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- Number of Discs: 1
- ASIN: B008CEOA8Y
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- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,442 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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The debut album from the new psychedelic sounds of Syd Arthur, 'On An On.'
'Tuned-in to the arcane wizardry of the Softs and Caravan, yet in step with like-minded contemporaries such as Wolf People and Tame Impala, Syd Arthur are Canterbury's dazzling new sons...' **** MOJO
'Audacious debut reboots progressive rock for the 21st Century' **** - Q Magazine
'It will take something exceptional to be 'On An On' for prog album of the year - Classic Rock Magazine
'Bucolic reveries woven in 5/8 time on mandolin and guitar, flopping back and forth between key signatures and moods like beautiful psychedelic-rainbow fish dragged up on the riverbank of time' - Word Magazine
'Syd Arthur are indeed Canterbury based and have certainly adopted the same penchant for musical complexity...' 7/10 - Uncut Magazine
'Intriguing album of folk-tinged prog. Blending taut mandolin lines with fuzztone-propelled jazz guitar, Syd Arthur create an unexpectedly groovy blend...' **** - Guitarist
'Syd Arthur are sons and heirs of those Canterbury musicians who did sometimes whimsical, sometimes intense things with psychedelic and progressive rock' - The Guardian
'A delightfully assorted collection of songs that seamlessly mixed bucolic, hippie-like reveries, devastating bursts of precision controlled rifferama... and a musical vocabulary that's as fluently conversant with world music as it is the time-signature twists of Soft Machine. That these influences are successfully integrated into their songs rather than merely grafted on as stylistic affections says a lot about the band's desire to hone their craft' - Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine
Top Customer Reviews
Overall, a great album that gets better on every listen and well worth the small investment if you're a new comer.
Syd Arthur certainly remind me of a band that would have enjoyed tremendous success in an earlier period, but their sound contains that spark of freshness that is unmistakably of the here and now. For my ear, they bring a welcome new (yet strangely familiar) brand of inventive rock that is much-needed.
The musicians all perform to a high standard, and complement each others contributions rather than trying to compete for space. The addition of Raven Bush's violin really ties the sound together and I suspect is the reason why they have drawn comparisons to Caravan and the 'Canterbury' sound. However the vocals of Liam Magill reinforce their originality and distinctive sound.
The album is very consistent, no bad tracks in there. I would highlight Moving World, Ode to Summer, Dorothy and Edge of the Earth (great youtube video) as the stand-outs.
I really think this could be a band that can deliver some more great music in the years to come.
In the past they have been compared to the likes of Caravan and Soft Machine but I agree with another reviewer, in that their sound is very original. This is a band who have now reached a point of playing great harmonies and melodies together. So far, this is my favourite album of the year and that's saying something. Have a listen, you won't be disappointed
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Syd Arthur bring a youthful freshness and originality to their music while absorbing the influence of many musical idioms, including the late sixties so-called Canterbury Sound. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Doug
The delivery was perfect, and the product itseld satisfied completely my expectations.I couldn't ask for more. I absolutely recommend itPublished 22 months ago by Giovanni Fumagalli
I accidentally discovered this band and clicked the wrong link on Youtube!! SO GLAD I DID!!! I am a professional musician and composer with VERY picky taste. Read morePublished on 18 Jan. 2014 by Harold Stallings
Cards on the table, I'm a prog rock fan. Floyd & Genesis but above all Yes. So when I saw this band described as Neo-prog in the Womad programme I wondered along to hear them. Read morePublished on 26 Sept. 2013 by MR ANDREW A MORRIS