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MEMOIRS

Volaré

 

Canterbury Scene

3.65 | 15 ratings

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Warthur
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3 stars This American prog group from the mid-1990s came together to play not in the neo-prog or revived symphonic prog veins, but to recapture the classic Canterbury sound as presented in times past by the likes of Hatfield and the North and National Health. Memoirs isn't a fully- developed album so much as it is a compilation of early tracks and demo material, and so perhaps on that front it isn't the best place to first encounter the band's music - in particular, the sound quality on the earliest tracks in the collection is rather shaky, and in a rather frustrating way: it's bad enough to sabotage the sound they're going for, but not bad enough that you can't tell where they were aiming, if you see what I mean.

As it stands, I think their sole fully-developed album (The Uncertainty Principle) better represents Volare and their accomplishments, but if you are very keen on Canterbury these rarities aren't too bad either.

Warthur | 3/5 |

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