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ARTIST
TITLE
Broken Spirit, I Will Mend Your Wings
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
ALIEN 040CD ALIEN 040CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
8/4/2003

"The band takes cues from across the music spectrum, but unlike many of the rock bands to achieve success recently they shape their sound into something fresh and personal. Soft Canyon borrows heavily from the Laurel Canyon sound that spawned the likes of producer, arranger and musician Jack Nietzsche as well as absurdist popster Van Dyke Parks, not to mention the great influence it had on Arthur Lee's Love and former Canadian Neil Young. This is most evident on the anthem-style track 'Hope's Great Divide,' a track that is extremely catchy and chock-full of studio trickery that will have the listener thinking it must be one of those lost gems from the 70s. Soft Canyon layers the sound of two or three guitars and keyboards with incredible depth in the vocal department and a drum sound that recalls the studio wizardry of Phil Spector. The band also blends heavy influences of Pink Floyd's Atom Heart Mother era with early Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers, but without falling into the trap of ripping off or rehashing the same old sounds. In this respect they are comparable to Royal Trux or Acid Mothers Temple in the sense that they are paying homage to their influences but still changing the face of rock at the same time."