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UMMAGUMMA

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.47 | 1156 ratings

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The Ace Face
4 stars A similar style of album to Wheels of Fire, from Cream, with a Live Disc and a Studio disc, only the studio disc contains solo projects. The live part of it is amazing, showing the Bands ability to jam in a concert setting easily, and their ability to communicate, with solo-trading going on all over the place. Careful with that Axe Eugene is probably one of my favorite floyd songs of all time, with some superb screaming from Waters, a previously underrated singer. The second disc is more experimental, with solo projects for each of the band members. Wright is up first, with 4 parts of a great suite, using almost every keyboard known to man at the time, mellotron, piano, organ, even a little synth here and there. Waters' solo is a folky song call Grantchester Meadows, on which he might be playing an acoustic bass, or just an acoustic guitar. Gilmour follows with another multiple part piece, showing us some very interesting guitar work that he would soon develop into his own style. He goes from acoustic and slide to heavy distorted to light and spacey with some cool singing to accompany it. Several Species of Small Furry animals is perhaps the oddest Song in the floyd repetoire, and Nick Mason's Solo project is slightly boring. Ask yourself, do you really want to hear a 7 minute drum song? it gets boring with random sounds, but the introduction and outro on the flute are quite good.

Overall, the album where they start to branch out in many different directions, and end up following the one they originally were following in the first place. A good step to the next classic, Atom Heart Mother.

The Ace Face | 4/5 |

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