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Pink Floyd


Psychedelic/Space Rock

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Lieven Van Paemel
5 stars What is there to say? Words lack for a majestic masterpiece like "Ummagumma"... The live versions of "Astronomy Domine", "Careful with that axe, Eugene", "Set the controls" and "A saucerful" are stunningly beautiful! Especially "Careful" is hauntingly beautiful... Should the taxman ring at the door, put on this track and he'll be gone forever...

The studio album is as brilliant. Richard Wright's "Sysyphus" proves again that he was a very important factor in the Floyd sound (see my review of "More"). "Grantchester Meadows" has the same tranquil effect as "Cirrus Minor" and gives a lazy summerafternoon feel... the effects at the end always sends a smile on my face as does the next Waters piece "Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict"... Pure madness and what effects!!! Gilmore's "The narrow way" isn't too bad either though it is the track I like the least. Mason's "The Grand Vizier"s Garden Party" is another gem on this double album. Great stereo effects...

1969 was a fantastic year with albums like "More" and "Ummagumma", just like 1975 was for electronic music...

I think I'll have another helping of this musical feastly meal...

Lieven Van Paemel | 5/5 |


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