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UPSIDE DOWN

Exponent

 

Krautrock

3.05 | 3 ratings

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DamoXt7942
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3 stars Reminded me of sharp-edged EILIFF or ZWEI, a keyboard-based psychedelic Krautrock on a regular basis. EXPONENT have been founded as an unknown, short-lived Wuppertaler rock quartet in 1974 and disbanded in 1976. They recorded some material for only one album titled "Upside Down" veiled in a horrible sleeve in 1974 (not released in those days sadly) and the tracks saw the light as an LP via an independent / personal label named Korusuro in 2014, and as a CD via Garden Of Delights in the following year.

From the very beginning quiet, surrealistic atmosphere with no good voices we can receive ... in every track, pop and dreamy, a tad danceable (usually swift) mellotron works are thrilling and delightful in a sense but simultaneously we get tired with greasy, sticky, and stubborn phrases like tons of butter rice. Sometimes complex components blended with colourful rhythmic accents can be touched as old-fashioned psychedelia. On the other hand, aggressive, repetitive, and helical melody convolutions with massively complicated pitch deviations should remind us of German Psych in early 1970s.

Although not enough Neues we can feel via this album, it might be our slight pleasure such an obscurity we find. The sleeve is addictive too.

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |

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