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Canterbury Scene

3.32 | 3 ratings

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4 stars For a really under-rated band such as they are, it can be surprising to know that they reached four albums. Yes, this japanese group released works from 2006 to 2022 and yet is very unkwown even amongst the connoiseur. I think it would help for them and for many other japanese artists, if the physical CDs were more accesible for the rest of the world.

Now, let me tell my analysis. It's similar to the two previous, mantaining that mature and elegante style of composing that was present on the second album and got a little better on the third. Yes, this is my way to try to convince those who like this last release to aknowledge other one(s).

It goes deep into Canterbury feeling, and deeper into a dynamic good mood spirit. Seems cleverly destinated to cheer you up, or at least try. Good choice to continue entirely instrumental. The highlite of this job is IMO the wind instruments, with beautiful, pleasent and clean harmonies. And it's interesting that they made it with two saxofones, this time. By a matter of comparison, on the previous disc they had also a flutist.

There aren't tracks who distinctively are better than others. But making a selection of the 11 tracks, I'd point tracks 7, 4 and 9. Tracks 10 and 11 are the weakest part of the album.

3,7 stars on a scale of five.

arymenezes | 4/5 |


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