THE NEW PROJECT FROM VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR AN ALTERNATIVE ALBUM REFLECTING ANOTHER SIDE OF ONE OFPROGRESSIVE ROCK’S MOST ENDURING AND CREATIVE ARTISTS
‘ALT’ is a new studio project by the legendary VAN DERGRAAF GENERATOR and follows on from the release of “A GROUNDING INNUMBERS” in 2011.“ALT” is no ordinary Van Der Graaf Generator album (if the term “ordinary”could ever be applied to this visionary group). PETER HAMMILL explains;“Instrumental Improvs & Experiments - Most of the music on “ALT” was madewhile we weren't really looking, or perhaps only while the left side of ourcollective brain was engaged. The album is a mixture of improvisationsrecorded at sound checks and in the studio and more considered soniccreations which often verge on Musique Concrete. The fourteen pieces hereoffer a fascinating glimpse into an alternative Van der Graaf Generator soundworld. Perhaps the closest comparison would be with the second CD of"Present", but even the link with those recordings is tenuous. Even by Van derGraaf Generator standards, this stuff's at the wacky end of the scale!”This instrumental album is another side of Van Der Graaf Generator, a trulyunique listening experience.
1. EARLYBIRD2. EXTRACTUS3. SACKBUTT4. COLOSSUS5. BATTY LOOP6. SPLENDID7. REPEAT AFTER ME8. ELSEWHERE9. HERE'S ONE I MADE EARLIER10. MIDNITE OR SO11. D'ACCORD12. MACKEREL ATE THEM13. TUESDAY, THE RIFF14. DRONUS