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Canterbury Scene

4.12 | 481 ratings

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4 stars The second album by EGG is a more serious effort, no short pop-influenced melodies and playing is more refined. "A visit to Newport hospital" is partly heavy dramatic partly floating in the Canterbury style. Well composed, bringing Hammond with the fuzzed organ a la Soft Machine. I like the doomy organ that does not need any additional guitar really.

The second song is a great rhythm workout. "Boilk" is a letdown, fully loose organ experimentation and the worse thing is that it lasts 9 minutes. The final epic suite is more cohesive and better composed than the one on the debut album. It's very solid listening to a bit majestic, classically oriented motives and thankfully, no vocals this time. Despite one weak track, it is still a worthy addition to a Canterbury music vocabulary.

sgtpepper | 4/5 |


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