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Matching Mole


Canterbury Scene

3.91 | 239 ratings

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Jake E.
4 stars #! Starting In The Middle Of The Day, We Can Drink Our Poly-Ticks Away::::::::: Time after time Wyatt always impresses me with his unusual vocal production using different layers of his voice, to give it a feeling that three or four or more Roberts are singing, this is a good example of that. This song is a weird song to start the album off with in my honest opinion. I think song number two called Marchides::::::: would have made a good opener with distorted sounds, complex musically, very interesting song, many twists and turns and secret passages, strong bass by Bill MaCormick who I have always thougt of him to be a very strong bass player, especially on the 801 live album, which proves his talent. Some good (distorted) electric piano action, including some good enosification, towards the end the song progresses into a long instrumental psychedelic jam, with weird elements coded on everything. This song bleeds into: Nan True's Hole this song has a very heavy thick psychedelic feeling, so insane this song is, that it trippp's all my friends out every time, has some intense jamming, with some English lady talking about something. Includes some good vocals from Wyatt.

#4 Righteous Rhumba::::::::: Once again Wyatt using multi-layer vocals tracks, some with delay. Great performance, great keyboard soloing.

#5 8randy As In Benji::::::::: Guitar stands out on this one, but there are some very jazzy drumming from Wyatt as well. This song is all instumental.

#6 Gloria Gloom:::::::: Brian Eno makes himself very present at the begining and end of this song, when ever Eno makes an apperance on an album, you know there is going to be something unusual is brewing. After Eno's furry gloomy dark ambient intro, there is a sounds of two or three different conversations going on then comes Roberts unique voice, and great drumming also. After that comes Eno's ambience again, bringing the 8min song to a close.

#7 God Song:::::::::Beautiful Song, great guitar, bass, keys, and vocals that express Wyatt's views, which are somewhat humorous, yet presented in a serious way, which is typical in the Canterbury sound.

#8 Flora Fidget::::::::Complex is how I would describe it, jazzy drums, no vocals, jazzy bass, good keys. This song blends into Smoke Signal, this last song on the last Matching Mole studio albums. At 6:38min this song gets pretty spacey, and seems to be improvised, or enosification, this ends with strong drums from Wyatt. This Song makes an allright closer but I think Gloria Gloom whould have been a tad bit better.

Jake E. | 4/5 |


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