Hammill, Peter - The K Box (due weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 28-MAFI1809023.2
“Four CD box set collecting the output of Van der Graaf Generator founding member Peter Hammill & The K Group, including the studio albums Enter K and Patience and the live recordings The Margin and +.
This deluxe set also features extra tracks and a detailed 48-page hardback book with sleeve notes by Tim Bowness, reflections from PH and the band, plus previously unseen photographs.
Formed in 1981 to tour material from A Black Box and Sitting Targets, the K Group was Peter Hammill's idea of a traditional Beat Group and like everything else in Hammill's world it was far from typical and a universe away from the likes of Herman's Hermits or The Clash.
Between 1981 and 1984, over the course of dozens of concerts, two studio albums, two singles and a live release (issued in 1985), the K Group delivered a muscular take on Hammill's unique artistry that resulted in a body of work distinct from other phases in his prolific career. At it's most prosaic, the K Group offered relatively straightforward rock songs ("Paradox Drive", "Film Noir"), dramatic ballads ("Just Good Friends"), sonic experiments ("Accidents") and knotty epics, but in reality, the K quartet transformed these generic starting points into something far more individual, and - flying in the face of early 1980s pop artifice - wholeheartedly human.
Ultimately, the K Group may only represent a tiny fraction of Peter Hammill's vast output, but like Van Der Graaf Generator the band provided a memorable means of hearing Hammill's visionary music in a powerful collective context: a context that arguably remained dormant until the 21st Century resurrection of Van Der Graaf Generator itself.”
  • LabelMadfish
  • UPC636551809023
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