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Magic Carpet


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.45 | 38 ratings

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4 stars The fixation of the genre concerning various music gives complete at the same time relativity. Especially, the history and the situation of music including the age might always have had establishment and groping as an expression method.

Music concerning the flow, traditional, and Folk concerning psychedelic gradually established in the especially 1960's develops rapidly in the latter half of the 1960's. Transmission concerning the expression method and the music character is various. The purpose besides the flow of diversity is enumerated in the situation and one of the bands that have already established it will be able to enumerate the existence of this band.

This band with the name that relates to the story of Arabia has been formed in 1971. If this band is guessed, some respects can be enumerated. Part of flow and diversity of psychedelic and Folk that is derivation as situation at that time from the latter half of the 1960's. The Music character that should already be expressed as a guess of the band is guessed to be possession.

The album that this band had announced might have given the listener the impression with a lot of mysteries as a situation at that time. As for the album, the part that exists in one seeing might also opaqued the career of the band.

Each member might be in an advanced point already with a purpose with this band if it enumerates it as a part of the guess for the music character. Alisha Sufit that took charge of the song in this band paid attention to the formation of the band with the element of Raga Rock. The participation of Clem Alford of the Sitar player who has various careers might be very important of course for the music character of this band and eminence. And, the communication of the intention by each member might have been attempted enough.

The part of the contract at that time was related to mushroom Records for this album. Point where album exists in one seeing for information on this band. It is possible to actually listen to this album comparing it easily now by the label that Clem Alford established. The situation and the existence at that time concerning the band will be talked about as attractive existence in the future. It is said that existence and the price concerning LP record were also valuable for the fan because the flow existed at that time.

Alisha Sufit took charge of Cover Art. The flavor of Raga Rock might be united well by the flow of Acid Folk with the age if it considers it as the overall music character. However, the impression of which the element of Acid Folk has gone out strongly a little might be given if it modifies one's views. The impression that piles up the flavor of Sitar and Tabla that joins the sense of unity is given. However, directionality concerning music and technical respect might be united very with stability. The existence of the band was actually handed down as a valuable band by the time this band was formed again in 1996.

The expression method and the introduction of machine parts are various if it considers it overall as a form of Raga Rock. However, the effect of an important part concerning "Drone" might be important as the nucleus of the band that fixes it besides the age. The part of Raga Rock exists surely enough in this band even if some diversity is considered. The part of Acid Folk is certainly united. However, the purpose and the expression tell Raga Rock of the tradition enough.

This album announced in 1972 is composed as all are original. Purpose of introduction of Sitar and Tabla that Alisha Sufit advocated. And, it is partial of the union of the music characters that each member constructed in union. And, Clem Alford exists. This album might be an album that exists completely attractively in the item of Raga Rock.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |


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