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FUTURE DAYS

Can

 

Krautrock

4.00 | 343 ratings

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shockedjazz
4 stars I like very much the stile showed by the people here of reviewing the discs, mostly because once ago i wasnt quite aware of the fantastic legacy of prog music and theres so much interesting coments that it leads me into awe. Ok I knew that existed a style called krautrock, i knew caravan, well i knew nothing. You can bet i been in state of shock for four months. The reviews i see here are technical, full of historical and aesthetical details evryone should know and i really apreciate them. For my side , i just can do a subjetive review due to my lack of knowldedge. So without anymore delation here i go with my first review:

This disc is simple fantastic. An aerie-jazzed flow, with perfectly sound treated synth distorions phasings in the second plane. I dont think is monotonous or repetitive, it just seem the developement of the music is been given full space, so the music changes just not too quickly. Here we found a zone of soft ambient and jazz with improvisation and experimentalism. But its not the main thing, i think an album should have a kind of special quality beyond technical description for being a five stars. ! And this surely has it! Is the pure bliss feeling in witch all the disc swims and breathe, even in the darker moments at the the end of Bel- air you know your still in this aerie- soft winding delightfull delayed space. Is the most delightfull vision one could ever have bout the future. For the prog heads surely will be Bel-air wich is a great end to the disc is the most valuable song but i enjoy just the complete take in its perfection: The beginning is some soft distortion with tingling and very soft sounds of synths. The electric phasing that sounds like a perfect in-timed perfectly brushed sound of a water sprinkler becoming a maraca like rhythm.Then the introduction of the sweetest jazzy tune, laid back sweetly stoned music, you hear again and again for the shake of future days in the chorus of the almost nine minutes blissfull trip your in. Then appears spray with its ambiental, climatic , a little jungle like thing, anyway the treatment of the sound is so perfect( for me) that you remaing in the sweet trip even as it tend to get darker. Anyway the Miles of the late 60-70 should have listened these number in order to know how to make his funky free jazz just beareable and listenable. The end of the song is different, its melodious and pschedelic. Then enters "Moonshake" the funniest jazzy number with weird but lovable disonances. It seem like psychedelia for kids but its perfect in its playing, groovie feeling. Then Bel-air more delayed in its beginning, slow with a beatifull mini-tune, then enters the rythm guitar and the perpetual soft electronic phasings while the synth starts to become more and more experimental, then suddenly all reach a kind of climax, and the music enters in an increasingly faster section with its own mini-tune made mostly of howl like singing. Then were keeping on the trip into the aerial formless reign with touches of jazzyfunk .Then again we here the theme that we have eared before in a more jazzy aproach, at the end begins the phasings and the dream-like sound, that tends to get increasingly experimental and darker in a way , due to its free-formness. The pulse acelerates seeking the climax with futuristic dream-scape guitars and synths, finally all ends in a void like its all gone, then some seconds later we find the last part theme we been hearing withs its ghostly way of saying good-bye

shockedjazz | 4/5 |

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