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White Hammer - Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other

On 03.11.2019 by Vokasa With 1 Comments - vinyl rip


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Label: Charisma - 9199 191 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Netherlands • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Prog Rock
Download White Hammer - Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other

Peter Hammill has always had an abiding interest, it seems, in the blurred boundary between the mystical and the scientific, and between the rational and magical mind; this is certainly evident on the debut Van Der Graaf Generator album, even though Hammill had yet to really begin focusing himself on what it was that was driving him despite the fact that the band's very name referenced a device that resembles a bastard mix of scientific apparatus and shamanic totem.

The Least We Can Do brings those concerns to the fore with ferocity, with time out for a couple of more personal Not At All - Eje Thelin Trio With Bengt Hallberg - 1965 "Refugees" and "Out of Our Book". Hammill 's lyrics, delivered with all the passion and intent he can muster, reference mysticism, numerology, astrology, various religious pantheons, the Malleus Maleficarum leading Hammill to conclude, a bit too hopefully, that magic needs to be gray to be balancedRobert van deGraaf himself in "Whatever Would Robert Have Said?

This being the start of the s, the hopeful notes are drowned out by the tidal wave of fear, sadness, and despair, despite which, the music does tend to be rather uplifting, thanks to the undercurrent of barely restrained majesty VDGG tended to have possibly thanks to Hugh Bantonwho had been rather used to communicating with God via church and cathedral organs; he brought that expertise to a position more normally occupied by determined B3 thumpers engaged in battle with show-horse guitarists.

The main thing that The Least We Can Do is in need of now is a good remastering job and the addition of a few leftover tracks, such as the "Refugees" single version and its B-side. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad White Hammer - Van Der Graaf Generator - The Least We Can Do Is Wave To Each Other.

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Release Date February, Recording Date December 11, - December 14, Cerebral Complex Quirky Uncompromising Theatrical. Track Listing. Peter Hammill. Van der Graaf Generator. White Hammer. Whatever Would Robert Have Said? Out of My Book. After the Flood. Spotify Amazon. Refugees Peter Hammill. White Hammer Peter Hammill. After the Flood Peter Hammill.


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    Shaktijas 11.11.2019
    Nov 03,  · This album "The Least We Can Do Is Wave to Each Other" showcases the raw power of some of the Van Der Graaf Generator songs like "Darkness", "White Hammer", and "Whatever Robert Would Of Have Said" A Must Have for the Classic Van Der Graaf Generator Fans/5(30).
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    Mazutaxe 09.11.2019
    The main thing that The Least We Can Do is in need of now is a good remastering job (and the addition of a few leftover tracks, such as the "Refugees" single version and its B-side.) [The Virgin CD transfer is a lazy example of taking an album master and making a CD master from it, leaving the album lacking dynamic range and sounding a bit muffled. 8/
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