Van der Graaf Generator - Do Not Disturb album review
Beautiful and brain-boggling, maximum thrust with minimum fuss; that's Van der Graaf Generator's latest album
If, as Peter Hammill has indicated, this is the last Van der Graaf album, these winners of Prog’s Lifetime Achievement award this year are going out with the kind of mind-joltingly gorgeous roller coaster that made them one of the greatest genuinely progressive bands of all time. But there’s also a noticeably reflective aura and sense of closure around their 13th album, which came about by Hammill sending organist Hugh Banton and drummer Guy Evans a CD of the new songs, which they spent a week rehearsing, another week recording backing tracks, then six months overdubbing and tweaking at their home studios.
The album is a mind-joltingly gorgeous roller coaster.