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SPACE SHANTY

Khan

 

Canterbury Scene

4.27 | 611 ratings

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Walkscore
4 stars Excellent start, but loses momentum.

A very interesting and unique one-off Canterbury-scene album, notable for having Steve Hillage and Dave Stewart both present. This band has a lot of energy, and Steve Hillage's guitar playing is great. The album kicks off to an excellent start with the title track, which mixes feel-good vibes with complex time sigs and changes, very interesting melodies and great guitar solos. Although this is the highlight of the album, the first three tunes are all very good (the second-best song on the album is the third track - "Mixed Up Man of the Mountains". Really special. Things slow down on the second side of the album though. Driving to Amsterdam has some good sections, but it also drags a bit, and then Stargazers and Hollow Stone don't (for me) stand the test of time. However, the first side surely does, and one can hear right away Hillage's distinctive guitar playing, reminding the listener of his work on the Gong trilogy albums. On balance, this album is in the low 4 PA stars, with a rating of 8.1 out of 10 on my 10-point scale.

Walkscore | 4/5 |

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