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FISH RISING

Steve Hillage

 

Canterbury Scene

4.13 | 287 ratings

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burgersoft777
4 stars This is Para gongs first studio album really but came out under the steve hillage name for a number of reasons the most obvious being Hillage's not insignificant guitar hero status at the time. Dave Stewert is also along for the ride an old freind of Hillage's from his days with the pretty good Khan. What we have here is four Tracks which break prog style into many smaller themes. The most satisfying cut is the salmon song with its insane riff to the fore and Tim Blake's sound washing over all of the proceeding. Tim Blake recently admitted this was his favorite album of the gong and para gong period and also mentioned some regret that their collaboration had not continued. The rest of the LP is excellent prog/acid/space rock and is interesting and competent throughout. The Solar music suite starts the 1st side with some very pleasant phased guitar. Even the lyric is vague enough to be acceptable. All in all this remains the best LP under the Hillage name but certainly it could have been reviewed and placed under para gong. the production is like all Gong lps a little muddy and that fact alone forces it below 5 stars a worthy 4 deserving a little more in reality.
burgersoft777 | 4/5 |

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