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PRESENT FROM NANCY

Supersister

 

Canterbury Scene

4.00 | 141 ratings

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VOTOMS
5 stars Supersister is an amazing band, and after my experience with To The Highest Bidder, I get into the rest of their albums. Present For Nancy was 1970 Supersister's debut, and it's actually a great, fully developed album from this "canterbury-scene dutch band".

The album consists of 3 suites (Present For Nancy, Memories Are New and Metamorphosis) and 2 isolated tracks (Corporation Combo Boys, Dona Nobis Pacem). Everything fits perfectly fine: the wacky Humor, catchy flute, the canterbury-like keys and the calm vocals. An excelent and addictive album. Present From Nancy Introduction starts with sick tribal drums mixed with symphonic melodic piano playing. That's totally awesome. After few minutes the drums attack and the flute is presented. When the main track begins, it reminds me of Emerson, Lake and Palmer - the impressive drums & keys (piano sound) combo. It's an instrumental suite. A beautiful one. Memories Are New (boomchick) starts smooth and great with that cathcy keys and melody lines. At the middle of the first part, the song breaks to a dissonant, chaotic thriller mood. I like this 'scene'. The second part of the suite, 118, is dark and evil, with the same thriller vibe. It's strange in a good way, because the track is angry, but smooth. So the final part of the suite is a chill out track. So we have the pretty vocal jokes at the short Corporation Combo Boys. After this one, the album shows the last trilogic suite from a trilogy of suites. Metamorphosis first step is called Mexico. The first half of this track is "heavy" (in their smooth way, of course). When the vocalist starts to sing, the riffage becomes fast and technical, but calm. I really like the way these guys use to make hard dynamic stuff with such a quiet and calm spirit. But the Metamorphosis title track is finally, the opposite. The oldschool death metal drums is a great surprise, and very different and innovative into this kind of canterbury sound. It's a great instrumental track. After the canterbury death fusion, Eight Miles High is somthing like a grindcore: only 25 seconds. It's good, if you are looking for good short songs like "You Suffer". But this one is smooth again. The last instrumental track adaptation, Dona Nobis Pacem, sounds a filler at first, but it has funny moments at the second half and ending.

Reccomended to any prog rocker. I really can't choose between Present From Nancy and To The Highest Bidder.

VOTOMS | 5/5 |

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