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PARADIESWÄRTS DÜÜL

Amon Düül

 

Krautrock

3.12 | 37 ratings

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samhob
4 stars This was an clearly nice discovery for me concerning the Amon Duul I world since I was first introduced to this band with the "Psychedelic Underground" album which although I relatively appreciated it, gave an utterly chaotic reputation to this band.

This is a very nice acoustic record from Amon Duul, very different from their first sessions this is quite the opposite, very calm acoustic guitar slow bluesy rythm, male and female vocal harmonies, exotic percussions and mellow patterns in an overall hypnotical acoustic atmosphere.

The first track "Love Is Peace" is a pastoral acoustic epic, fading-in in an slow hypnotical rythm, few minutes later we can hear the first vocals, altough a bit amateurish, those rough vocals gives in fact a very primitive and tribal aspect to this music which doesn't seem concerned about commercial success at all. The track is made of two different folk guitar-led rythmic sessions with an reverbered spacey transition between them. The two other tracks follow the first one in the same vein with a much more "indian tribe" vocal orientation and tripped out slow guitar solos. The CD version feature two bonus tracks which fit very well to the whole record, they were certainly recorded on the same studio sessions since the instruments mix balancing and the overall songs are flowing very well with the whole album.

This music obviously influenced later works such as DOM, Kalacakra and is very enjoyable if you give it few chances. Recommend for Kraut fans.

samhob | 4/5 |

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