Although admittedly Pink Floyd is not considered an EDM artist, we at Your EDM feel the need to address that the music industry has lost a classic and inspirational band. In the way that so many young producers say that they are influenced by Daft Punk, many current rock groups and instrumentalists have been influenced by Pink Floyd over the years. Aside from creating one of the most iconic albums of all time in The Dark Side of the Moon (lest we forget The Wall), they have gone on to become idols in the minds of many young fans and old players alike.
Remaining members of the band, David Gilmour and Nick Mason, came together last year to release The Endless River, Pink Floyd’s first release in 20 years. The album “was made by compiling over 20 hours of unused sessions from the development of their 1994 record, The Division Bell.” So while it wasn’t entirely “new,” it was certainly a breath of fresh air.
However, in a recent interview, Gilmour spells the end.
“I’ve had 48 years in Pink Floyd – quite a few of those years at the beginning, with Roger [Waters]. And those years in what is now considered to be our heyday were 95% musically fulfilling and joyous and full of fun and laughter. I certainly don’t want to let the other 5% colour my view of what was a long and fantastic time together. But it has run its course, we are done – and it would be fakery to go back and do it again.”
Gilmour also said that going on again without longtime keyboardist Richard Wright, who passed away in 2008, would be “wrong.”
Pink Floyd was instrumental in the rise of psychedelic rock and the development of sound design throughout their illustrious career. Along with acts like The Grateful Dead, Pink Floyd has etched a permanent place in the hearts and minds of music lovers everywhere.