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Canterbury Scene

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5 stars The land where the warm prog grows: 9/10

Inserted within the context of the Canterbury Scene, IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK is marked by the fusion of experimental and jazz elements. CARAVAN might not be nearly as experimental as their peers, but they equally important. Their warmness acts as an accessible entry point and even as a quintessential (although diluted) emblem of the genre, as IN THE LAND OF GREY AND PINK succinctly demonstrates both of Canterbury Scene's main characteristics: the genre's jazziness, visible in the first side; and an experimental, keyboard-driven approach, represented by the 22-minutes-long track on the second side. Both of them are offered with CARAVAN's distinctively soft and charming music, soaked with rather pastoral psychedelia. Tracks like Gulf Girl, Winter Wine, Love to Love You, In the Land of Grey and Pink feels like trekking through warm, grassy valleys; Nine Feet Underground is a laudable experiment without at any moment losing momentum or enjoyability, even if it isn't nearly as bold or iconoclastic as, say, THE POLITE FORCE or THIRD.

CARAVAN's effort, while not Canterbury Scene's most exploratory effort, is still one of its finest.

Luqueasaur | 5/5 |


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