Review: Therein – Pink Floyd Sessions

Therein - Pink Floyd Sessions

It’s always a great thing seeing a young, or let’s call them contemporary, band paying tribute to a band that was directly involved in making history. In the case of Australian progsters Therein, this task was quite challenging, considering that their choice was to “cover” one of Rock’s all-time favourite gems — British institution called Pink Floyd. To have things even more spiced up, what Therein made on, simply titled, Pink Floyd Sessions was doing a single-track medley of different Pink Floyd tunes. That’s something that required a lot of planning, arranging and thinking, what I am sure the Australians did.

The pieces that comprise the almost 25-minute medley include “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Time,” “Great Gig in the Sky,” “Money,” “Dogs,” and “Is There Anybody Out There?” Therein pays tribute to an era of Pink Floyd which is by many considered as the time when the band was absolutely on the top of their game. To answer that challenge, Therein’s core trio Cameron Wheelan (guitar, vocals, FX), Ryan Boyd (guitar), and Kned Gulliford (drums, vocals), is joined by singers Thalia Soultan (“Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Money”) and Donelle Brooks (“Shine On You Crazy Diamond”) who bring the element of diversity and surprise to the overall sound.

The band does a good job on these pieces, and what’s more important, in my opinion, is that they have a certain flow that enables them to sound cohesive as an entity. They do an impressive job of giving off the same atmosphere originally created by Pink Floyd during the ‘70s and ‘80s.

Pink Floyd Sessions by Therein certainly doesn’t reinvent the wheel, and it’s not the idea behind this project. It’s seen as a “Thank You” by an aspiring artist to the artist that gave a lot to many generations over the past few decades. It shouldn’t make you feel uncomfortable what a small band like Therein has to say here, as it’s simply a showcase that this music lives, no matter of age.

Pink Floyd Sessions is available from Bandcamp. You can stream it below.

Tracklist:

Pink Floyd Sessions: Shine On You Crazy Diamond/Time/Great Gig in the Sky/Money/Dogs/Is There Anybody Out There?

Line-up:

* Cameron Whelan – guitar (and FX), vocals on “Dogs”

* Ryan Boyd – guitar

* Kned Guilliford – drums, vocals on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond”

* Thalia Soultan – vocals on “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” “Money”

* Donelle Brooks – vocals on ”Shine On You Crazy Diamond”

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