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3 stars Look out, this sister is twisted in a different way

Holland's Supersister is most often noted as being the purveyors of the "Dutch Canterbury" for what such terms are worth. Recorded in the summer of 1970, "Present From Nancy" is an interesting debut for a band that will attempt to merge the Soft Machine/Caravan influence with perhaps some Scandinavian ideals and a distinct sense of humor. Humor will play a constant part of their approach over the years occasionally becoming too much for some fans of the music, a problem that some fans have with Zappa and Gong as well. Supersister has a unique sound forged by replacing guitar as a lead instrument with a fuzzed-up bass guitar and organ or piano. On top of that they throw plenty of flute and sax , some vocals, and crisp, accomplished percussion. Songwriting is like a Pandora's box, you really never know what you going to be accosted with. It may be a laid-back jazzy sequence with nothing but pleasantry made for martinis with friends, it might be zany vocal chant with handclaps meant for bongery with friends, it could be a spaced-out free-form thing made for lying in bed with lights is all of the above. It sort of all blends together into one long track that shifts directions constantly and is frequently amusing and interesting as an occasional listen. There is much here to appreciate but it falls a bit short of putting all the pieces together for a truly masterful work. Certainly a must for Canterbury nuts but for other simply a respectable debut in the "good" range. 6/10

Finnforest | 3/5 |


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