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PYRAMID SONG

Radiohead

 

Crossover Prog

2.28 | 18 ratings

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Modrigue
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2 stars Not the best effort from Radiohead. Although the single Pyramid Song is a really beautiful ethereal tune, the others tracks here are a bit too experimental and lack melody and magic.

I will not concentrate on the title track, as it is the best musical piece from Amnesiac that is truely enchanting and deserves all attention, but rather on the B-Sides. The Amazing Sounds of Orgy's introduction is very similar to Ennio Morricone's Le Clan des Siciliens in an ambient way. The tune sets up a vapourous athmosphere full of mystery, but sounds too flat and to repetitive to really lift off and becomes unfortunately boring. The next track, Trans-Atlantic Drawl, is the most rocky-est here, but is not terribly original and a little choatic. However, the song contains some surprises, like the dissonant guitar and the ambient synthetizer parts, which is very relaxing but arrives too suddenly. The EP ends with Kinetic, maybe the most experimental piece of the record. Mainly acoustic without bizarre sounds rather than a true melody, this tune could have been quite interesting but lacks of consistency.

Pyarmid Song contains transitionnial pieces from the band, sometimes announcing the musical direction that will take their next album, Hail to The Thief. However, the tracks sound a bit lazy and empty. For fans of late Radiohead only. 2,5 stars.

Modrigue | 2/5 |

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