About Face
About Face

David Gilmour

About Face

February, 1984

Art Rock

Released in 1984, following the apparent dissolution of Pink Floyd, this is an accessible, well-honed rock album. Backed by a crack band featuring drummer Jeff Porcaro, bassist Pino Paladino, and keyboardist Anne Dudley, the songs show a refined pop sensibility--especially in the hit "Blue Light," while Until We Sleep" is rippling with synthesizers and cavernous drums. In addition, Pete Townshend wrote the lovely "Love on the Air," and the propulsive "All Lovers Are Deranged."

- Tom Demalon

Fernwarme
Fernwarme

Michael Rother

Fernwarme

1982

Kraut Rock

During the fertile period that followed his involvement with Neu! and Harmonia, krautrock pioneer Michael Rother recorded a string of highly-regarded solo albums, the fourth of which, 1982's enchanting Fernwärme, alternated between meditative and darkly introspective.

- Timothy Monger