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4.22 | 11 ratings | 4 reviews | 27% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Before the storm (7:08)
2. Rad admiral (6:14)
3. Serotonin (5:35)
4. And not or (6:25)
5. Knights templar (4:35)
6. Still golden (5:52)

Total Time: 35:49

Line-up / Musicians

- Steve Hillage / vocals, guitar, synthesizers
- Miquette Giraudy / keyboards, bells

Releases information

Virgin OVED 8

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STEVE HILLAGE And Not Or ratings distribution

(11 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(27%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(36%)
Good, but non-essential (18%)
Collectors/fans only (18%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

STEVE HILLAGE And Not Or reviews

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Review by greenback
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4 stars This record definitely sounds like "Green", but it is more structured, tidy and repetitive. The guitars are really sequenced here, even if there are good solos. The sound of the guitars are really impressive! It seems there are some programmed drums: they were only 2 musicians here: Miquette Giraudy and Steve HILLAGE. The keyboards are not as space as on "Green": They participate more to the sequenced rythm, even if they can be quite floating.

Originally, "For To Next" and "And Not Or" were 2 separate LP's; here are the songs on "And Not Or":

1. Before the storm (7:08) 2. Rad admiral (6:14) 3. Serotonin (5:35) 4. And not or (6:25) 5. Knights templar (4:35) 6. Still golden (5:52)

Review by Warthur
4 stars This is the instrumental and somewhat more prog-oriented side (though still with heavy influences from New Wave and synthpop) of what Hillage and his longstanding partner Miquette Giraudy were tinkering with on For To Next. Leaving vocals behind and abandoning any pretence of offering pop hooks, this is a set of languid, spacey instrumentals. Nothing to spark a major space rock revival or anything, but still not half bad. By and large these tracks have been appended as bonuses on CD releases of For To Next (generally relabelled as For To Next/And Not Or to denote the fact), but I'd say this was actually the more interesting of the two records.

Latest members reviews

5 stars This is a MEGA collection of instrumental tracks featuring some out of this world guitar work from Steve Hillage. It reminds me of the very early Ozric Tentacles with the moody synth sounds & broody bass lines & of course that supersonic guitar work. By all accounts 'For To Next' was not the al ... (read more)

Report this review (#836709) | Posted by bestbass42 | Thursday, October 11, 2012 | Review Permanlink

5 stars The better half of the For To Next And Not Or original release. The names (or terms really) used for these albums were taken from computer programming commands - not that I am a programmer, but a friend that is one has pointed it out. System 7 was also a computing system wasnt it?. Anyway, I dig ... (read more)

Report this review (#243365) | Posted by Dragontrouser | Tuesday, October 6, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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