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THE WINSTONS

The Winstons

 

Canterbury Scene

3.94 | 76 ratings

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4 stars An Italian rock bizarre The WINSTONS have appeared on the rock music scene with their eponymous debut album upon their head veiled in white bandage. We Rock Progressivo Italiano freaks have thoroughly got immersed in their assertive, bombastic creativity, for their very first creation. Amazingly weird psychedelic keyboard reminds us of something like Canterbury or 60's oldie psychedelic scene, but their play can drive us mad because of their magical enthusiasm via sounds and melody lines appealing directly to our brain. Their play exactly sounds like an octopus that is rubbery but flexible, and the core of sound is not spineless at all.

Curiously, opposite to other Italian rock combo, their composition strategy is flooded with obvious musical diversity ... pop essence, cynical structure, mischievous material, and massive pleasure. Guess they have got extensively influenced by lots of rock vanguards, not only like 70s British or Italian ones but also like Canterbury, avantgarde, jazz rock, and old-fashioned psychedelic pioneers. For example, we can feel their miscellaneous vision (and their sincere sentiment for jazz rock in the latter part) through "A Reason For Goodbye" or touch their sincere sentiment for psychedelic pop in "Play With The Rebels". Such a sound variation via their experiences is quite unique, although their position as "a progressive rock band" is uncertain, vague and fuzzy.

Of course not all of the tracks in this production are innovative let me say, but at the same time it's pretty adventurous, addictive, and advantageous they have launched the first strike with multiple music (not only rock) essence into it. And it's amazing that some of their songs, if on stage, can give the audience spiritually enormous energy and power ... based upon their catchy melodic structure maybe. Personally meaningless, strange Japanese words cannot be avoided at all, anyway.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |

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