Sunday, 12 April 2020

Hammill. Peter - Thin Air (2009)


The 36th album from this British artist.

Peter Hammill did everything himself on this album. That is guitars, bass, piano and vocals.

The first of his albums back in the 1970s saw him getting help from the rest of Van Der Graaf Generator. The Peter Hammill albums was more personal and stripped down compared to the Van Der Graaf Generator albums. Besides of that, there was not much difference.

The latest albums sees Peter Hammill really go solo with his vocals, piano, bass and guitars. I am not even sure if he has visited one of those big studios to record these albums.

The sound is great though so that is not a problem at all. My point is that that albums like this can be recorded with a computer/laptop in a bedroom or a living room. 

Stripped down, this album is...

Naked and dark, it is too.

Peter Hammill's voice is special and pretty gloomy per default. 

All depends on the quality of the songs when reviewing a Peter Hammill album as there is not much details outside that..... but when noting that, there is indeed some interesting details on this album as some of the guitars are dissonant.

The songs are good and he has come up with at least three songs here which is bordering to very good. A couple of fillers is what we have to endure too. Nevertheless, this is indeed a good album.

3 points




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