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Hugh Hopper


Canterbury Scene

3.19 | 35 ratings

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2 stars People can praise this as a masterpiece as much as they like, I find it pretty annoying. First of all there some improvised sections on this album that are repetive and quite frankly boring to me. It is nicely examplefied by Miniluv which is almost 15 minutes of improvised noises ( gentle mellow noises, but still noises, no melody).

It turns for the better on the next track Minipax I where the horns at least play a jazzy theme ( an unbearably dissonant theme, but a theme it is). This is the best track here. And so it goes on for the entire album.

The musicians are really good though, and I have no complaints there. I just find that there isnīt much melody here, and itīs weird for weirdness sake. Maybe I just donīt get this style, but I wouldnīt really recommend this to anyone I know. To me this is more Jazz than rock and I like it the other way round.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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