Saturday, December 28, 2013

Pink Floyd - "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" - Song of the Day [12/28/13]

Today's Song of the Day comes from a band that needs no introduction: Pink Floyd; known as the godfathers of psychedelic rock and an inspiration for many electronic artists today. Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun is a song off their album 'A Saucerful Of Secrets', an album that is unknown to many, including Pink Floyd fans. Unlike their more well recognized works Dark Side Of The Sun and The Wall which contain very obvious overall themes, A Saucerful of Secrets is an LP that contains tunes that are less emotional but ever more hypnotic and meditative. Starting with a very mellow guitar riff and some high frequency xylophone notes, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun provides a very eerie and almost fearful tone. Definitely the most meditative off the LP because of its minimalistic and repetitive structure, the tune induces a very heavy trance state in the listener. Be warned, this one is not for the faint of heart, but in its essence it is a work of art.


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