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The Wizard
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5 stars As I sit here listening to this strange beat noise machine that is Tago Mago I feel that normal language conventions cannot describe it's surreal beauty.

Organic soft machines creating beats that never tire

Freak singing mantra is alien tongues

Electrik madness all focusing on one central space groove

Structure constantly evolving, developing into new sound shapes

The bass plucking and skin hitting molded together to form the backdrop

all the song warps around this backdrop

but only in the first half of Mushrooms, houses of paper

i can smell new wave, new age, and new music being forecasted into the future

then all structure is raped by chaos

the improv of Tago Magos first half seems relatively normal

freedom seems to be the focus

musical anarchy, rebelling against melody and conventions

waves of hell are released as Augmn comes

demons playing drum mantras, violins scratches echo madness

chaos is beauty in Tago Mago

it is musical dada

Peking O exemplifies dada in the form electronic atmosphere pyschedelia

giving way to spurts of drum machines spurting off percussive jisms

the alien is screaming in terror, spitting out every noise he can

then relazation settles in the meditation sanity of Coffee and Tea

you can relax and chill but the bizzarre insanity has yet to settle

dismiss this as self indulgent insanity OR realize

the brilliant telepath jam musicianship

its brilliant celebration of the power of chaos and insanity

the eerie atmoshpere the band makes with earthly ease

the massive influence on all music to later come

Communal musical ideas being joined to create this masterwork

Anarcy in musical form, anything goes, all laws rejected

Nihilistic attitude towards all conventions of 'sane' music

The Wizard | 5/5 |


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