Years: Dec, 1967 - Jul, 1968
Styles: Canterbury Scene, Psychedelic Rock
Steve Hillage - Lead guitar, Vocals (in band: Juny 1969)
Dave Stewart - Keyboards (in band: Juny 1969)
Clive Brooks - Drums (in band: Juny 1969)
Mont Campbell - Bass Guitar, Vocals (in band: Juny 1969)
They initially played covers of Cream, Jimi Hendrix, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and The Nice. After Hillage left in 1968 to attend university, the remaining trio began playing original material written by Campbell and Stewart and in early 1969 changed their name to Egg, the Canterbury scene progressive rock band.
There is a strange, almost spectral aura to the production here; it sounds like it was recorded in a church. Featuring a young Steve Hillage on guitar and keyboard master Dave Stewart, Arzachel were a continuation of Uriel and a precursor to proggers Egg. "Garden 0f Earthly Delights" is a classic opener, and that is followed by some dark moments on "Azafhoth". The almost trip-hop, chilled out vibes of "Queen St. Gangareway" ahead of their time. legis another surprise; based on the Cream-popularised Muddy Waters classic "Rollin' And Tumblin' ",iI could be described as gothic blues.
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