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McChurch Soundroom



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4 stars At first immersed in a dreadful sleeve pic, honest to say. And secondly impressed at their heavy German psychedelic soundscape. One of obscure Krautrock legends MCCHURCH SOUNDROOM has released only one album "Delusion" in 1971, a legendary golden year in authentic progressive rock scene. Basically this album is filled with heavy improvisational sound sequences like "Dream Of A Drummer" where the drummer Nobbi plays drumming frequently and vividly, or the last 2-part suite "Trouble" that reminds us of a similar vein to Allman Brothers or Grateful Dead. Only via such an improvisation we could not feel innovative anymore indeed, but it's apparent Sandy McChurch's weird and fantastic flute-oriented illusion should season their sound inspiration dramatically. The third track "Time Is Flying" itself sounds of a mediocre, characterless heavy rock but dissected flute plays obviously give an unusual impact to it. Even the first titled shot, created with acoustic blues texture and dreamy, rhythmical comfort, cannot be felt inimitable without non-1/f vibration by Sandy's flute. Needless to say, his flute play, in a mystic, disquieting manner, is quite different from one by Klaus G'lden (Rufus Zuphall). "What Are You Doin" consists of a crazy keyboard opening, repetitive bluesy voices, hard rock-ish guitar sentences, serious and precise drumming and bass kicks, and bombastic, explosive flute spices ... this track can be mentioned as kinda essential musical incarnation for them. "Trouble" suite, flooded with flute dissonance and deep, improvised bluesy phrases, let us enough know what they would like to do. Namely, they should have done not only impromptu performance quite popular in those days but also Krautrock vanguard method (regardless of their intention). This creation should be digested out, as one of decent Krautrock pioneers.
DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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