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Matching Mole


Canterbury Scene

3.91 | 214 ratings

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3 stars I have some strong moral reservations about even putting my fingers on a record which is dedicated to a book which killed millions of people and ravaged a country. But that aside........

I have made the rule never listen to an album more than ten times before reviewing it for PA or any other publications. I feel like I need fifty listenings to this album before I can make up my mind. I find it hard to express any coherent views on this album.

Little Red Record has a lot of strange melody lines and ideas. It sometimes feels like an Egg album and sometimes like a Soft Machine album. It has some strange guitars, some loony vocals and some even weirder keyboards. It is both funky, avant-garde, anti- commercial and strangely commercial at the same time. Some of this album is pretty hypnotic. Some of the stuff here is mindnumbing dull too. Some of the music here is beautiful. This is avant-garde Canterbury Scene prog in other words.

Does this make sense at all ? I have problems putting my thoughts about this album together into a coherent review. This album takes me through a lot of stuff. It is pretty coherent incoherent. With that, I mean there is some order in this madness. But I am not so sure if that is my kind of order. I still find this album a very good album. But it has some serious flaws (ie the mindnumbing dull stuff). That's why I can't give it more than three stars. Don't ask me why. I am still incoherent.

3.5 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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