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Canterbury Scene

2.85 | 10 ratings

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2 stars Big names, big mess.

Big names like Daevid Allen, Mark Kramer, Hugh Hopper and Pip Pyle should guarantee a good result. Well, the jury is still out on that one.

For those of you who regard GONG as not avant-garde enough, Brainville is the answer. This is GONG taken to the extreme and beyond. Just without the good ideas and melodies. Brainville's music is mostly atonal and based on some beastly torture of bass guitars, drums and guitars. Into the mix, they have added some sound effects. In one instance, a BEATLES song is being played in the background with some bass running over it. This album is avant-garde/RIO all over and very little Canterbury Scene like NATIONAL HEALTH and CARAVAN. Yes, it is a psyched out GONG album to a certain extent with some HENRY COW and PINK FLOYD thrown into this stew too.

The end result is not good. Well, it is not for me and I can only write a subjective review of this album. i do not like it. I think it is too atonal. I cannot excactly find the references to Jazz either. There are some good stuff here, but they are far between. This is not for me.

2 stars.

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |


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