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PETER GABRIEL (4 - "SECURITY" OR "MASK")

Peter Gabriel

 

Crossover Prog

3.92 | 422 ratings

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voliveira
3 stars Peter Gabriel is definitely an amazing artist. His music gives us different ways, ranging from lucid dreams and beauty to the terror, despair. He is the kind of artist that will widely respected by both the prog community and by lovers of pop music.

But the career of Peter Gabriel is not progressive as a whole. In fact, is more mainstream and commercial than anything. It's funny how people criticize both the Genesis and pop seem to forget to see that their former leader walked the same path. After all, "Sledgehammer" won the "Land of Confusion" at the Grammys 1986, no? Becomes a hypocrisy.

Problems with that? Noooo, think.I love pop Genesis and I have deep respect for the career of Peter Gabriel, which I recently came to unravel. But my feeling for his music, according to what I've heard so far is mixed. And that feeling does not change with "Security / Mask," his fourth album, although it is by far the best of their self-titled album.

The influences of world music, as widely reported in the career of Gabriel, are even more evident than before. The sound is typical of 80 years - the drum machine is used extensively, although not all the time as in "Melt."

One thing I found interesting is the proximity of the light sound of "Melt" and "Mask" with the trilogy of King Crimson 80 years. Of course, this is my opinion, friend, but the presence of Tony Levin on bass and Robert Fripp in the production of my third album reinforces this idea.

4 stars: San Jacinto, I Have the Touch, The Family And The Fishing Net Shock the Monkey

3 stars: The Rhythm Of The Heat

2 star: Lay Your Hands On Me Wallflower, Kiss Of Life

Average: 3.12

3 stars

voliveira | 3/5 |

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