The Genius of Pink Floyd
Posted December 7, 2009on:
Lying here in my bed, my sleep broken at an unusual early hour, listening to acoustic Pink Floyd tunes, I am tempted to write a tribute for the great musicians. Having rediscovered Pink Floyd after many years, its a subject i’ve been meaning to write on for a while, and will most likely write a more detailed piece than I can manage now. But i would certainly like the share the beautiful tunes i have been listening to the last hour.
The still and solitude of the early morning is perhaps the perfect mood for Pink Floyd. It is hardly the music of happiness, seeking to explore not a chaotic or depressed negativity, but the expanse of the dark side. Even in its negativity, the music is uplifting, and touches deep chords. Insanity is a frequent theme of its works – ‘you reached for the secret to soon‘, ‘there’s a look in your eyes, like black holes in the sky‘. Their sound and words have an incredible longing – ‘where where you, when i was hurt and i was helpless‘ ‘the days passed me by, at my window, watching‘ ‘how i wish, how i wish you were here‘. The staggering solos and chord progressions, make you wonder how such sound can be extracted from the fretboard. Notice the acoustic solos in the following videos, which are the most moving at their gentlest.
(notice the ominousness of the sound. and the music suddenly drops away at the end, for an incredibly soft solo)