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MANNA/MIRAGE

The Muffins

 

Canterbury Scene

4.06 | 65 ratings

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Greger
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4 stars The MUFFINS were an American band that existed from 1973-1981. This is a re-release of The MUFFINS debut album from 1978. Their music is a blend of chamber music, experimental progressive rock, avant-garde, Canterbury and Jazz. The musicians are very skilled and they're throwing themselves between these genres with a big doze of humor and playfulness. There are lots of odd rhythms, chord progressions and melodies. Sometimes they reminds of CARAVAN, HATFIELD AND THE NORTH, HENRY COW and SOFT MACHINE. Besides the regular rock instruments there are lots of other instruments such as xylophone, saxophone, clarinets, oboe and flute. There are only four lengthy tracks on this album. All of them are highlights in their own rights. But if I should point out one specific track, it would be the epic closing 23-minutes track "The Adventures of Captain Boomerang". This is a musical adventure from a really interesting band from the past.
Greger | 4/5 |

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