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Kraan - Wiederhören CD (album) cover




Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.62 | 51 ratings

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5 stars The first of what I would call the second era.Yes things are indeed cleaner and slicker and more flowing.And that's exactly what I find more refreshing than their 4 previous albums.Easier to digest in other words,without losing their very special personality.

I remember walking home from school in the late 70ies,and passing a recordshop with about 20 albums hanging in the window.My eyes locked into the Wiederhoren cover and stopped in my tracks and looked at these guys with weird skin colours.2 with orange skin,1 with pinkishpurple and 1 with green.They looked so cool.Turned and went to the shop and bought it without knowing zero about them.Best impulse buy ever.

Just One Way is a nice breezy jazzy fusionish opener.

Vollgas Ahoi a song they always play live and it is obvious why.Upbeat instrumental with a healthy doze of spacy drive.Everybody gets room to show their stuff.

Silky Way is a nice mellow instrumental.Slow and swirly.I just imagine sitting watching the sand drift from big dunes.

Rendezvous in Blue,Instrumental with a cheery jazzy groove with great piano solo.

Let's take a Ride.Nice and funky

Rund Um Die Uhr and Yaqui Yagua, instrumentals with lots of personality.

Wiederhoren,last but not least is firy beginning with Drums and Bass soloing at the same time full tilt,with slow middle for then again to erupt into the same solos in the end.Outstanding.

Kraan is a very unique band in the same kind off sense as Van Der Graaf and Gentle Giant,but ofcourse sounds nothing like them.

This is serious kraut jazz fusion with touches off other influenses along the way to spice things up.

Have always liked that Kraan usually have one or two good instrumentals per album,but here we get 6 great quality of them.

My favorite Kraan without a doubt.And no hesitation giving it 5 *s.

gr8dane | 5/5 |


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