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5 stars My favorite Krautrock album toghter with Tago mago & Yeti, i still got many krautrock bands to discover but this no doubt is a krautrock classic, liked it right away it isent that unaccesible like many other krautrock album can be when you first hear em. The album starts with the megalithic dron "Krautrock" an adventurus metronomic low-fi jam that captuers the essence of the bands teutonic romanticism. I have heard the whole genre was named after this song. other tracks such as "Just A Second (Starts Like That!)" , "Picnic on a Frozen River (Deuxieme Tableux)" and "giggly smile" experiments with electronica and musique concrete, jazz and folk in a very evocative way. When it was first realsed the inclusion of more pop oriented dadaist oddities such as "the sad skinhead", "jennifer" and "its a but of a pain" put some fans who loved the faust tape off from buying the album, some seemded to think it was a bit of a sell out. Preventing many from buying what is now preceived as a Krautrock classic. Well even the smaller pop tunes are still experimental and all of em great and jennifer have a very nice melodic bass groove, and funny lyrics the few times there are any, like the closing its a bit off a pain have a swedish girl talking about hair growing on diffrent human races. A great album simply, and so far one of my favorite krautrock albums. 4.8 stars.
Zargus | 5/5 |


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