Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Pink Floyd-The Division Bell (1994)

Made in 1994, would be the last work of the band in studio and possibly the best album of the post-Waters, with a huge and complex guitar work and trying to emulate the style of the '70 set, but traces of psychedelia and the oppressive feeling that time and much less on experimentation. Still, this is a very atmospheric album, with more instrumentation than usual, where the name of Rick Wright becomes an integral part of the band and his figure takes center stage lost from The Wall. Recall that disappeared in The Final Cut was a musician and collaborator on A Momentary Lapse of Reason and Delicate Sound of Thunder.
How could it be otherwise, Pink Floyd created a concept album where communication is the protagonist and the importance of communicating with others, the argument, especially Roger Waters communication with current members of the band. According to David Gilmour, and put it diplomatically, the album's title refers to the bell used in the British Parliament to vote to call the two factions divided. The album puts the names of those factions Waters and current members of Pink Floyd.
The concept revolves sadly in a "Roger, You should contact us at the time and you should do it now", contradicting statements made by leaders of the group. In many ways, the album sounds like a tribute to Waters and the war he established. 
The album overall was really superb but maybe sticking out the Floydian Cluster One with the atmosphere so peculiar that so masterfully created the group, the jazz Wearing the Inside Out, half progressive blues Coming Back to Life, Keep Talking rhythm or the huge and High Hopes complex progressive

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

U.K.-Night After Night-Live (1979)

UK ephemeral was a progressive rock band, which for various reasons they left halfway, and I can influence not duly appreciated, although attending three fantastic albums, two studio and one live
The origin of Bill Bruford (former Yes, King Crimson, and he finished touring with Genesis), John Wetton (ex-King Crimson) and Rick Wakeman (ex-Yes), which also began to resume his solo work .. . 'm even the possibility that Robert Fripp himself was interested in this project, which completely waste almost immediately. This formation came to rehearse a few months until the abandonment of Wakeman, and there are the violinist and keyboardist Eddie Jobson (Frank Zappa) and Allan Hollsworth, famed guitarist in sound "Canterbury" group Soft Machine, Gong and Tempest.
The first was called "UK" (1978) and is a good summary of symphonic rock with jazzy idea of Bruford and Hollsworth, that just leave the band after that album ...
This makes clear that the prevailing trend of more direct and rocking Jobson and Wetton, which resulted in "Danger Money" (1979), and with Terry Bozzio (also ex-Zappa) on drums, and no guitarist to impersonate Hollsworth. In a good balance in the topics "Caesar's Palace Blues" and "Nothing To Lose" especially, it is anticipated that more direct wave would Wetton in Asia, although not so commercial yet ...
It records the trio live here at hand "Night After Night" where are "In The Dead Of Night", "Alaska" and "Time To Kill" from his first album with the new format, a release that gives title track, and very good versions of songs from "Danger Money", especially "Rendezvous 6-02", creating an overwhelming and very progressive direct.
The added difficulty was resolved to move to live in a trio format a disc on topics under study quartet which contained lots of overdubs and effects with a very impressive
In 1999 and 2007 live albums out of the first training-with-Hollsworth Bruford and that repair is a big hole and better rounded story