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THE PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.91 | 1328 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
5 stars Pink Floyd's debut album "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" the first glimpse into the mind of a young man so warped by LSD and his own inner demons that he could create sounds and textures and entire musical forms that no other human being had ever before been capable of producing. A glimpse into the fragile mind of one Syd Barrett and Rick Wright, who complments the music with grace and beauty.

1. Astronomy Domine - From the opening riff of Astronomy Domine your mind will transcend your body and float in space, where the beautiful commingles with the grotesque and allows you to readjust your vision just in time for your soul to bring itself up from the depths of the most harrowing and brilliant waters four musicians could fill the oceans with. This is LSD. This is fear. This is confusion. This is Syd Barrett!! 5/5

2. Lucifer Sam - is simply a majestic, fantastic composition on the grooviest of scales.5/5

3. Matilda Mother - an instant hit as soon as you start listening to it.5/5

4. Flaming - another great tune. 5/5

5. Pow R. Toc H. - A great spacy song with cool sound effects and Rick Wright's catchy piano melody/solo. 4/5

6. Take Up Thy Stethoscope And Walk - Not Roger Waters' best song, but the music is good. 3.5/5

7. Interstellar Overdrive - The powerful and weak moments of Interstellar Overdrive sends you on an unknown adventure.Prepare Yourself!! 3.5/5

8. The Gnome - The simple yet joyess guitar on this song still makes me smile. 5/5

9. Chapter 24 - is one of the most haunting and disturbing songs I've ever heard. Great Lyrics! 4.5/5

10. Scarecrow - Short and sweet. 4.5/5

11. Bike - is a great song!! A bicycle bell can be heard clicking in the background as the tune ends with a cacophony of wind-up talking toys, sounding like ducks on acid. 5/5

Final Note: "The Piper at the Gates of Dawn" shows us the first steps Pink Floyd made as a band and how revolutionary and profound those baby steps were. The album envokes bizarre images as Syd and the boys tinker and improvise melodies using old- fashioned ingenuity and the bands knack for echo boxes. Cultural history shows that many great works of art were created by artists who risked insanity to tap into their creativity. Syd Barrett took that risk to create music and paid a high price. Thank you Syd.

5+5+5+5+4+3.5+3+5+4.5+4.5+5 = 49,5

49,5 : 11 = 4,5

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music

Curiosity: In an interview to magazine Q, Roger Waters was mentioned contemptuously to the first albums of its former-band. Frightened the reporter readily it inquired: And the Piper (?), to that Waters answered: "Well, that was Syd,and Syd was a genius".

Marquês_Prög | 5/5 |

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