What is it?
It is the first in a series of informative, insightful, musical guides to the secret mechanics that power the mysterious music of Van der Graaf Generator. It is generously illustrated with musical notation diagrams plus there's a full score of "Man-Erg" you can play, print out and keep.
This is a scholastic yet accessible work. Ricardo Odriozola's credentials as composer, conductor, violinist and academic are impeccable and his powerful, challenging ideas are clearly and concisely expressed.
This guide takes you through all the complexities of the music, stripping away layer after layer to reveal the inner workings of the exquisite machinery of harmony, counterpoint and rhythm that, seemingly so effortlessly, go together to make: "Pawn Hearts".
“QUITE FANTASTIC! I can heartily recommend it! The Guide adds another dimension to the VdGG experience.” - David Jackson