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ZEE: IDENTITY

Richard Wright

 

Crossover Prog

2.21 | 44 ratings

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The Mystical
3 stars "Identity" is just one of those albums that appeal to me personally, as I have a strange approach to the criticism of music. It is an electronic/crossover prog album by the short-lived supergroup "Zee", a partnership between Richard Wright (Pink Floyd) and Dave Harris (Fashion). The album has a very electronic sound, as most of the sounds used were from the Fairlight CMI, a synthesiser that was popular in the 1980s. Rick Wright stated some time after the release that he felt that the album was an "experimental mistake", and that it should never have been released. The album has received much criticism, with fans of Richard Wright left disappointed by the lack of PInk Floyd-eque reminiscence that is evident in his other albums. However, the album is entirely entertaining and does (in my opinion) contain quite a few of the musical aspects that we know and love from Richard Wright.

♪ "Confusion" is a little disappointing. It is a little dry and has a cheesy disco feel.

♪ "Voices" is a great song. Very ambient and pleasant. It is one of the best tracks on the album.

♪ "Private Person" is another dance-like 80's tune, but I like this song much more than "Confusion". It has a more unique style.

♪ "Strange Rhythm" brings out the more progressive side of this album and is reminiscent of Pink Floyd's later material. The guitar solo towards the end of the song is great.

♪ "Cuts Like a Diamond" is a nice track, and has a more garagey feel than the other tracks.

♪ "By Touching" resembles something off David Bowie's "Let's Dance". It is one of my personal favourites off this album.

♪ "How Do You Do It" is a funky track. The guitar riff resembles Robert Fripp's 80's guitar work. The lead synth sounds rather like "Daft Punk"

♪ "Seems We Were Dreaming" is another favourite of mine. It is one of the more ballad-like tunes on this album.

The key tracks here are: ♫ Strange Rhythm ♫ By Touching ♫ Seems We Were Dreaming

This album may not appeal to the everyday listener, but I am a personal fan. I give this album a personal rating of 3 stars. ☮ Peace ☮

The Mystical | 3/5 |

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