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IN BLISSFUL COMPANY

Quintessence

 

Indo-Prog/Raga Rock

3.31 | 41 ratings

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2 stars The original LP was formed of tracks 1-8. Tracks 9 and 10 comprised the A and B sides of the band's first (and only?) single. I never rated the popular Notting Hill Gate, and still don't; nor do I appreciate five minutes of unrelenting drone at the end of Midnight Mode (the band had obviously run out of songs when finding themselves pressed into the studio for the first time, with unseemly haste); Ganga Mai used to be the opener for their "live" sets - and a great opener it was, too; Pearl and Bird is a vehicle for displaying Shiva's vocal range; whilst Manco Capac is unquestionably the finest track they ever put out, with all parts of the unit combining perfectly...

...and then there is the omnipresent chant. Oh dear.

tbstars | 2/5 |

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