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Canterbury Scene

4.05 | 258 ratings

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5 stars Supersister is definitely one of the best dutch progressive rocks bands, if not the best. With their debut album "Present from Nancy" they put themselves on the map. It is not only a highlight in dutch recording history but also for the Canterbury scene. Because if one should categorize Supersister they fit best with the Canterbury bands. The music is mostly instrumental. When they sing the lyrics are humorous. The musicianship of the four members is excellent. The music is best recognised by the fuzz organ of Stips (and his voice of course), the jazzy rhythm which is layed out by drummer Vrolijk and bass player van Eck and the flute and saxes from van Geest.

The album itself consists of four long tracks (divided in subtracks) and one short and funny one: Corporation Combo Boys. The first two are typical Supersister tracks: jazzy and a bit psychedelic. "Present from Nancy" is all instrumental, on "Memories are new" you can hear vocals for the first time. The subtrack "11/8" sounds a lot like early Soft Machine and "Dreaming wheelwhile" is very relaxed and dreamy. "Metamorphosis" is a heavy, canterburish song. The album ends with the peaceful, atmospheric "Dona nobis pacem" (give us peace).

This is a great album for everyone who loves Canterbury music. Question remains: who is Nancy?

Agemo | 5/5 |


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