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GREEN

Steve Hillage

 

Canterbury Scene

3.92 | 175 ratings

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poito
4 stars SH underwent such a fast evolution since he left GONG. In four years he released four albums in clear progression to new musical scapes. From his Canterburian roots and the hippie Tibetan flavors he went on to use more atmospheric, experimental and even funky elements, and still growing alone in the deceiving musical panorama of the late 70's. GREEN is more uniform than former RADIO MOTIVATION. It cultivates profusely atmospheres, some with spacy airs, but don't be mistaken, they are only beds for master guitar work. Lots of great riffs and some techno elements that rival Tangerine Dream's, as in Ether Ships, but always ending in a great gliding guitar solo. Some tracks follow that may start as ballades or lighter themes and contain wonderful guitar, in the background as well as in the front during riffs. Musik of the Trees is an acoustic piece that finishes in one of his characteristic lengthy ends with nice guitar work in the background. Two tracks are dedicated to the UFO stuff, Unidentified and UFO Over Paris, with some funky rhythm. My favorite pick in the album is the closing The Glorious Om Riff, a great dramatic background with nice work at the drums and the customary guitar work at the front. Overall, it is a bit weaker than the first two albums, but strong enough and offering very pleasant combinations of atmospheres and impressive guitar work.
poito | 4/5 |

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