What would “The Endless River” mean for Pink Floyd?

By Jessie-Jamz

Pink Floyd will always hold a place so dear in my heart. After all, they were a pivotal band for me in terms of production and thematic conceptualization in their music. Albums like – which I am sure very many of you know of – ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’ were and still are so rich in production and lyrical themes. It is no coincidence that Pink Floyd LPs have stood the test of time. They are timeless. And with the announcement of a new album entitled ‘The Endless River’ set to be released in October 2014, the overwhelming fangasms around the world is sure to be felt.

However, I can see the opinions of many fans and critics be panned. Could the album just be an effortless tracklist of songs released just to make a little extra cash? Is this maybe 20 years too late? And did I mention that the songs was said only to be instrumentals from sessions of ‘The Division Bell’ back in 1994, which was and still is a very criticized effort in the Pink Floyd discography? So from here, I can see how reactions of the new LP’s release can be split.

However, personally I am thrilled to hear that, despite the band’s lineup massively reduced since the death of keyboardist extraordinaire Richard Wright, never-before-heard songs from one of my favorite musical groups is being released very soon. I have always been a fan of ‘The Division Bell’ ever since I first heard it. Even though I consider it to be somewhat more of a David Gilmour solo record, the album’s lush and ethereal soundscapes still have a profound impact on me, so I can say that I am very much looking forward to hearing ‘The Endless River.’

Introducing our newest writer, Jessie-Jamz.

For all the time DFC has been online and active, only one person (Jeremy) has been posting and updating material. Today, however, a friend of the blog, Jessie-Jamz, has come on board to contribute to Deep Fried, Certified as a writer. Expect his first post very soon. For now, he has this introductory statement, which you can read below:

Hello readers of DeepFriedCertified, my name is Jessie-Jamz Ozaeta from Montreal, Canada (yes, the frenchy area of the country and home of Arcade Fire). Music has been an immense part of life ever since I was a little fetus in my mom’s belly, hearing and feeling the heavy sounds of Black Sabbath from my dad’s stereo. I am a university student, record collector, and most of all, a music listener. I also go by the moniker The Nostalgia Factory, for those who are cool and listen to various genres stretching from folk, ambient, drone, hip hop, electronic, and all that jazz.

Yes, as much as I enjoy listening and exploring music in all its forms and genres, I do the same when it comes to composing and performing music. I mean, why not? Btw, if you’re into hardcore and metal, you may want to stay tuned for my band Place d’Armes, who’s EP is set to be released sometime this summer!

That’s all for now folks! I’m glad I’ve been taken aboard on this musical blog. If you’d like to see me talk more in-depth about music and vinyl, you can visit my YouTube channel here.

See you on the blogosphere,
Jessie-Jamz

Album Review: Dot Hacker – How’s Your Process (Work)

When Dot Hacker recorded their debut album, Inhibition, it was just prior to lead singer/songwriter Josh Klinghoffer’s invitation into the Red Hot Chili Peppers, putting the record’s release on hold. When the record finally did drop in 2012, I was pretty impressed with a lot of the tracks, but the product felt like a mixed bag. Although the album itself was pretty much spotty, highlights such as “Eye Opener” and “Order/Disorder” are tracks I still play regularly to this day. It’s a shame that record came out as it did, as there were lots of unheard potential waiting to be unlocked.

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