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Canterbury Scene

3.67 | 543 ratings

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3 stars The debut album shows quite good instrumental capabilities and sonic maturity but first of all, showcases the band's ability to create melodies which laid foundation for Canterbury sense of cosy and mellow melodicism.

The main building stone of the sound seems to be the fuzzed organ alongside the pleasant vocal. The vocal by Hastings sometimes sounds like Wyatt's from Soft Machine.

Music is quite accessible and there is little to admire as a Canterbury or progressive rock fan. After all, these were the first formative years of the style.

Another great element is the high amount of psychedelic elements higlighted by organ and vocal harmonies, but drums can also support.

"Love song with flute" has an important statement: Flute also belongs to the Canterbury style!

The only more complex composition is the last one with pretty good guitar chords a la 60's beat and some intensive Hammond soloing.

A good but non-essential Canterbury album.

sgtpepper | 3/5 |


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