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PAWN HEARTS

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.43 | 1480 ratings

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Kid.A
5 stars The killer lives inside me; yes

Pawn Hearts is my favourite Van Der Graaf Generator album. The album is 3 songs long, and theese songs are borderline perfect. "Lemmings" starts as spacey understated folk-rockish theme with buried acoustic guitar riff and Hugh's keyboards. It ends with some nice organ part. Its the albums weakest part. (that says more about the next two tracks really)

My clear favorite on this album is the fantastic "man-erg". Everytime I hear the opening of this song my hair stands up, its such a beatuiful track. The sound of "man-erg" and also the rest of album reminds me somewhat of David Bowie. Imagine David Bowie crossed with King Crimsons epic tracks and you have the sound of Pawn Hearts.

The angels lives inside me.

The last track "A Plague of Lighthouse-Keepers" is one of those great prog songs that makes us love progressive music so much. Its a 23 minutes masterpiece. It flows from the most beautful piano parts to the more "out there" sax and guitar solos. It never gets to out there and it never gets to be to quiet, its a flow thats just marvellous.

And I, too, live inside me

Van Der Graaf Generator should have a bigger name. They are a fantastic group.

Kid.A | 5/5 |

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