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Steve Hillage


Canterbury Scene

4.11 | 512 ratings

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Jake E.
4 stars 1. Solar Musick Suite is a very long psychedelic/progressive/jam song, reminescent of Yes, very complex and spaced out, bubbling synth, jazzy bass and drums, this song goes into different styles; jazz,rock,psychedelic, progressive...

2.Fish is like a bubbling old indian pot being studied by scientist of the future, jazzy as it is trippy, crazy synthesizers from Tim Blake and Miquette Giraudy, weird vocal arrangements.

3.Meditation Of The Snake remindes me of frippertronics and seems like it belongs on Evening Star or a part of No Pussyfooting. For those of you who don't know what "frippertronics" sounds like, dreamy guitar that seems to be high on grass and alcohol.

4. The Salmon Song has a jazzy intro, followed by a spacey atmosphere and synth radiation, which drifts to an up beat psychdelic sound, with syth pulsing away, and jazzy horns that stop for a visit. Good vocals, you can tell he's british through his singing, trippy interludes and horns.

5.Aftaglid starts with bells, and repeating guitar chord that vibrates, then alters and fractals off into different guitar parts echoing and jumping around from place to place, then... drums, layers of guitars, synth, and that frippertronic sound again. Very pretty parts with acoustic guitars which seem to relax and provide pleasure for psychedelic fans. this song like Solar Musick Suite is long and has many different parts, and is over 13mins long.

Jake E. | 4/5 |


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