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Peter Hammill
Everyone You Hold

Q Magazine, 135-1997, page 118:

Destined never to be racked in garden centre or garage, the fact that all of Peter Hammill's 37 albums are still commercially available speaks volumes for his admirers' dedication to his singular talent. In common with Gabriel and Fripp, Hammill survived the meteor shower of punk as other dinosaurs perished by virtue of his spiky native intelligence and innovative edge. Hammill can turn his hand to a variety of styles and on Everyone You Hold, he's arrived at a vague and modernist palette; fragmented voices, minimal keyboard accompaniment and strangulated guitar echoes, a sound capable of switching from pretty to menacing in a bar. Still too pregnant with meaning for most, but this might be his best work for some time.

© 1997 Martin Aston - Q Magazine

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