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Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume. 34, Number 16. September 8th 1971

Cressida: Asylum

Cressida: Asylum

This LP in my opinion is the pick of the bunch and can only be described as magnificent. I would also like to say that the group has an anonymous quality about them, mainly due to the fact that no one knows anything about them, which really surprises me because this promises to be a big seller. Cressida consists of Angus Cullen, John Culley, Peter Jennings, Kevin McCarthy, Iain Clark and Harold McNair, and that's about where the information stops.

The group feature some very good keyboard work and also feature a vocalist who can actually sing (unlike many of Today's groups). The music of Cressida can be described as a very musical sort of "heavy" sound which is played with light fingers - which sounds contradictory I know, How about a quiet "heavy" type of music? - anyway it makes for very pleasant listening.

Munich features a very good [unclear: guita] break contrasting with the organ which on this tune plays a rhythmic role until later in the track when an incredible organ solo is presented. This track, like some of the others, uses an unobtrusive or hestral background and results in one of the best fusions [unclear: c.] pop group and orchestra I have heard anywhere.