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Peter Hammill


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3.74 | 118 ratings

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2 stars Hey it seems bad to write about an album that i don't all know by now the form of this album so let's get deep, track by track, and the cut hurts! Despite his title Incoherence is so coherent that for sure i miss the delirium of other albums. Plus it's so predictable that after 3 cuts i knew exactly when Peter would go mad (in a coherent way) and when it would be quiet!? The first track sets a quiet mood to start with , flutes floating and violin playing without inspiration,the voice is professionnal (and that's not a quality for me), the high notes are being force...but it remains without surprise, just well pose. it seeks into the second song with the same mood and with atmosphere that is ok nothing more. And the third cut with typical Hammill's guitar and piano that sounds sometimes like xylophone, enters in a sort of freaky way! Logodaedalus he sings and it sounds to me like Caterpillars, the piano repeats himself at nauseam and the guitars marks a new transition with voices close to the fall of the house of Usher.“ It's no longer there” Peter sings and in fact inspiration is no longer there. We all heard all those moods and melodies (?) before on albums far more inspired. The 5th song begins with violin, simple chords, uninspired again! Jaxon is on with a couple of notes but only atmospherically (?) And we already on the 6th track,in fact tomorrow starts to be the same as now or yesterday. The overdubed of i will , i will etc... are touching though (5 seconds) Then again something that sounds like MR.x orfaculty x for the seventh track, the 9th track as well! Can he get out of those chords? and musical traps? Here Peter hurts the wall of his limited talents on the piano and of 38 years working on the instrument and when he sings :“ and zeno's arrow flies” it sounds like “Come on for the paradox drive” or something like that and it reminds me of that song and it sounds in a second already so warm-up music!! The 8 th track is again freaky and with no interest. He is alone and missing new musicians or an inspired Jaxon or a producer! Fresh blood!Only a mood for the 10th track! ok but nothing fascinating and it falls in the usual freak out violin for the 11th track! The 3 last tracks are the good points of the album. Something at last is happening! something words can't explain! Specially in the 2 last cuts!And as a critic i can't use words because the magic is there! Language explodes! Time comes to be silent!Ssh.......
| 2/5 |


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