2 feb. 2013

Pink Floyd In Flux (Mojo)



Pink Floyd In Flux

5:26 PM GMT 28/01/2013
This month's MOJO magazine zeroes in on Pink Floyd at the point where their sacking of frontman and songwriter Syd Barrett appeared tantamount to rock'n'roll seppuku.
Yet there followed in some ways the most fascinating period of the band's career as, between 1968 and 1971, they strove to find a sound and a style with legs. Of the many paths they tried - psychedelic freakout, film soundtrack, symphonic splurge, themed multi-part epic, standard songform - some turned out to be dead ends but all resulted in unique, amazing music and all in some respect fed back into the choices - beginning with the Meddle album in 1971 - that came to define their mid-'70s mastery.
Pink Floyd expert Mark Blake tells their switchback story, illustrated by rarely seen shots of the group in Amsterdam in 1968 and augmented by insights from famous Floyd fans including The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne. Think of the following audio-visual cornucopia as your soundtrack...

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  1. La psicodelia de garaje de Pink Floyd impresionó a los Beatles cuando coincidieron con la banda de Syd Barrett durante la grabación de Sgt. Peppers y The Piper at the Gates of Dawn en los estudios de EMI. Seguramente apreciaron una evolución desde su Revolver del año anterior.

    Tras la marcha de Barrett, la entrada de David Gilmour cambió el registro del grupo, que se hizo más abstracto y "espacial", con mucha mayor incidencia en las nuevas técnicas de grabación disponibles a principios de los 70. Después, Dark Side of the Moon y Wish You Were Here supondrían la consagración comercial, que inevitablemente les llevaría a la teatralidad y al tedio de los estadios de la mano del pretencioso Roger Waters.

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