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

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