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Steve Hillage

 

Canterbury Scene

3.57 | 62 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars This album is different from Hillage's early works. But it doesn't mean it's bad work.

Hillage guitar is still very competitive, even great at the moments. Miquette Giraudy's keyboards are very spacey and really attractive. Even Dave Stewart participates on recording.

Music there is kind of eclectic and transitional mix of spacey keyborads-based compositions with plenty guitar soloings, electronics and new wave elements. In some places you will really feel strong influence of Robert Fripp Gentlemen's music. Progressive rock for late 70-s.

I believe some prog purists will criticize this album. But in whole, it is really strong work of great musicians, with some influences of it's time. CD version is longer, contains 5 additional tracks (comparing with LP version) what makes the album even more eclectic.

Possibly more on emotional level I really like this work. Not essential, but really pleasant and interesting music.

My rating is 3,5 rounded to 4..

snobb | 4/5 |

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