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ROCK BOTTOM

Robert Wyatt

 

Canterbury Scene

4.30 | 568 ratings

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Jake E.
5 stars "You look different every time." The beginning of the abum and the beginning of Sea Song starts with blazing swooping synth with very good vocals, piano, and erie vocal arrangments. A Last Straw has a weird off beat rhythm to it, drenched with synth and delay, psychedelic elements are found throughout the album especially this song, and once again geat vocals. After the psychedelic/rockish feel from the last song: The Last Straw you get a jazzy feeling, lots of horns, hardly any synths, fast pounding percussions of all sorts, soothing but strong bass, and Robert Wyatts voice creeps out of the jazz chaos, and leads us through to Alifib/Alife, which starts with electric piano, synth, and unusual vocal arrangments that should be expected with Wyatt, Roberts vocals stand out on this song and go good with the electric piano. Spaced out horns, dramatic synth, and obscured percussion, Alife is the most weird song on the entire album. Part of the reason it is so weird is because the vocals are sort of scary, and the lyrics seem to be written while under the influence of psychedelics, giving the song a dark feeling, much like Roxy Music's Bogus Man. #6 Little Red Robin Hood Hit The Road:::::::::::This song is the most accessible, sounds almost like Pink Floyd Animals, leading synth, Jazzy drums, with a rock hard edge. At around three minuets into the song, it takes a major change, with violin, horns, and very funny lyrics, presented by someone other than Wyatt and sounds like something from medievil Scottland.
Jake E. | 5/5 |

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