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L

Steve Hillage

 

Canterbury Scene

3.68 | 185 ratings

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snobb
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3 stars Second Steve Hillage solo album is very different from his debut. Main reason is in fact all musicians there are just Todd Rundgren's Utopia band, with Hillage mostly as a guest musician (Todd Rundgren produced this album as well). And result is almost as you expect - overproduced melodic synth-based psychedelic pop-rock with Hillage guitar (often - out of place there).

Album's opener Donovan's cover is just ,,,, terrible. Later some songs are really not so bad, there are song with strong Indian raga influence, and more usual for Hillage guitar-led " Lunar musick suite". But in whole besides of some interesting moments, this album is real disappointment. By the way, I like 3 bonus tracks (coming on CD re-release) almost better that main album's material! They are obviously raw outtakes, but at least show Hillage at his best spacey guitar musicianship.

In all, album for fans of melodic, synth filled and overproduced, technically quite simple spacey pop-rock. My rating is 2,5, rounded to 3.

snobb | 3/5 |

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