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PRIMI

Ex Canix

 

Krautrock

3.66 | 8 ratings

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4 stars Back to Sweden again, enriched with nordic melancholy. This is something captivating, while percussive, hypnotic, trippy, chilled out. Should be filed under (neo) krautrock in the end. What else? Well, others may disagree, okay, maybe reasonable. Seriously, can't fully catch what is going on here, what a wonderful event anyhow! I would say the band FLOWERS MUST DIE is close to this stylistically, if any, in a wider sense. And indeed, they actually do share the drummer, Lars Hoffsten. First of all, the flow is irresistibly gripping on this occasion.

And overall EX CANIX prefer an obvious orientation towards jazz too. And so 'Primi' turns out to be an amalgamation of inspiration and magic. Cinematic somehow, much space for imagination will be provoked. Starting with Can You Take Me To Tay Umago this occasionally transmits me to a trip crossing the sahara riding on a camel somehow, acccompanied by quirky electronics and ethno/world inspired saxophone. Here and there the electric piano playing reminds of Dieter Miekautsch, once playing with Embryo, Real Ax Band, Missus Beastly, amongst others.

The short Out There shows some cheerful piano and percussion collaboration. Minetta then comes close to the proto kraut vibe once delivered by Staff Carpenborg And The Electric Corona in 1970. Maybe the longest excerpt Dreamland should be seen as the album highlight, a favourable statement due to lively electronics and percussion. In The Can - the title says it all - finally shows a tribal drum rhythm but also some weirdness which is more of a Xhol trademark. Very inspired, all tracks started out as improvisations. Fantastic production - 4,5 stars so far.

Rivertree | 4/5 |

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