Piblokto!

Considering how poet/singer Pete Brown’s prior role in the world of rock had been confined to that of non-performing lyricist (namely for Cream), I’m amazed at how melodic and instrumentally complex his own musical endeavors – Pete Brown & His Battered Ornaments and Pete Brown & Piblokto! – turned out to be. “Things May Come and Things May Go, But the Art School Dance Goes on for Ever” and “I Walk For Charity, Run For Money” foreshadow punk with their speed and buzzsaw aggression, yet balance the thunder with a degree of buildup, tension and release which would mostly be lacking from that later idiom. Other tracks vary between Anglo-centric folk and jazz rock styles, evocative of Traffic (with better songwriting) and Jack Bruce’s early solo albums (with denser arrangements.) Delivering on its vintage, the enormous riff of “Aeroplane Head Woman”, from Piblokto!‘s 1971 Thousands On A Raft LP, will submerge your aqualung as it blows out the smoke on the water!
Pete Brown & Piblokto!

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