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UMMAGUMMA

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.48 | 1214 ratings

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Marquês_Prög
5 stars Just before the end of the Sixties, Pink Floyd did the unthinkable, and released a double album of four classic tracks done live in front of small audiences, and another side of freaky, experimental works that, at best, allowed each individual member a chance to display their own unique musical vision. This is Pink Floyd in their relative infancy - exploring uncharted territories of space and time and creating their own genre of art/space rock.

Studio Album

1. Sysyphus, Pt. 1, Pt.2, Pt.3, Pt.4 - . Richard Wright begins this odyssey, with Sysyphus, a hauntigly beautiful piece, full of his keyboard work. A wonderful intro. 4/5

5. Grantchester Meadows - One of the Floyd's best early songs with some of Waters' best lyrics. A great slow song. 5/5

6 .Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict - by far the most bizarre song ever dreamed up by Pink Floyd. If you listen closely, towards the end, one of the voices that make up this song seems to be saying "I need a hit" of acid ? 4.5/5

7 . The Narrow Way: Pt. 1 ,Pt. 2 , Pt. 3 - David Gilmour's guitar driven "The Narrow Way" is by far the most impressive, showcasing his great guitar skills. Beutiful Melody!! 5/5

10 - Grand Vizier's Garden Party: Enterance, Pt. 1- Entertainment, Pt. 2 - Exit, Pt. 3 - is a complex sound collage, which builds layers of percussion and stretches recording technology to the brink. It makes an interesting listen and the drum solo at the end of part two is superb. Nick closes the piece and the album with unassuming flutes. 4/5

Note : 4+5+4.5+5+4= 22.5

22.5 : 5 = 4.5

Live Album

1. Astronomy Domine 4.5/5

2. Careful With That Axe, Eugene (Instrumental) 4.5/5

3. Set the Controls for the Heart of the Sun 4.5/5

4. Saucerful of Secrets 5/5

The live album is fantastic. Just four songs, but they're all classic early Floyd. Some tracks, sounds even better live than in it's original studio version.

Note: 4.5+4.5+4.5+5 = 18,5

18,5 : 4 = 4,6

Final Note : Ummagumma is like a Quantum Physics book ,it is almost impossible to cross ,It is obscure and unique in the way it sounds .But when you understand it ,you penetrate in a real new environment . I highly recommend this album.

4.5 + 4,6 = 9,1

9,1 : 2 = 4,5

Essential: a masterpiece of progressive music

Marquês_Prög | 5/5 |

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