Magic Bus have something of a mysticism to them, inherited from 1970's era English folk-rock along with much of their sound. Seven Wonders is taken from their latest album Transmission From Sogmore's Garden, with an exclusive track on the B-side. This 7" single release continues their relationship with the Fruits de Mer label.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 08 September 2015
Oh to be alive in the early ‘70s….just imagine the length of my hair. Actually I was alive back then as a toddler it was unlikely that I was going to contribute much to the burgeoning folk rock scene. Magic Bus are from now but they both look and sound like people from the ‘70s.
They have a gentle folky sound that is much reminiscent of what was dubbed the ‘Canterbury Sound’ where the likes of Caravan played gentle harmony- drenched songs. ‘Seven Wonders’ on the A side here also remind me of Crosby Stills and Nash in it’s early stages before it goes into a long proggy section with full on Jethro Tull flute. Overleaf they cover The Byrds ‘Eight Miles High’. It starts slowly as in some kind of McGuinn acid flashback (perhaps to the time he sported a mullet) before emerging as an ear-friendly piece of ‘60s harmony pop like The 5th Dimension or the Mamas and Papas. Once again heavy on the flute.
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