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QUANTUM JUMP

Quantum Jump

 

Canterbury Scene

3.16 | 8 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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3 stars QUANTUM JUMP were a British band who played a Funk styled brand of progressive Rock. As Rupert Hine mentions in the liner notes they were trying to mix Funk and Jazz / Fusion with English song writing sensibility. I don't hear anything Canterbury about the music but I suppose that spirit is here with the humour that is found throughout. John G. Perry and Morris Pert are the only two i'm familiar with besides Hine.

"Captain Boogaloo" is funky with vocals as synths roll in. A poppy tune with silly lyrics is what we have here. "Over Rio" has a catchy rhythm with vocals. Nice guitar before 1 1/2 minutes. Zappa-like vocals follow. Themes are repeated. "The Lone Ranger" became a hit for them because this guy wanted it to be the theme for his TV show and it became quite popular. It sounds like a Native language to open and it comes and goes. A catchy track with intricate guitar. "No American Starship" is more of the same really although the guitar late is good.

"Alto Loma Road" is different. Reserved vocals before it kicks in then settles again. Contrasts continue. "Cocobana Havana" is a mid-paced tune that's catchy. It picks up 2 minutes in and this sounds much better. Nice bass and drum work 4 minutes in. Good song. "Constant Forest" is a relaxing and mellow tune. "Something At The Bottom Of The Sea" is divided into four parts. Part 1 is my favourite song on here. A very uptempo and dynamic instrumental. It blends into Part 2 which has reserved vocals as it settles. Part 3 picks up with drums out front and some good guitar. Part 4 has a beat with synths, bass and guitar sounds. I like this laid back closer.

Not a bad album, it's just not my style.

Mellotron Storm | 3/5 |

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