Wednesday, 22 April 2020
Magic Bus - Phillip The Egg (2017)
The third album from this British band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of flute, percussion, keyboards, guitars, bass, drums and vocals.
This band is one of the bigger hopes in the British progressive rock scene at the moment.... and I hope they have not split up.
Their first album was a Caravan copycat album with some extra influences too. So it was not a copycat album but still very influenced by Caravan.
They had broadened their musical output a lot on their second album but were still operating within the Canterbury scene genre.
... Which brings us to Phillip The Egg. An album with a very tasty cover-artwork and new logo.
The new logo gives us an Eastern Asia feel and that is an influence which you will find in the album too. The Caravan influences are still here, but not as pronounced as on the two first albums.
There is a stoner element to this album and the music is pretty groovy at times. It also has some more pastoral prog elements.
Most of this album has this groovy hippie flower power feel. That is a good groove.
All the songs here are really good and full of interesting details. The musicians and the instruments interacts with each other in an very interesting way.
This is another good album from this band and I hope we will get more from this band.