Henry Cow – Unrest

LP, Red Records, 1974

On their second LP, Henry Cow weaves together elements of eerie chamber music, free improvisation, and deconstructed prog to create something that seems like the missing link between the Canterbury jazz-rock of Soft Machine and the dissonant avant-rock of This Heat.

Styles: Rock in Opposition, Avant-Prog, Jazz-Rock, Chamber-Rock, Canterbury Scene, Creative Music

Vibe: Suspenseful, Rebellious, Cerebral, Complex, Dystopian, Deconstructed, Chaotic, Depressive, Political, Abstract, Exploratory, Philosophical

Musical Qualities: Dissonant, Progressive, Uncommon Time Signatures, Poly-Free Improvisation, Instrumental

Instrumentation: Organ, Alto Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe, Piano, Electric Guitar, Drums, Electric Bass, Violin, Xylophone

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