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Peter Hammill


Eclectic Prog

3.22 | 92 ratings

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Artur Pokojski
5 stars There are few reasons why "X my Heart" is an one of most interesting albums in Peter Hammill's large (but always interesting) discography. It is a specific bridge between the climate of legendary LP's from the past, and from my point of view most powerful albums from years 1995-2005. It contains all elements necessary to understand why music of Mr. Hammill is so unique. First of all - beatiful and strong vocal (just listen to the acapella track "A better time" - there is no need to anything else, or "A forest of Pronouns" to hear His dynamite in the throat). For the second - great compromise of light and heavy weight compositions. My favourite one - "Earthbound", which sounds really enjoyable, and "A better time" in both version are the quiet part of an album. The songs like amazing "Forest of Pronouns" and "Narcissus (Bar & Grill)" are completely different - these ones wake you up, but in fantastic, intelligent way! Another songs aren't anonymous - "Ram Origami" - great song with interesting parts of David Jackson's sax, and "Material Possession, which"is the first time, that PH's song is reminding me some Ian Anderson's stuff, which I prize! The last thing, that makes "X my hearth" so valuable album are deep lyrics, and great idea to end LP in the similar way, how it is opened. Full recommendation!
Artur Pokojski | 5/5 |


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