Wednesday, March 23, 2011

JDIZZY's 365 # 318: Man-Erg

Man-Erg - Van Der Graaf Generator (1971)

Hearing this tale of an evil man in a beautific setting almost calms you initially, regardless of the subject matter.

Then the second part comes in, and all hope for redemption exits right out the door.

Van Der Graaf are one of the hardest prog bands (besides Can, which is a whole 'nother blogpost!) to get people into, but by this point in the 365 I would say only the true believers are left anyway.

I think you are ready for Peter Hammil and company. Hell, you might even seek out more from this never equaled group after hearing today's track, a cacophony of emotions and insanely tight playing.

I take that back. The band doesn't really so much play, as breathe together in a symbiotic exchange of power.

If you don't like what you hear dear reader, then I promise to return tomorrow to more "appeasing" selections.


If you like your music to decimate you as well as inspire and move, then Van Der Graaf Generator might be the avatars of "difficult" work you've been looking for!

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