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4.04 | 236 ratings

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4 stars The excellent debut album of these young lads brings us partly very energetic and frenetic Canterbury sound but also touches of classical music. The closest connection would be Soft Machine around 1969 but Supersister had slightly less jazz feeling, were more accessible, less academic, and had classical music elements. I like fast pieces better, be it the fast-paced title track that has all a Canterbury listener can long for - irregular rhythm, leads by multiple instruments, great flute/keyboard and certain psychedelic tone. "11/8" is another frenetic busy track especially for the drummer/bass and some keyboards. Organ is used similar to the way Soft Machine did. This track shines through with progressive rock explorations beyond Canterbury and it is a pity that it only lasts 3 minutes. "Mexico" has a clear Soft Machine influence with vocals and fast-paced second half.

Shorter tracks are of lesser importance but a good change to cool down.

"Dona Nobis Pacem" is like by a different band and style - a solemn reflective piece with almost a religious atmosphere, completely owned by keyboards - Hammond, organ, synths. It does not fit the album really.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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