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National Health


Canterbury Scene

4.14 | 441 ratings

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5 stars Not a Masterpiece, but definitively essential work!! I guess if your pleasure is strictly Jazz look elsewhere.... These guys played Progressive-Rock with Jazz "oriented" melodies, and have all the complex signatures of the finest Canterbury Bands of all times! I find very difficult to classify their style, since they do not strictly speaking stay on one signature for much time, in each cut.

Now, I agree Parsons singing melodies and harmonies sound irritating in the beginning, but IMHO and to my ears this tend to grow on you and actually after few spins you start sensing that they interplay pretty good with the music (anyways they are not to much...) Intricate, complex, fun and mostly Instrumental...all these describes NH music!Soul? Well, that is open to a more broad discussion and interpretation...Not much improv here, but not to tight either, abundant time changes with a very sophisticated use of interplay between band members. Fantastic work and effort!!.. One of my fav bands and ESSENTIAL; then again is just my opinion.

Prognut | 5/5 |


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