Rating: 8.0/ B+
Category: Ambient / Electro
Format: Vinyl (2 x 180g at 45 rpm)
WARNING: the label mistakenly indicates 33 1/3 rpm
David Gilmour - Guitars, Vocals
Allex Paterson - Sound Manipulation, Keyboards & Turntables
Youth - Bass, Keyboards, Programming
Tim Bran - Keyboards, Programming
Marcia Mello - Acoustic Guitar (on "Black Graham")
Dominic Le Vac - Backing Vocals
Produced by Youth (Martin Glover)
Engineered by Tim Bran and David Nock
Mixed by Youth in The Study, 2010
Mix Engineers David Nock, Michael Rendall, Tim Bran
Mastered by Stuart Hawkes at Metropolis, London
Pressed at: ?
Package Design: Simon Ghahary .
All tracks written by David Gilmour, Alex Patterson and Youth
Published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Inc.
At least I'm not alone I know a friend who did the same thing; only he never tried it at the correct speed, enjoying the "originality" of his new found discovery, The Orb that is.
Metallic Spheres - Take two
At the correct speed, gone is the Doom and Gloom to make way for a journey in sound that resembles what would happen if Pink Floyd cross-pollinated with Klaus Schulze or Tangerine Dream circa 1971-75. Add a teenie bit of early Vangelis and more modern fare to the mix and you get a pretty good idea of the offspring and continuity of the Kosmic music influence in the ambient and electronica scenes of today nearly forty years later.
|Pink Floyd veteran and visionary David Gilmour still going on strong and adapting to the times|
LP01. METALLIC SIDE
My first thoughts were Pink Floyd goes electro with Gilmour's distinctive electric guitar, rekindling The Wall [EMI Harvest] and Wish you Were Here [EMI Harvest] flashbacks before the 4/4 thumping rhythm engages. Near the end an uninspiring voice ask if we "Believe". I found this first side good but nevertheless the weaker of the four, music wise meriting a 'C+' or 'B' at best.