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GURU GURU - LIVE

Guru Guru

 

Krautrock

3.82 | 21 ratings

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samhob
3 stars Excellent sound quality and a very enjoyable listenning, this is the Guru Guru second-generation. Jazz-rock-oriented with some clear eastern touches. The track selection is great since it covers a lot of different albums including the famous Elektrolurch track, for sure ;-)

As about the music, this is their new sound featured first on their "Dance Of the Flamses" record: a kind of speedy jazzy rythm mixed with quick guitar leads and electronic wizardry especially on the Elektrolurch track. Added to this is the inevitable strange humour featured on the screaming of 'Dooga Booga Special" and other funny speeches. The overall record can be compared to the "Kraan Live" album since the guitar and rhythmic sounds are highly reminiscent to it.

Although I usually skip few tracks (some of them get you bored, some other lacks a bit of originality), one of the highlights, and my personnal favourite song here is the final "Medicinman's Overdose" track, a very nice and atmospheric piece that starts with a mix of different bells ringing together, the bells silently fades out few minutes later and a magnificent spacey saxophone just kick out the song structure leading to a nice blend of rock and jazz elements. Following that nice interlude we can hear a wonderful guitar work of structured chords slowly arising. A very great song.

A relatively enjoyable album as a whole, recommend for any kraut-jazz amateur.

samhob | 3/5 |

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