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Canterbury Scene

4.20 | 122 ratings

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4 stars It is necessary to recognize the music character that this band did in the item of the music of Belgium as a band with originality very much. The music character of this Cos to contribute to the item of the music of Belgium very much as well as Univers Zero and Aksak Maboul splendidly absorbs the element that various musicians did and is expressed.

Some parts might be accompanied when thinking about the element in close relation to the music character that they do. It is partial as they declare of the influence from Magma and Zao. However, they might reflect the part in the tune well and be expressing music by an original methodology. Or, the creation of original music in addition to making the sound that looks like in the band from Canterbury from which it is represented and the expression of men who interpret it will accompany the flow completely established.

The music character that member's Daniel Schell creates occupies the ratio very much in this 1st album of them. Those parts show the flow to which the band evolves after this band is exactly very established. And, the part where the important factor is given to this band will include the song of Pascale Son. She performs Oboe by the tune. However, the melody of her unique voice and the song expressed in the acute angle might be the parts for this band. It is necessary to evaluate Music whom this Cos did as a set that receives the flow from "Classroom" that exists as an antecedent of this band and expresses indeed unique music as one field. The avant-garde part and the sense of their POP created an elegant, strange music while absorbing the sound in Canterbury and the part of Zeuhl well. The creativity of Daniel Schell that is called an unusual talent has been remarkably exactly expressed by this band. A lot of overwhelming composition power and the expression of the band might be expressed in an initial work though the band revolutionizes little by little every time the work is announced. The member's appointment to express them concretely and introduction of musical instruments. Or, to express the music character that the band does, the calculated arrangement of the tune and the introduction of the wind instrument are expressed enough attended with a necessary element. Part of POP in close relation to surreal sense. And, a completely high-quality tune was offered and the performances of men who had done an original interpretation for music were continued.

As for "Postaeolian Train Robbery", a flute that is unified to the self introduction of the band and made anxious and a piano sound have established the directionality of the band. The tune increases the dash feeling from the repeated theme to a steady rhythm attended with the sound of the guitar. As for their creativity and arrangement, originality might be very strong.

"Cocalnut" twines from the part of the sound that flows quietly the scat and progresses. An acute angle scat explodes attended with the response and motion. The piano and the scat give the dash feeling to the rhythm with Groove. The voice of Pascale Son might be exactly a part of Cos. The tune reaches the peak while continuing the dash feeling attended with the sound of the shining keyboard. The progress of Chord might be perfect. The arrangement that adds the dash feeling of good Rock for elements of a few Zeuhl might be splendid.

"Amafam" shifts from Solo of the drum to the flow of the march. Unison of flute and scat with mysterious melody. Melody of continued keyboard. POP of the melody and the avant-garde part merge completely in the tune though atmosphere has a little experimental part.

"Populi" is a tune where the sense and the originality of POP that they think about shine. The flow like the session in addition to the keyboard and Groove of the rhythm might be included. And, an acute angle scat of Pascale Son consistently continues flowing. The composition in which the rhythm of six twines has succeeded, too.

As for "Halucal", the theme with the flute and the keyboard feature. A good dash feeling of Rock is continued and Solo of the keyboard pulls it. To expand the width of the tune, Solo of Bass is taken an active part though the song doesn't appear.

"Coloc" shifts to the composition with quiet power while continuing a glossy piano sound. A consistent scat has established the individuality of the band. An experimental flow in close relation to the sound of the guitar processed by the effect might be reminiscent of an element of Zeuhl and initial Soft Machine. Twining of Solo and the scat of an intense guitar shows the directionality of the band enough.

"La Partie D'echecs" is twines round the demiquaver a fast scat and a unique tune including an intermittent hit. The part and the composition in which the flow of Jazz Rock was introduced might already have been established. The idea that Classroom did has been succeeded enough to Cos.

"Sur Deux" The sound of the brass instrument in close relation to the development of a complex melody is a feature. The line of Bass pulls the tune and advances including the part of Jazz Rock. It listens to the part that the element of the session also took while continuing the dash feeling.

As for "Achille", the composition with quiet flow in the song with the anacatesthesia feature. The performance to take the element of POP and the part of surreal to the avant-garde might already have carried out the function as Classroom. The originality of the sense is very strong. The flow of a complex rhythm and the melody in close relation to the scat has been established. The tune shifts to an experimental flow further with the avant-garde and processes the space well. The part of the song in close relation to the flow of the drum intermittently demonstrates the part of individuality from the part where the melody was excluded. The material because of the connection to this band exactly might already become complete. An enough idea is abundantly blocked in the work of Cos completely developed as a function of the band while groping for directionality.

The unison of a mysterious melody and the song pulls the tune to "L'admirable Amas Cellulaire Orange". The obbligati of the guitar also contributes to the tune. The band accomplishes certain evolution in the flow that announces the work from this album one after another though the avant-garde part of the technology, the sense, and the idea of the performance is strong.

This album that completely drew out individuality in the band and the musician who existed in Belgium might have understood the interpretation to the culture and music. And, the flow of this album evolves further and reaches the peak by "Viva Boma" of 2nd album.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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