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Magic Bus — Seven Wonders
(Fruits de Mer winkle 20, 2015, 7")

by Henry Schneider, Published 2015-09-16

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Magic Bus is a new band to the list of FdM artists. They fill the void left by Caravan in the mid 70s. They have two albums and another single under their belt already. This new single includes “Seven Wonders” from their recent album Transmission from Sogmore’s Garden and a brand new take on The Byrds’ classic “Eight Miles High.” “Seven Wonders” begins as a symphonic progressive track sounding musically like Genesis and with vocals similar to Peter Gabriel or Phil Collins. At the mid-point the song picks up momentum with the addition of flute, pseudo-harpsichord, and organ imparting a Canterbury sound that ends far too soon. “Eight Miles High” begins as a drone mantra that slowly builds to a bluesy/Canterbury sound, think of Soft Machine covering The Byrds. This is quite a remarkable single that is enough to make me want to hear their other releases.


Filed under: New releases, 2015 releases

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