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3.43 | 47 ratings

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Jeff Carney
5 stars A flat out masterpiece of original experiments and sonic juxtapositions. If you never thought a harmonica could solo on top of a mellotron and sound as cosmic as the best guitar solos from early 70s Germany, prepare to be surprised. And for the record, this is Swiss.

If that weren't enough, imagine yet another experiment where Indian music that sounds as authentic as you'll hear in the 'pop music' world suddenly bursts into a hard rock groove that will have you feeling like you've entered some dance contest on Saturn and you've encountered yet another of element of this album that brings to it an originality that is almost peerless. This sounds like nothing else anybody has ever accomplished, and despite another great effort after this, even Krokodil themselves would never quite touch it again.

The original vinyl goes for megabucks, and I have never heard it. Second Battle has released this with some absolutely sensational bonus tracks that really feature the band improvising beautifully within the 'jam' mode, but be advised that the Second Battle CD is heavily compressed like most of the other releases they did from the late nineties, so tracking down the Germanofon pirate CD is not a bad idea if you want to hear this album with its dynamics more intact.

5 stars, firm. Absolutely brilliant.

Jeff Carney | 5/5 |


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