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OUT OF WATER

Peter Hammill

 

Eclectic Prog

3.33 | 99 ratings

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Sachis
4 stars The frontman from VDGG is a very prolific progressive music composer and I must say, from the beginning, he is the author of an impressive prog music work from the last over almost 40 years. I find it very difficult to rate a PH album, because his music and his way of expression is very abstract and metaphoric...and for me Peter Hammill is a little harsh on my ears, even if VDGG remains for me a cult band in progressive music. Of course, there are some key albums ( the albums from the 70's, which are more famous in the art rock music), but in the last 20 years PH did also a good job. "Out of water" is an album I enjoy and I use to listen almost just like any other VDGG album. The music is quite elaborate, in fact it's his unique style of composing. It is also seen in his personnel (former VDGG members like Potter and Jackson). Music and lyrics emerge into PH usual themes such revolts, frustrating ideas and other dark life situations. A few electronic, a few classic parts, using violins, but overall an abstract music work, using droning beat parts and some isolated guitar solos. My favourite tracks are: Our oyster ( a comment about the Tien an Men square massacre) , Something about Ysabel's dance ( an interesting violin and acoustic guitar song) and A way out, perhaps the most interesting song from the album with his "OUT" theme. This song is the most melodic and representative.

3,5 stars.

Sachis | 4/5 |

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