sexta-feira, 27 de janeiro de 2012

Roy Harper - Flat, Baroque And Berserk

Roy Harper - Flat, Baroque And Berserk (1970) Reissue 1999
Mp3 (CBR320/Stereo) ~ 132 Mb
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Psychedelic, Singer/songwriter Label: Science Friction

Time: 00:55:12

Flat Baroque and Berserk is the fourth album by English folk / rock singer-songwriter and guitarist Roy Harper, and was first released in 1970 by Harvest Records. Flat Baroque and Berserk was the first of Harper's recordings to enter the charts, reaching number 20 in the UK album chart in January 1970.

Roy Harper's fourth album found him in an acoustic folkie mode more often than not, though as usual (for circa late-'60s Harper) there were detours into pretty rocky items on occasion. It's not much of either a progression or a slide from the lyrically convoluted, somewhat but not incredibly melodic path he had established with his prior work. "I Hate the White Man," however, is certainly one of his most notable (and notorious) compositions, a spew of lilting verbiage that's hard to peg. It could be irony, it could be ironic self-hatred, it could be muddled reflections on the chaos that is the modern world, or it could be a combination of all of them. There are gentler items, sometimes with subdued harmony vocals and orchestration, that sound rather like Harper's most acerbic side sanded off with edges of Al Stewart, Donovan, or Tim Hardin; "Another Day" is the prettiest of those. The atypical "Hell's Angels," on the other hand, has a twisted, chunky rock feel rather like the solo work of another of producer Peter Jenner's clients, Syd Barrett.
Review by Richie Unterberger,

01. Don't You Grieve
02. I Hate the White Man
03. Feeling All the Saturday
04. How Does It Feel
05. Goodbye
06. Another Day
07. Davey
08. East of the Sun
09. Tom Tiddler's Ground
10. Francesca
11. Song of the Ages
12. Hell's Angels