The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
"I know a room of musical tunes
some wine, some gin, most of them are clockwork
let's go into the other room and make them work"
(The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, 1967)
Some cite it as Syd Barrett's most ambitious and complete work, with all the available pyrotechnics of that band. Interstellar vocabulary, vague city landscapes again, a record of that moment in London. The narrative of the mouse ("I don't know why, I call him Gerald") and a gnome, a record that ages into childhood, self-invented machine. Recorded & produced with every high-tech intention, Abbey Road studios for intensive Beatle-esque mixes, neighbors.