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Yatha Sidhra



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4 stars Deep in meditation ...

Right now this is another rather unknown Krautrock gem, produced by Achim Reichel who was the mastermind of THE RATTLES but also had Krautrock experiences with the band A. R. & MACHINES. YATHA SIDHRA had extraordinary qualities but sadly released only one album. The band offers 40 minutes which are helping you to glide into another musical dimension. This album represents the special feeling of the early 70s as no other, psychedelic, mind-expanding, border-crossing and - I'm sure - not to reproduce in this way today.

Mellow, spiritual, meditative, relaxed, calm - this are all attributes for reaching your inner consciousness when you are listening to Part 1 of 'A Meditation Mass'. Starting like a soundtrack for a Science Fiction movie and yes, indeed, first of all vocals and flutes are expressed extraterrestrian during the whole song. Their music is floating as if they had all the time in the world and nothing else to consider. A wonderful compelling piece which glides into Part 2 with a nice electric piano appearance.

And then, what a surprise, suddenly the song begins to swing. After this very jazzy interlude Part 3 continues with a hypnotic bass and the electric guitar gets an important role. The epic from now on develops to a very special combination of Blues and Jazz Rock with an Avantgarde attitude and then prepares the transition to Part 4 where the theme of the first part is picked up again for rounding up this production.

YATHA SIDHRA had produced a highlight in 1974 but was nearly ignored at that time. Released on CD by the german Brain label in 2004 this special effort actually deserves a second chance. Don't miss it - 4.5 stars.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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