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Michael Giles


Canterbury Scene

3.74 | 34 ratings

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Beautiful Scarlet
3 stars Sounds a lot like Happy The Man. The music is very pastoral, gentle piano playing, organic guitar tones, drums (they get some solos and are a definite focus) and inoffensive vocals form a decent amount of the album. The rest veers towards this light Jazz colour led by various instruments track to track, ranging from saxophone to violin.

A major gripe for me is that the shifting nature of Canterbury Scene music I've come to enjoy and expect from such an artist is not found here. There are no janky bits and insufficient change to the songs. I'd also like to add that the jazzier bits kind of remind me of King Crimson circa Islands or Lizard.

Overall I think this is by no means a bad album just not amazing, thus three out of five for Progress, a very pretty album. Canterbury Sound Score 3/5

Beautiful Scarlet | 3/5 |


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