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Steve Hillage


Canterbury Scene

4.10 | 473 ratings

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4 stars This is the debut solo album from guitarist Steve Hillage formerly of Khan and Gong. His skillful playing is very much the center of this album.

This is very good prog rock, pretty mellow and laid back even though there is nothing wrong with the technical level of the musicians involved. As you would expect from the solo effort from a guitarist, the guitar is mainly in focus. The keyboard do play a major part though, with some really cool and tripped out sounds.

The album starts out with the almost 17 minute long Solar Musick Suite, which is really great. Steve sings some nice vocal lines and his guitar and the synths from Tim Blake dominate this cool song. The rest of the songs are also really good. They are in a similar laid back style.

I have a hard time deciding wether this deserves 3 or 4 stars, as this might not be exactly my taste in every way, but itīll be the 4 stars for the outstanding musicianship and some really laid back and tripped out songs. Donīt expect it to sound too much like Khan or Gong even though there are traces.

UMUR | 4/5 |


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