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UP

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

4.00 | 429 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars I missed my interest to Gabriel solo works somewhere after Birdy OST. I liked earlier Gabriel albums, but slowly his music became too much predictable and repetative for me ( Birdy was perfect examption).

So I returned back to his music with mixed feeling: absolutely respecting his historical role, I was afraid of receiving one more portion of the same music. When I started to listen Up, first sound almost confirmed my expectation. Yes, from very first sounds you will know for sure that it's Peter Gabriel! His music generally didn't changed at all.

But after few listenings, I felt differently. Yes, it's for sure same Peter Gabriel and don't expect changes or experiments there. But this album is very mature, using all the best Peter found in his long musical solo career. So, now I believe, that it's possibly the best album of mature Master.

It's difficult to find weak points there in the music of this work. Everything is played,recorded and produced perfectly. Yes, there are the difference with his earlier classic works: this album is less energetic, more dark and much more ... sad. No more crazy explosions of rhythms and sounds, instead you have complex uptempo well balanced pseudo-african drumming. Sad melodies, sad Peter voice... There is nothing depressive, just light sadness and melancholy. Balance between melodies, sound,atmosphere and voice is excelent!

For me this album is as Master's monument to his music for years.But again, all this exists in Gabriel's world of music, so could be not too much interesting for people, who are living far from his music.

snobb | 4/5 |

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