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Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.15 | 907 ratings

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friso
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3 stars Pink Floyd - More (1969)

This album has served as a soundtrack, but what is more important; it represents the missing link between the crazy psychedelic Saucerful of Secrets and the more mature and refined style of Atom Heart Mother. Besides that Pink Floyd shows it is capable of some simple, but adequate song-writing. There are a lot of different kinds of songs/compositions on this album but there's this atmospheric factor that binds the music; a delicate light psychedelic, slow mood.

The Nile Song (and in a way it's little brother Ibiza Bar) stand out as very early heavy metal tracks. Cirrus Minor is a song that reminds me a bit of the symphonic passages of the title track of Saucerful. Main Theme is great dark eastern atmospheric track that reminds me a bit of Set the Controls to the Heart of the Sun. Green is the Colour and Quicksilver are also psychedelic experimental tracks. More Blues and A Spanish Piece are both guitar tracks by Gilmour of which the titles fully explain what is to be expected. Cyring Song, Up the Khyber and Cymbaline are nice & simple, peaceful songs.

Now, many may ask themselves: is this album really worth buying? I myself think it doesn't represent the best of the band (though I'd prefer More over most post '72 material), but is still is a complete Pink Floyd album with many likable songs and some good atmospheric parts. The album has a pleasant sound and style. The cover art-work is my favorite of the band.

Conclusion. This album can serve as a relaxing record that slows you down from your oh-so important busy life. It's atmosphere can carry you away. Furthermore it gives a lot of insight in the sudden change of style Pink Floyd had in the beginning of the seventies. Not an essential Pink Floyd record, and nowhere near a good place to stars for newcomers of the band (do they even exist..?), but fine slow psychedelic rock record that has a function in my collection. Three stars. Perhaps the quality is as good as that of the Obscured by Clouds soundtrack.

friso | 3/5 |

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