well with decent sounds and a well conceived part. my favorite part of the bed is however, the bass - which does the most to build the dynamics.

it's all simple and to the point and does well to let the backing vocals add the spacey ideas to the fray while the guy narrating the story line is casual yet expressive and quite easy to listen to. being as it's probably part 1, it's good to finally hear where and how the story starts. not that it makes all that much sense to me now but at least I get the gist. not really seeming like something that appeals much to me, I do like how it is delivered and how well it flows and how it is paced. really nice tone and an easy range to accept in my ears.

incidentally, tho the concept of the lyrics is sorta freaky and unique in some ways, to steal directly from mythical yore doesn't show me much imagination as much as it shows that smoking dope while digging back through the old book and movie collection can yield somewhat mixed results. personally, I wish the band had made up some new names and not stolen so blatantly from history. camelot? the round table? come on, like make believe all over again? I don't dig the theft a bit.

yet, it's a well done start to the show I already know ... in retrospect, it's the best part of the story except for maybe the section where the leading lady dominates. there, it seems just a smidge rough on intonation. not to the point of saying it's bad but definitely to the point of distraction. somebody wasn't dotting all the i's and crossing all the T's.

but that's me feeling like I've had enough of this in parts at this point. knowing that the system here won't allow for a 60 minute song, I forgive ya'll but to be honest, I can't fathom reviewing this whole deal in one shot anyway.

so .... what shall be shall be. good luck on getting that big deal.


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