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A MOMENTARY LAPSE OF REASON

Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.07 | 1731 ratings

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4 stars This Pink Floyd album is VERY underrated! Roger Waters is NOT anymore on this album. There are 5 keyboardists including Rick Wright himself + ex-Madonna Pat Leonard, THE keyboardist on the "Amused to death" album. So, you have to expect a very keyboards and guitars oriented album.

The most impressive element on this album is the excellent echoed combination of omnipresent atmospheric & modern keyboards and delightful electric rhythmic guitars + ALMOST PERFECT guitar solos. Many ambiences are even futuristic with some EXCELLENT magestic & percussive keyboards: for an decent comparison, selected slow & modern New Age artists must be considered to describe the atmosphere involved: the best who come to my mind is Jon Jenkins' Flow album, especially the Flow track, and David Helpling's "Between the green and the blue" album, especially the Worlds track. Shall we add Supertramp's "Brother were you bound" album, especially the intro of the eponymous track. Mostly the rhythm is slow, David Gilmour's lead vocals are absolutely OUTSTANDING, and he is probably at his best here regarding the guitar solos. There are many excellent backing female vocals, similar to the Waters' ones. There are some EXCELLENT "Supertramp-esque" echoed sax parts, absolutely giving a refined urban touch to the whole. The guitar solos on "On the turning away" and "Yet another movie" are among the loudest & best ones from David Gilmour: just turn up the volume! UNBELIEVABLE! They can almost be compared with the ones on Rush's "Power windows" and Marillion's "Fugazi"! Even without Waters, there are still many subtle sounds arrangements, mainly serious talks. All the tracks are excellent.

Rating: 4.5 stars

greenback | 4/5 |

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