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3 stars An electronic journey through Liliental ...

LILIENTAL is really a nice name for this project and must be derivated from the eponymous region in the south west of germany. The musicians released one effort with this line-up - purchased on vinyl only, what I know. It needs some time to get in. Coming from diverse bands respectively projects and representing different styles they had probably the intention to build a new supergroup. Surely interesting for electronic prog fans who like Asmus Tietchens' work and Cluster. The music is relaxed with a minimalistic accompaniment by usual instruments like piano, acoustic guitar and percussion. Ambient with psychedelic and spacy impressions which are also transitions to krautrock. Helmut Hattler's attendance is somewhat mysterious for me and I cannot really detect noticable contributions except on the last song.

Stresemannstrasse starts very impressing with suspense and something like a boogie woogie rhythm but if you expect jazz rock contributions after a while by Hattler (who is known for playing a punching bass for Kraan) you will be disappointed - the following songs are very ambient though. The scary Adel is provided with a musical saw played by Okko Bekker, Wattwurm in a happy mood and with minimalistic percussion work. The other songs are containing some jazzy elements due to e-piano and Pappert's saxophone whereas Nachsaison is controlled by a repetitive theme.

LILIENTAL is unique but not essential - interesting for electronic ambient oriented aficionados anyhow. Maybe also for completionists who want to be provided with all contributions of the Kraan members - 3 stars.

Rivertree | 3/5 |


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