Waiting For The Cloud

Legendary Pink Dots – Waiting For The Cloud

if there’s any musical act whose existence in this plane can only be explained as being interdimensional, it’s the legendary pink dots. sounding almost like a contemporary of mid-60s psychedelic groups, the pink dots didn’t actually materialize until a couple decades later, going mostly unrecognized. but their extremely prolific output proved highly influential, making them a worthy entry here. there’s something really off about the pink dots. it’s not comparable to much else, but there’s familiar sounds everywhere, pulled from various pockets of ever expanding universes. “waiting for the cloud” is the perfect example of this nostalgic and expansive sound; completely surreal and otherworldly, like a boat ride through cosmic oceans raining soft rubies and emeralds, utilizing chiming and nocturnal sounding keyboards, bombastic percussion, neoclassical strings, druggy horns, oddly progressive riffs, and ka-spel’s uniquely posh vocals. any day now, released in 1988, is one of their most captivating releases; full of melodramatic strings and goth/industrial leanings (of which the latter is commonplace in many of their recordings), but it’s structured more theatrically than other releases. “The river was rainbow stew, the fishes choked and cursed. The thirsty dogs spat fire, rolled in glue, then they burst. The fur balls flying, trees were dying–dandelions were crippled, bald… We saw it all in colour–now we’re waiting for the cloud.”

Source: North Pole Radio Station

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