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THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.91 | 1330 ratings

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shockedjazz
5 stars I think i have no other option, to be honest, that to crash against the progressive Pink Floyd fan´s opinion. This is the best Pink Floyd album by far, really faraway from their more accesible succesors. Why? For Syd Barret. Because the music is not gloomy. For the creativity. Because is a historical, artistical, magical event. Because later on Pink Floyd only would be looking at this era sighting, with bitterness in their texts and music. Because is not a stilistic mastery that soon would turn into cliche, is vitalistic ,really mad and asthonashing at the same time, fresh, new, is a experiment that strangely becomes a perfect master-piece. For Pow R. Toc H. ¿Is there any freak that really dont like these song?. For the perfect progression of songs. For the experimentation with strange sounds and noises ( experimentation not merely repetition of formulae). For the lyrics. Because all the esquizofrenics in these world have here a deep sweet home. Because its real, a real event , not something coming from a memory or thought. Is not over-intelectual, is a disc for anyone with the guts to hear it. For Interstellar Overdrive, a song that would actually been impossible to be record on vinyl without the telepatic capacities Syd Barret infused in his mates for a little while. Because this song is the most avangarde piece of magic that exists in all the british music- making the Beatles music sound pretty comun. Because is not a technical demonstration what we are hearing. Because the fun, the madness is not faked. Because the average hip-hop, pop, wahatever # ## listener hates it and yells in pain when they hear it. Because the average Pink Floyd fan does too. Because is bright, brutal, delicate, with nothing to hide. Because the spirits have worked into this music, because is impossible to manage to do something like these deliverately. Because this music affects you and cannot leave you indifferent.

For all these, Flying high above the progressive music section of heaven, in cloud seven ( because you know seven is the number of the young light) is this brutality that should be enjoyed and experienced without prejudices, without being too analitycal. Magic over five stars ( i have to bring it down to just get it into our scope).

shockedjazz | 5/5 |

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