ODIN DRAGONFLY ANEKDOTEN ANDROMEDA
From page 65 of Classic Rock Magazine October 2007
Offerings Beginnings 1967-68
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Let's face it when your desk is bowing under the weight of thousands of CDs from insane death metal bands, when Classic Rock's sister magazine Metal Hammer is obsessed by hairy Scandinavians in woad who think they're Viking plunderers, it comes as an almighty relief to discover a band such as Odin Dragonfly.
In actual fact, OD are a duo Heather Findlay and Angela Gordon from Mostly Autumn. Describing themselves self-effacingly as coming from 'the gentler side of rock', this acoustically driven gem is as pure, polished and pastoral-sounding as they come. The pair's voices complement each other so well, the effect is lazily hypnotic particularly on the winsome, Sandy Denny-esque Yellow Time. Grab your cheesecloth scoop-neck and follow that kaftan the world's gone all Roger Dean again. ••••••• 'Drenched in Mellotron' arethree of the most magical words in progdom. Soyou can imagine our excitement when that selfsame phrase cropped up in connection with the music of Anekdoten. This Swedish combo compare their work to Red-era King Crimson, butts us they sound like a heavied-up, art-rocking Greenslade. •••••• Between leaving Attack and joining Atomic Rooster, guitarist John DuCann formed Andromeda. Similarto early Moody Blues with power chords, much of Beginnings., was drawn from DuCann's own acetates. The best track is Let's All Watch The Sky Burn Down, which mixes 60s beat-group stomp with frilly-bloused psychedelia. •••••