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ELECTRIC INDIAN

Dull Knife

 

Krautrock

3.17 | 18 ratings

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Luciana Aun
4 stars Another German band forgotten by the time that released just an album and disappeared, leaving such a classic titled by 'Electric Indian'.

With a heavy sound, Dull Knife ranges from the hard prog with some good blues vein ,where robust guitar solos and a mighty Hammond take over much of the record. English vocals with clear opulence and distortion of voices, most likely caused by a Vocoder, a kind of human voice synthesizer widely used in the 1970s and 1980s. The lyrics are based in gospel speech, often marked by aggressive riffs, intense vocals, leading to believe it to be a gospel record, however, with all the experimental Krautrock vein.

Recorded in 1971, the album was produced by Dieter Dierks, who was primarily responsible for Scorpions' meteoric commercial success in the 70's. The vocalist and also keyboardist, Gottfried Janko joined Jane for the recording of the album Lady in 1975, leaving the band after its release.

Phllips, the strong holder of progressive recordings at the time, was responsible for the original pressings of the only record released, currently worth some good hundreds of dollars. Already in the 90's, the German label Second Battle remastered and re-released the album in question.

Highly recommended to good old Krautrock enthusiasts!

Luciana Aun | 4/5 |

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