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An electronic keyboard instrument in which each key controls the playback of a single prerecorded musical sound.
- ‘Frith piles up layers of sharp, melodic guitars, woozy mellotrons or mournfully folky violins, with results that range from the infectiously melodic to the fearsomely dense.’
- ‘His distinctive voice resonates like polished grit over a combination of searing strings, Hawaiian lap steels, mellotrons and even enchanted lyres.’
- ‘You have to follow where the innovations are coming from, delving into different sounds and instrumentation, working with electronic synthesizers and mellotrons, even banjos.’
- ‘While acoustically based, he beefs things up with tons of keyboards and mellotrons, giving the songs a majestic feel despite their simplicity.’
- ‘The band picks up the pace a few tracks later on ‘Heart of Darkness’ with an unusually fractured drum break, topped by ferocious, almost raga-like guitar and a subtly employed choir sound on either a mellotron or a chamberlain.’
1960s: from mellow + -tron, element of electronic.
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