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Amon Düül II



4.10 | 501 ratings

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4 stars Yeti talks to you ...

Since the 70s my preference was always on listening to the second LP with the improvisations. I never was enthusiastic about the other songs. They show their musical potential without a doubt. Rough and anarchic - some are controversial indeed. Eye-Shaking King for example is outstanding dissonant in parts, probably with malicious intent. The vocals are also very special. But not to forget: this is from 1970 representing an innovative and experimental phase. Archangels Thunderbird with a stringent structure and Cerberus with an unplugged beginning are very successful.

Centerpiece is the 24 minute jam session Yeti which was devided in 2 parts. A magical mystery tour from the beginning to the end. Absolutely fascinating and I'm quite sure this could only played in that way under well dosed drug influence. Psychedelic guitars, often very sentimental and melancholic, various bass playing, hypnotic repetitive but also detached as a solo instrument and a very interesting drum timing. By all means a unique Krautrock gem. Sandoz in the rain afterwards is for relaxing after the Yeti was around - a nice flower power piece with acoustic guitar, flute and percussion.

An important milestone in the development of Psych/Krautrock in any case. Recommended first of all because of the fantastic improvisation parts.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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