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INTERVIEW

Gentle Giant

 

Eclectic Prog

3.77 | 513 ratings

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Fredfolkblues
5 stars I think this album is very underrated in many ways. Maybe because it marks a more avant-garde approach than the older Gentle Giant albums, or maybe because of the complexity of the songs, that ended up putting aside great part of their melodic sense. My impression about In'terview is that it came as an innovative effort, even by Gentle Giant standards. The songs on the album show diverse natures, as could be seen in "Give It Back", with its reggae influence, or on "Timing", "Another Show" and the title track , with their very irregular time signatures. "Design" shows a very resemblance to their previously-released songs with the presence of a-capella vocals, that are "Knots" and "On Reflection", but this time the band is only playing with vocals and percussion. Prog rock on the literal sense of the term comes in "I Lost My Head", when its middle-section riff that resembles the Crimson's Schizoid Man take place. The musicians, as ever, remain with their musical abilities intact, playing majestically all kinds of instruments. Unfortunatelly, this would be the last great Gentle Giant album, once after this album, they would make albums with a more commercial appeal. This album is not a good choice for prog beginners, since it shows a band in a even more complex form. I think musicians would like this album more easily than the casual listener. But, for the ones who really appreciate Gentle Giant sound, this certainly is one of their best records, even in its most difficult songs. 5 stars.
Fredfolkblues | 5/5 |

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