Founded in 1965, Pink Floyd originally consisted of guitarist Syd Barrett, bass guitarist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason, and keyboardist Richard Wright.
While playing London’s underground music scene in the late 1960s, they developed the experimental, progressive rock that would later come to define them.
Pink Floyd’s eighth studio album, The Dark Side of the Moon is a “concept” album built on creative ideas explored by the band during their live performances and earlier recordings, and based on philosophical themes including conflict, greed, the passage of time and mental illness; the latter inspired in part by Barrett’s deteriorating mental state.
Recorded in two sessions in 1972 and 1973 at famed Beatles’ Abbey Road Studios in London, the group utilized some of the most advanced recording techniques available at the time, including 16-tract recording and tape loops.
Additionally, state-of-the-art analogue synthesizers were used on several tracks, as well as a series of recorded interviews with staff and band members that was infused throughout the 10 songs.