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Clark Hutchinson


Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.87 | 42 ratings

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3 stars The diversification included at the time of the latter half of the 60's and the field of the forward music included the flow of an original groping by each musician and experimental directionality indeed.

Especially, flow of a certain kind of main current that method and age of expression of music by active musician and band at this time had. The item of psychedelic and Blues Rock might have established a multipronged flow. And, various bands and musicians exchange it. And, it is guessed that directionality and groping for the music at which oneself should aim continued.

The music character at which this DUO had especially aimed in those situations and the flows of the activity might have been experimentally done by deriving a multipronged element of psychedelic and Blues Rock from the part in the main current that was. The part is mirror to this album well.

The music character that this DUO gave in the situation of the music that derives gradually in the 70's and results will be recognized to the listener as one proof by the development of the music character that has already been cultivated.

Andy Clark known by having participated in the work of Sam Apple Pie takes charge of various musical instruments in this album. And, it is said that this debut album by Mick Hutchinson who was the member of Sam Gopal Dream of the antecedent of Sam Gopal was exactly made from their experimental part and session. It is said that they had already produced the sound source before this debut album is announced according to a certain theory. There is a theory that says that only Germany was sales it. The sound source that they had already produced as a guess is not certain corresponding to the album that is called "Blues" put on the market in 1994.

Directionality of Blues Rock and psychedelic of their having already had them establish it at this time. And, the tune is composed in demonstrating musical instruments that they introduced by the recording to its maximum and it is partial of the idea. Flavor of Raga Rock included in original tune produced with them and progress of Chord.

They might have attempted the establishment of the music character that had to be aimed gradually by this album. Andy Clark and Bass player's Stephen Amazing shifted to "UPP" later as a well-known fact about this DUO. The activity of "Clark-Hutchinson" is neither on the way will not be nor a street point of their development though those activities developed further. The establishment of the music character including the age and the construction of the tune with the unique aspect are indeed expressed well. It is expressed enough by this album.

"Improvisation On A Modal Scale" is a tune that contains the element of psychedelic and Heavy Blues Rock. Riff of the unison with Sax and the guitar makes a little aggressive melody. The rhythm of the percussion instrument in close relation to there puts out a good flavor. It is possible to improve it as a composition in which not the performance of a simple band but musical instruments and melodies are emphasized. Melody of guitar to emphasize part of psychedelic. And, the melody and the dash feeling with the piano have an original composition.

"Acapulco Gold" is a tune where the performance of Mick Hutchinson shines. The performance done only with the guitar is a melody with expression of feelings. The flow of the melody that recollects the music of Spain expands the width of this album. It can exactly enjoy a technical part of Mick Hutchinson.

A repeated melody by Chord of the guitar and a piano melody indeed give "Impromptu In E Minor" the part of psychedelic. The rhythm of the percussion instrument that makes the atmosphere of the tune as much as possible also contributes to the tune. And, Solo of the guitar in close relation to complete Chord produces a little aggressive sound. Or, the chorus of the solemnity of the tune in the latter half also expands the atmosphere of the tune.

The melody of good Sax for an enchantment rhythm section twines round "Textures In 3/4". The melody of psychedelic and Raga Rock that the melody of the continuing guitar is good is put. The construction of the melody in close relation to the rhythm of three rhythms exactly makes a good flow. The tune shifts to a more chaotic part in the latter half. The construction of the sound with various musical instruments is splendid.

As for "Improvisation On An Indian Scale", the melody and the music scale of complete Raga Rock twine round the rhythm section where the dash feeling exists. The part where Raga Rock is good might be exactly emphasized. Repeated length and rhythm and melody give the gaga expression.

The construction of the music character at which they should aim is exactly expressed enough by this album. Element of psychedelic and Blues Rock. And, the fusion of included Raga Rock might be one established music.

Kazuhiro | 3/5 |


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