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Hatfield And The North


Canterbury Scene

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5 stars The element concerning the music character that this band did in a lot of bands that exist in Canterbury Scene might be loved because it is always talked as music with originality very much.

The establishment of the directionality of music with which the original idea and humour overflow is conspicuous in the music that derives exactly from Canterbury. It is not an exaggeration to say that the contribution of the part for them to have them establish the impression of Canterbury as an impression might be large.

Some respects will be able to be enumerated when thinking about their original elements. Song and melody where humour of Richard Sinclair is included. And, the distorted sound and the sound of the keyboard that multiuses the melodious sound etc.And, the rhythm etc. that contain the element of Jazz/Fusion might be elements of the music that can be expressed only to them. Therefore, it might have been reactive with the part of the music that had to be called that they were inevitable.

They were formed in 1972. However, it is also true in the keyboard player that there was changing places with the progress of the band. Familiar, deep Dave Stewart has already taken charge in this album. His performance greatly contributes to Canterbury Scene. And, Steve Miller took charge of the organ to the formation of the band at first. And, after Steve Miller had seceded the band, David Sinclair had succeeded the charge of the organ. Because flutist's Didier Malherbe was related to the band as the assistance of live, too listener's opinion also included "Deliveryv and the opinion made to come in succession by the formation in a first member by initial Hatfields. However, both of the member who is related to the band measurable figures might have become complete for Canterbury Scene.

They are announcing 1st album in 1973. The music character might already have been established. Part including composition and humour exactly calculated. And, the height of the ability of the technology of the performance. The original style that they had had had the content that the culture that their idea and Canterbury are good for the parts of a few Jazz/Fusion is splendidly united. And, "Gilgamesh" and competing that leads Alan Gowen are carried out in November, 1973. These two bands might have stimulated a music character each other at the same time as very important existence it in Canterbury Scene at that time. These events might have actually exerted a large influence on the music character of the band. And, it is an album in this album that makes good use of an almost perfect exact part and composition and arrangement further as a music character by Hatfields and challenges.

The melody of a gentle song to the progress of original Chord twines round "Share It". The dash feeling might exactly have the part of fine quality. Their individuality shines in the sound. The impression of Canterbury was exactly decided to Solo of the keyboard.

"Lounging There Trying" is a tune with good progress to include the sound that shines in the progress of complex Chord everywhere. The guitar of Phil Miller contributes to this tune. And, the obbligati of Dave Stewart raises the quality of the tune. Twining of the rhythm makes the directionality of the album give the tune the dash feeling further and decided.

"(Big)John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw" might have the part of a complete idea of Dave Stewart. The flow of the wind instrument keeps progressed of Chord to which it is original and it is peculiar beautiful harmony in union with the band. It connects with the following tune with some tension continued.

The rhythm that there is a tension in the sound of the distorted keyboard twines round "Chaos At The Greasy Spoon". The composition and the flow of the tune might be perfect. The usage of the wind instrument is also indeed splendid. And, the tune continues the dash feeling and shows the following development at once further.

"The Yes No Interlude" has completely expanded the width of the flow of a connected tune. Sax and the rhythm that there is a humour in the part of Jazz Rock twine. And, the composition of the sound of a unique keyboard and the guitar will give the listener the impression of fine quality very much. The tune flows quietly with the progress of complete Chord kept. The tune will give width to the tension of the album before long on the top. The sound of E-Piano is complete.

As for "Fitter Stoke Has A Bas", the melody of a gentle song is impressive. The song of Richard Sinclair contributes to the progress of Chord that develops one after another. And, this tune might not have been approved if there were neither a obbligati of the flute nor a chorus of The Northettes. The composition and the arrangement are perfect. And, the element of fine quality is always contained in the tension and the flow that shifts from the scat to Solo of the guitar is continued. The tune will rush into the part in the dark where the forecast doesn't adhere before long. Such development might have the flow that develops the element cultivated in 1st album further. However, light is connected as follows showing a brighter part.

