The Orb Featuring David Gilmour
The Orb Featuring David Gilmour sounds an awful lot like what you might imagine Pink Floyd playing someplace like Lush back in the day might: trance-like music with Gilmour's very identifiable guitar and vocals popping up throughout. The sound effects aren't very far away from what Pink Floyd used to incorporate into its albums in the '70s, with the main difference being that Gilmour seems to have lost all sense of restraint, the effects piling up one on top of the other without concern for actually building towards any sort of musical climax. And that points to an overall problem here: there's very little focus at all on this nearly 50-minute album made up of two tracks with five movements each. There are intriguing bits and pieces, but it doesn't add up to much in the end. Still, one's enjoyment of this album probably depends to a large degree upon how much they enjoy tripping out with headphones on.
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