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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

4.62 | 3764 ratings

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5 stars My Personal Favorite. Since their fifth album, this band has being taking new ways and styles in search of a definitive sound. They reach it by the sixth record. Still a there was a growing process with their maturity achieved with "Wish you were Here". Not that "Dark Side..." was less than this, but here is a concept more personal for the staff and emotionally intricate. The mystical quartet explores the atmospheric sounds starting an entrance subtle in crescendo, minimal until the guitar begins to flirt with some notes seconded by the rhythmic drums and the rest instruments. They had no hurry; they walk not in a rush over every part of the melody. They pace in rhythm peace, waiting for the lyrics speaking about those states of mind misunderstood and full of brilliance. Asking if not commanding to "Shine on, You Crazy Diamond". Here is a complex theme so full of grace that the whole experience of the record will not suffice without it. The sax seduces in the limp echoes of the guitar and charges the mood with elegance. Brilliant elegance.

The blaze sounds through the song until it fades among the mechanical gears, taking pace and activating circuits in an orchestral "Welcome to the Machine" The paranoia of being surrounded for artifacts, industry devouring a world unmercifully, conspiracy theories split out one after the other. And this humble man, this crazy diamond loses his strength.

All weak and blues, he is taunted by the cynical system to admire the conquest of the world and "Have a Cigar". The rough chords and torn guitar riffs ends for pushing the sanity and those die in the reverberation of the radio.

The radio tuning changes, this lost boy hears a soft almost weak sad chord inviting to relaxation, and get into the tune. The guitar keeps following the chords. The voice, calm, dismal sings for ancient days, better days. Stating to "Wish you were Here" for waning that loneliness. A simply blues tune, swinging in the air, saying goodbye to all the bad things in the world.

That melody fades until lose into space pacing with an energetic spiral, the embrace of madness a rebellious guitar squeal, an echoed sax painting his individuality. The cacophonic defiance evolves the space tiring him until the peace returns and that beautiful sax sobs his acceptance, the inner blaze of this boy, remaining with a smile and a single tear to always "Shine On, You Crazy Diamond".

AdaCalegorn | 5/5 |


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