|Louder than Words|
Original LP Cover.
|Studio album by Pink Floyd|
|Released||10 November 2014|
|Recorded||1993/94 (The Division Bell Sessions)|
2013/14 (Louder than Words Sessions)
|Genre||Progressive rock, experimental, psychedelic rock, ambient|
|Pink Floyd chronology|
|Louder than Words|
Louder Than Words is the twenty-first studio album by the British progressive rock band Pink Floyd. It was released by Parlophone and Columbia Records in Friday-release countries on 7 November 2014, and in the United Kingdom and United States on 10 November 2014.
Louder than Words consists of experimental, progressive rock and ambient music, and is based on hours of previously unreleased material Pink Floyd wrote, recorded and produced with Wright during sessions for the 1994's The Division Bell.
It became the most pre-ordered album of all time on Amazon UK, and debuted at number one in several countries. The vinyl edition was the fastest-selling UK vinyl release since 1997. The album received mixed reviews.
As Learning to Fly, Louder than Words doesn't have a central theme, but some members of the band, as Gilmour and Wright say that the album is a possible tribute to the history of the band, although the sound is somewhat similar to his last album. At first, the album was envisioned as an all instrumental album. After Gilmour's wife, Polly Samson, wrote lyrics to the title tracks, the albums producers asked her to write lyrics for four other tracks. Still, the album featured over 20 minutes of instrumental music.
Like the previous album, some resources were reused from an old project (The Big Spliff) recorded during the sessions for The Division Bell. On this album, were reused more features from The Big Spliff, along with new material, written by Gilmour and Mason. Roger Waters contributed some bass lines and received one writing credit, however, he mostly recorded his parts in his home studio and sent it to the album's producers for overdubbing. According to Gilmour, Guy Pratt and Gilmour himself played at least half of the bass on the album. A 30 second bass pedal groove in the fadeout of the album was performed by Waters alone. He can be heard muttering "where we go out" just before the track ends.