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Canterbury Scene

3.71 | 274 ratings

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4 stars I really like this percussive, funky version of Gong. Not really spacerock, psyrock, but more funky fusion rock, with the (tuned) percussion taking the lead.

Accompanied by guitar and violin, and great bass-parts, but the main ingrediŽnt is all forms of drums, cymbals, percussion, marimba, xylophone, tubular bells etc. Quite unique and I must say I like it. It reminds a bit of the first solo-album of Bill Bruford (wich features Alan Holdsworth aswell).

The late seventies were a great period for uptempo, funky jazzfusion, and this album is really a great one in that late seventies (soft)jazzrockfusion-genre. On top of that, the production is really great!

Kingsnake | 4/5 |


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