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4.30 | 904 ratings

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4 stars This is marmite music ... you will love it or hate it.

Take an excerpt from a 1930s fascist rally with all the trappings ... add to it the backing track from Conan the barabrian as Conan and his mates are stalking through the temple of the priest Thulsa Doom and you can start to appreciate the militarisitc/ritualistic/hypnotic/grandeur and power of this incredible album.

The album conjures up an image of a choral female train racing down the endless tracks urged on by Vander's drums: sometimes careering out of control straining at the tracks; occasionally slowing before building up another incline before freewheeling down the other side.

This proabably gives you very little idea of what to expect, but one you listen to the album you will understand. I suppose I should put in the normal comments about jazz, and Carl Orf moments but that won't prepare you for this either. It would be remiss to leave out the occasional vocal outburst which sound like a baboon being castrated (well what i imagine a baboon would sound like both before and during the procedure).

It's good, you should definiitely listen to it. But, I would recommend Live and 1001 before MDK.

I would also agree that this is an album tobe listened to occasionally: not an everyday staple unless of course you are still fighting the Vietnam war from a base deep inside Cambodia and are quite insane. In which case listen away ...

obiter | 4/5 |


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