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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.67 | 194 ratings

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3 stars File under interesting. An eclectic mix of rock, folk, punk and (possibly) prog. A collection of relatively short songs in what today would probably be described as a lo-fi style: stripped-down instrumentation, direct lyrics delivered in characteristic emotional style, and basic production. There's an openness and vulnerability to this record that makes for a very immediate, personal experience; it's well-suited to listening through headphones.

There are some songs here that are unlike anything I've heard elsewhere: Handicap and Equality, a meditation of the place of the disabled in an able-bodied world; Not for Keith, a simple, personal elegy for a friend who died young; and Imperial Walls, a juxtaposition of rock rhythms with an account of the physical collapse of empires.

Overall, a record that those interested in intelligent, emotionally-driven music will enjoy.

jmeadow | 3/5 |


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