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Van Der Graaf Generator


Eclectic Prog

4.29 | 1449 ratings

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5 stars This band embodies just about everything I love about prog. Tortured time signatures, experimental passages. Lyrics that take on heavy subjects and original music that seems to have no barriers except to be as far from simple and mainstream as possible. These guys have such an original sound, I believe it's damn near impossible to replicate.

Still Life as you all should know by now was one of their "comeback" albums after they disbanded in 1972 after the "Cosmos Tours" supporting the amazing Pawn Hearts album. Thankfully they had much another couple of masterpieces left in them. Still Life continues the leaner, harder sound evidenced on Godbluff. Although there isn't much studio wizardry and it's a low budget album that was written and recorded very quickly, there is so much creativity, detail and astounding musicianship throughout this album. The material itself and the execution carry this album. There are no weak moments. Like any other great progressive work, it takes time to sink in. There are just plenty of stuff to marvel at that it's too much to take all in the first couple of listens.

ster | 5/5 |


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