domingo, 1 de noviembre de 2009

Pink Floyd - The piper at the gates of dawn



Género: Art rock, psychedelic, progresive rock

Artistas similares: Yes, King Crimson, Gentle Giant

Año de grabación: Capitol, 1967.



Disco dedicado a Erick Vieyra...


Pink Floyd es la primera banda de rock denominada espacial. Desde mediados de los 60s, su música transcurría entre tintes electrónicos, una variedad de efectos especiales con tintes pop para llevar esta nueva fórmula hasta el límite. Al mismo tiempo profundizaron con temas líricos y conceptos de escala tan masiva que su música ha adquirido calidad casi clásica, operística, en sonido y palabras.

Mientras que Pink Floyd se reconoce sobre todo por sus grandiosos albumes conceptuales de los años 70, comenzaron como una banda psicodélica diferente. Poco después de que comenzaron a tocar a mediados de los ' 60s, cayeron firmemente bajo la dirección de Syd Barret, el genio dotado que escribiría y cantaría la mayor parte de su primer material. El nativo de Cambridge compartió el escenario con Roger Waters (bajo), Rick Wright (teclados), y Nick Mason (batería).

Su álbum de debut, - The piper at the gates of Dawn - realizado en 1967, pudo haber sido el álbum psicodélico británico más grande con excepción de sargento Pepper' s. Dominado casi enteramente por canciones de Barrett, el álbum era una como una casa encantada de rockeros misteriosos (" Lucifer Sam"); bosquejos impares del carácter (" El Gnome"); reminicencias de la niñez (" Bike, " " Matilda Mother"); y piezas extrañas con pasajes instrumentales muy largos (" Astronomie Domine, " Interstellar Overdrive," "Pow R Toch") lo que proyectó su fascinación por los viajes espaciales. El disco no fué solamente como ninguno de su tiempo; fué como ningún otro que Pink Floyd hiciera posteriormente.


Pink Floyd is the premier space rock band. Since the mid-'60s, their music relentlessly tinkered with electronics and all manner of special effects to push pop formats to their outer limits. At the same time they wrestled with lyrical themes and concepts of such massive scale that their music has taken on almost classical, operatic quality, in both sound and words. Despite their astral image, the group was brought down to earth in the 1980s by decidedly mundane power struggles over leadership and, ultimately, ownership of the band's very name. While Pink Floyd are mostly known for their grandiose concept albums of the 1970s, they started as a very different sort of psychedelic band. Soon after they first began playing together in the mid-'60s, they fell firmly under the leadership of lead guitarist Syd Barret, the gifted genius who would write and sing most of their early material. The Cambridge native shared the stage with Roger Waters (bass), Rick Wright (keyboards), and Nick Mason (drums). The debut album, -The piper at the gates of Dawn- also released in 1967, may have been the greatest British psychedelic album other than Sgt. Pepper's. Dominated almost wholly by Barret's songs, the album was a charming fun house of driving, mysterious rockers ("Lucifer Sam"); odd character sketches ("The Gnome"); childhood flashbacks ("Bike," "Matilda Mother"); and freakier pieces with lengthy instrumental passages ("Astronomy Domine," "Interstellar Overdrive," "Pow R Toch") that mapped out their fascination with space travel. The record was not only like no other at the time; it was like no other that Pink Floyd would make, colored as it was by a vision that was far more humorous, pop-friendly, and lighthearted than those of their subsequent epics.




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