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THE DIARY OF ROBERT REVERIE

Needlepoint

 

Crossover Prog

4.00 | 31 ratings

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Beautiful Scarlet
3 stars This album may masquerade as a "Canterbury Scene" work but I see beneath the Wyatt esque vocals and instrument choices to see that this is absolutely not Canterbury Scene. The music is actually songs!? No riff salad here, no orgasmic changes, nay what you hear is what you get for short 3 minute tunes that have clear starts and finishes, absurd. Additionally the music is pretty subpar, not very catchy, repetitive and just plain dull to my ears. The music is always constrained by such tasteful concepts as "form". Also for an album sporting an acclaimed Jazz guitarist one would expect instrumentals? Most of the album is vocals, the bridges tending to be actually quite short on this album.

Easy 3/5, aside from the previously mentioned issues I have with this album/band the music is okay. This should appeal to fans of 60/70s Psych music or Indie rock. Definitely don't expect any kind of development on these songs or instrumental prowess, very tame generic fare. Canterbury Sound Score 3/5

Beautiful Scarlet | 3/5 |

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