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OBSCURED BY CLOUDS

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.37 | 1138 ratings

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arcane-beautiful
4 stars It's hard to classify a soundtrack album, due to the fact that it stands alone as music that is used in the background to make the film or video in question more enjoyable. A soundtrack without the visual effect is quite meaningless. Unless the soundtrack is good.

This album was actually really good. I thoroughly enjoyed it and consider it as a very under looked Pink Floyd album. The songs had a very mature style to them and, it being a soundtrack and the album before Dark Side, the songs were catchy and memorable.

I haven't seen the movie La Valée, but to be honest, I kind of want to now I've heard the soundtrack.

1. Obscured By Clouds - A great intro and it introduces the in coming themes.

2. When You're In - Another instrumental which is very ambient and atmospheric. The main theme is presented (Mudmen presents the theme even more beautifully).

3. Burning Bridges - Again, the main theme is presented, but in a more lyrical fashion. This song also has great vocals from Dave & Rick.

4. The Gold It's In The? - A great title for the song. Slightly more eccentric.

5. Wot's?Uh The Deal? - Again, another great title for a song. Great use of contrapuntal vocals.

6. Mudmen - The best song on the album. Incredibly beautiful and haunting. The perfect song for a soundtrack. The theme is presented in the best way possible basically.

7. Childhood's End - A more vocal direction for Dave. Apparently, this was his last lyrical contribution to Pink Floyd until about 10 years later on Momentary Lapse Of Reason.

8. Free 4 - A quite jaunty and folky direction for Pink Floyd. Quite venomous lyrics as well for such a joyous sounding song.

9. Stay - A more drone style type song. Very adagio with some nice instrumentation. The lyrics are also about sex, apparently.

10. Absolute Curtains - A great ending to the album. I like the tribal chanting at the end of the song.

CONCLUSION: A good album that could easily be seen in the glory years of Pink Floyd. Very under looked in my opinion.

arcane-beautiful | 4/5 |

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