"Didn't Matter A Anyway" might be a popular tune in their repertoires. The arrangement of a gentle song and the flute is splendid. Of course, the guitar and the keyboard that piles up the tune understand this tune. Development that continues performing in the part of fine quality might always be a complete element of Hatfields.

"Underdub" is a tune by Phil Miller. The unison of the organ and the flute shows an overwhelming technology. And, the progress of the part where cutting of the guitar is good and shining Chord gives a complete flow and width as a composition of the album. A splendid flow might be given by reflecting the arrangement of the tune of the member who is related to the composition in the composition of the album. The continuousness of the sound that shines in an exact part gives a good impression.

"Mumps" might be a highlight of this album. Humour and exact performance. And, the ability of development and the arrangement that the forecast doesn't adhere. And, the height of the quality of Canterbury Scene. It will not be an exaggeration to call a jewel that they produced exactly. The chorus that The Northettes is beautiful twines round the melody with which expression of feelings overflows. Such a part has been succeeded to the music character of the following National Health. The tension and the humour are taken as various musical instruments unite and parting the progress of complex Chord. The band listens to complete ensemble while developing one after another. The guitar corresponds to the tune while continuing flowing. Of course, the arrangement of Bass and E-Piano is also perfect. The tension, the humour, and the expression of feelings of the music of Canterbury are pulled by the chorus of The Northettes. Combine the change band, the tune keeps a sound to which a complete keyboard is distorted the composition. The processing of an arrangement of the keyboard and a variegated sound might be straightening of Canterbury to complete. The chorus who also to the development of a complex rhythm and twines has already completed the album. A gentle song of Richrd Sinclair twines as it is. The flow of the tune expands width further in the part of this song. The guitar and Sax invite the following development unifying the anacatesthesia and the tension. The flow of the tune that rushes into another development pulls the part of the chorus of fine quality with the flute. The tune reaches the peak gradually and succeeds the flow of an opening theme. The listener will get excited completely. Power and sound kept secret in flow that develops quietly. And, it develops by not lowering the quality of the tune to the last minute. The impression of the tune is invited to the highest part completely in union the sound of the member and the guest who is related to the recording. Anyway, the arrangement and the composition of the tune are jewels.

The flow of "Chaos At The Greasy Spoon" shows that this album rushed into bonus Track from (Big John Wayne Socks Psychology On The Jaw "". And, it connects with "Halfway Between Heaven And Earth". The band dissolves in 1975. However, the appearance of live done in the rainbow theater immediately before the dissolution of the band is collected as bonus Track of this album. This sound source is a sound source of the performance done on March 16, 1975. It is collected to this album as bonus Track achieving CD though the sound source was collected to "Over The Rainbow" of the omnibus and "Afters" of their best albums.

As for "Halfway Between Heaven And Earth", the line of Bass in close relation to the progress of complex Chord is splendid. Melody of gentle song in close relation to development of shining Chord. And, the unison of the melody with the keyboard. Progressing a tune advanced as the dash feeling cohabits with a gentle melody might be splendid. The impression of the band is consistent. A good melody in close relation to a peculiar scat is music for them.

Oh and "Len 'S Nature" has the flow that Riff of a heavy rhythm and the guitar is splendid. It might be a part where this idea derives from the flexibility of the band, too. Sound of guitar and rhythm that moves freely. And, the contribution of the organ and Bass that completes the flow of the tune gives the listener the flexibility of the band.

"Lying And Gracing" is a tune where expression of feelings and the tension of the music of Canterbury were splendidly expressed. The dash feeling is increased further while making the part of Jazz Rock a subject. The listener will be able to discover the ability of the performance that draws out the sense in live in addition to an exact part of the band enough to be had.

In Canterbury Scene, the music that they had done might have exactly exerted an important, large influence though their studio albums had been concluded by two works. This album might be important with this band when talking about Canterbury Scene.

Kazuhiro | 5/5 |


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