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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

3.51 | 451 ratings

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4 stars It is so very good to see VdGG making music again albeit that David Jackson is missing from this line-up. That said the remaining trio have provided an album that is light, dark, operatic, theatrical and visceral, delivering the impact that only VdGG can.

It is hard to compare this album with earlier releases by either VdGG or pH other than to say that they have all retained the mastery of their instruments that was evident throughout the 70s. This means that this album, whilst varied, is musically very tight and features a natural interplay between musicians who are obviously on the same wavelength creatively. As always they are progressive but unconfined by the expectations of the genre, something that for me has always been a VdGG trademark.

If you're a fan of these guys then this will, of course, be an essential album. If you're new to their output then there may be better places to start such as Real Time, the recent live album, which covers a good range of their past work including their previous studio album Present. Then again, we're talking VdGG so in reality anywhere would be a good place to start.

Anyway, this one rates a very solid 4 stars so give it a spin!

scarista | 4/5 |


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