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BROKEN CHINA

Richard Wright

 

Crossover Prog

3.99 | 145 ratings

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Chris S
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5 stars It is so hard remaining subjective when the warning of 5 stars comes up. Looking at the majority of Floyd solo album perhaps Gilmours first album and Water's ATD will get similar accolades. Rick Wright manages it on both his solo's. 'Broken China' the last really authentic studio material from a Pink Floyd member since the Division Bell. And it was in 1996 that Rick wright released this swirling mass of emotion, madness, clarity and sadness. In fact this material relates to the thin line we all tread as far as sanity and insanity goes. His wife suffering severe depression and more over the years. What is so poignant about Broken China is the way Wright gets the message across, sometimes just in the music. he also refers to the leaving of childlike innocence and the loss of have used to live in the moment as a child and how on reaching adulthood , adults start seeing the darker side of life. It is not relevant discussing individual tracks on Broken China because the album is uninterrupted from Breaking Water to Breakthrough ( ..get it?). Another Pink Floyd classic. An interesting theme here is Wright's usage of background nose, dogs barking, people talking, TV background and it sounds strangely similar to Roger Water's concoctions on Amused to Death. He is a true composer and the simplicity of the keyboards weaving in and around his complex world is mesmerising.
Chris S | 5/5 |

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