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Amoeba Split


Canterbury Scene

3.12 | 12 ratings

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3 stars This three song demo from Amoeba Split showcases their style, which happens to be a fine throwback to the glory days of the Canterbury Scene. The songs here are all airy, jazzy pieces, with tasteful keyboards, flute and sax.

Since this is a demo recording, I'll forgive the rough production, especially since all three songs can be heard in more final versions (from their full album) on their website. Blessed Water has a bit of a symphonic sound, before the Pink Floyd-like smooth sax solo steals the show. Turbulent Matrix is more of a traditional light fusion jam, with a melody that reminds me a bit of Miles Davis' So What. And Perfumed Garden begins with a sort of Henry Cow-ish segment, before settling down to a more traditional Canterbury sound.

These versions are not bad, but I'd recommend searching for the polished versions on the full album.

Evolver | 3/5 |


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