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THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS WAVE TO EACH OTHER

Van Der Graaf Generator

 

Eclectic Prog

4.07 | 1012 ratings

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Raccoon
4 stars Van Der Graaf has truly developed their sound at this point. Dark, powerful stuff. And in this case, while never being too fast paced. Almost a haunting, eerie calm. The guitar is an interesting addition (as they'll get rid of that piece very soon) but still the keyboard, drums, and horns have their reign throughout. For a newbie of this band, I'd steer them clear of this as hearing it they'll probably run and hide. A great album, but an average listener needs to become acquainted with the band first.

Every song is great, but lasts a bit too long in duration since there's not too many things being added to the table throughout the songs. The horns bring some elegance to the overall sound (just listen to White Hammer) quietly in the background there's the sax playing an indescribable sound, my only example would be 'Victory'. Also, these bring power, intense climax, and most of all excitement to each of these songs and makes the entire band UNIQUE! (besides the controversial Peter Hammill, of course).

The 'Knight In Shining Armor', as it were, would be After The Flood. One of Graaf's best songs that any fan would absolutely love. Each song has a similar sound, great sounding, but that's what keeps it from being a masterpiece. As Pawn Hearts has a sound of its own, spacey, interesting, and exciting, this just doesn't seem as developed or creative. But for any fan of Graaf, a fantastic find. Just don't expect to be blown away. Thus, I'm giving it 4 stars.

Raccoon | 4/5 |

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