I’ve always thought that Twisted are original and innovative in much the same way as Pink Floyd were. Obviously they share a lot of common ground, what with the whole psychedelic aspect to thier music, and Twisted artists often admit that they draw inspiration from Pink Floyd (who hasn’t?), but to what extent do you think this is true?
Having seen the Younger Brother set at the Brixton Academy, and for that matter, the Hallucinogen in Dub set too, I was reminded of Pink Floyd on several occasions. Once or twice I heard Ott’s synths sliding up and down melodiously in the background, which made me think of David Gilmore’s wicked slide guitar technique on those cool horizontal guitar thingy’s that has become a staple sound of the Floyd. It seemed that the YB set was more along the lines of Psychedic Rock than electronic dance music, but then that electronic edge was still there, adding even more to the music. It was truly incredible.
I also believe that were Pink Floyd to come into fruition today, in our electronic era, they would be doing pretty much the same thing, and Hallucinogen in Dub, shpongle, and the new YB sound, in my opinion, makes this very clear.
What do you lot think?