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The Muffins


Canterbury Scene

3.77 | 43 ratings

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4 stars I love muffins, so... sometime ago I needed to try this band. When I randomly found this 1993 album from a Wahington DC band, I had no idea of the oldschool Canterbury feeling I would taste. Maybe becaus THIS IS NOT from the 90s. This is a compilation of unreleased band material from 1975. This would be their first album. Got it? The first and lenghty track (23 minutes) is the main track, Chronometers. Is very enjoyable to listen to. It's like a soft-Soft Machine. Avant-Garde, but not so avant as Henry Cow. It features samplers from the Wizard of Oz and strange multi-tracked stuff. It's a calm freak music. I'm a very fan of weird and avant music, but the first time I have tried this album I felt that it was disorganized, and the order of passages should be rearranged. But after the second time I have tried this out, everything made sense. The rest of the album is made of short avant free jazz tracks, maybe most of them was recorded in a role, and I like them all. My favorite moment of the album is Joe Crop on a Toxic Plantet's intro. That's totally out of control! Great album.
VOTOMS | 4/5 |


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