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Steve Hillage


Canterbury Scene

3.43 | 112 ratings

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4 stars Third solo album by SH. He uses here standard bass and drum rock elements to build the base of the tracks in side A and spacy atmospheres in side B upon which gliding his guitar. Apparently with some messages to deliver SH sings much more than in previous releases. In A-side themes one has to wait till they reach the final third to listen to the wonderful guitar riffs, as in Motivation or Light in the Sky. Motivation is one of the highs, a smooth piece that initiates with a blend of guitars in the background and the front, spacy atmospheres and it goes in crescendo. In B-side, it is the other way around, themes start with atmospheric spacy catchy rhythms that usually go in crescendo till some lyrics get in and are swept away by gliding guitars, as in Saucer Surfing that slicks on a funky rhythm and beautiful aerial guitars to deliver a bizarre message from the hippie era, the Searching for the Spark, or Not Fade Away. Globally, the album is not as strong as others in SH discography, but no doubt the mastery of this guitar giant and the unique sounds he crafted are worth to have it in anyone's shelf. It never disappoints when taken to the disc player.
poito | 4/5 |


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