Velvet Highway (Muma & Third Party)
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|Artist:||Muma & Third Party|
|Title:||丝绒公路 (sīróng gōnglù) / Velvet Highway|
|Release Date:||2007, September 20|
- Third Party
(c) Francis, Layabozi.com, June 2010
Muma’s Velvet Highway is a romp through the psychedelic territory of Pink Floyd and their contemporaries. At times the album strays too close to conventional, tired rock-and-roll to be of any marked interest. Occasionally, the sound comes dangerously close to biting Pink Floyd (for example, the intro for track “爱在流逝中”) or, depending on how you want to look at it, may be recognized as a fairly appropriate homage to the British band’s shimmering guitar-and-synth legacy. For what it’s worth, the song does have a little more bounce and cheeriness than some comparable tracks from that era.
But, for all its shortcomings, the album manages to hold up well. It just won’t blow you away.