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Pink Floyd

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock

3.15 | 1192 ratings

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AtomicCrimsonRush
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Symphonic Team
2 stars Strictly for Pink Floyd collectors.

There is no doubt that Pink Floyd were rediscovering life without Mr. Barrett and it was a difficult period in the late 60s. They must have jumped at the chance to provide the soundtrack to a film. A film that nobody has heard of, and if it was not for Pink Floyd's involvement nobody would care about it as it is such a shocker. However, unlike 'Zabriskie Point', equally as abysmal as a film, this soundtrack does have some merit.

Side one kicks along really well with some outstanding tracks such as the birds whistling effects and peaceful ambience of 'Cirrus Minor', and the raucous 'Nile Song'.

'Green is the Colour' is an instrumental feast of psychedelia, and perhaps portents 'Any Colour You Like' to come later. 'Cymbaline' is a pleasant ballad that is well sung by Gilmour with nice piano and weird reverb.

Side 2 feels like a soundtrack and is really psychedelic rubbish, perhaps working well with the imagery of the movie better than as a headphone experience. Speaking of which a lot of the music passes from left to right ear in parts which is kind of weird and quite unsettling at times, especially Party Sequence, Main Theme, and some earlier material. The side is dominantly instrumental and quite dull, like a lengthy version of 'Set The Controls For the Heart of the Sun'.

There is a good song with 'Ibiza Bar'. 'More Blues' is improvised blues and never really takes off. 'Quicksilver' is a lengthy trippy piece, with bizarre sound effects and psychedelic nonsense that will cause many to push skip, and like 'Atom Heart Mother''s experimental sections, it just grates on the nerves after a while. If you survive a full listen you know you are a Pink Floyd fan. Perhaps the 60s acid generation got into this as they turned on, tuned in and dropped out on certain substances.

In conclusion, this is one for the extreme fans. Even some members of the Floyd want this erased from their discography, absolutely ignoring it in live performances. It may be over doing it to state that 'More' is a bore, it is not unlistenable, but like a lot of early material of Pink Floyd has passed its use by date.

AtomicCrimsonRush | 2/5 |

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