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Brilliant and Wonderful
on September 15, 2009
Richard Wright is an amazing talent and this concept album attests to that. Other reviewers have written about the content and various aspects of the music of this album, so I spare the reader from repeating details and technicalities. I have had this album for about 6 years now, and recently returned to it, and listened to it by headphone a few times in a matter of a few days. Wright's soundscapes are amazing, inspiring, moody, melancholic, choking, and rejuvenating. In other words, there isn't anything he can't do with music. He returns to what Floyd lost to Roger Water's departure: concept album. The entire feat is about repressed memory syndrome due to childhood abuse, and how a remakable human effort can put that all behind, so that one can live a better future. A truly humane and inspiring work of art, and socially committed, not to mention musically magical. For this I am eternally thankful. This hypnotic piece of music is the legacy of a humble and bright musician who is no longer among us. RIP Rick.