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PRESENT FROM NANCY

Supersister

 

Canterbury Scene

4.04 | 199 ratings

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ZowieZiggy
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3 stars I have a special relationship with "Supersister". In the early stage of my musical discovery, I was hooked every week to "Top Pop". A Dutch musical programme comparable to TOTP from the BBC.

I saw their clip from their hit-single (in The Netherlands) "She Was Naked" and I liked it an awful lot. This was my introduction with the in...1970.

Their debut album holds some very innovative sounds, strange music and highly progressive orientation. To mention that the album is a masterpiece is another step of course.

Mostly jazz-rock oriented, this debut album indicates very high technicity (virtuosity at times) and rather complex song writing. At times, they remind me of the great VDGG. Even if their type of music is not the one I praise, I have to admit that creativity and uniqueness brought them to another musical sphere.

The highlight here holds in "Memories Are New". A perfect example of a "Supersister" song. Fine melody, nice instrumental passages combined with complex yet interesting moments. Let's just forget about the short and useless "Corporation" and get concentrate on "Metamorphosis" which is probably the best out of this album.

I should normally never have been interested into this sort of band, but I admit that their original sound (although way too jazzy for my ears) attracted me some thirty seven years ago.

As always, Dutch prog bands were way ahead their counterparts on continental Europe. This album is of course not dedicated to the mass audiences. It is difficult to approach, needs several listening and an overall open mind to be appreciated.

Three stars.

ZowieZiggy | 3/5 |

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