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THE MACHINE THAT CRIED

String Driven Thing

 

Prog Folk

3.45 | 48 ratings

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Evolver
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Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
3 stars I picked up this CD, the "band official version", a year or so ago, when I found it very cheap in a used CD store. I'm glad I didn't pay more fore it.

I don't know any of this group's other albums, but to me this album is barely progressive. The majority of the tracks are sixties style psychedelic rock, similar to the early Jefferson Airplane albums. To make it worse, Chris Adams too often sings in a faux Bob Dylan style (it's bad enough when Dylan himself does it).

The only prog track is the last one on the original album, River Of Sleep, a tune that meanders through some spacey territory. Another good track on the album is Heartfeeder. While not terribly progressive, the primal scream aspect makes it interesting.

The three bonus tracks on my CD are okay, but spoil the mood after the origuinal album ending, the aforementioned River Of Sleep.

Not bad for a psychedelic album, but not a favorite of mine.

Evolver | 3/5 |

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