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Orange Peel



3.94 | 49 ratings

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3 stars An alright krautrock record. Fairly decent but I wouldn't recommend it. Organ-driven/dominated rock that manages to be progressive here and there. Slightly heavy. The sidelong "You Can't Change Them All" contains some good and some mediocre and aimless jamming. Throughout the jamming, which is about 3/4 of the song (the last 3/4) there are multiple times when the organ or some other instrument fails to keep the underlying progression afloat or to contain or hint at it in the solos. Overall, it carries on for much too long and is very aimless, with very little structure and not a clear melodic progression through most of it. The song ends abruptly and distastefully so, as if they realized the tape was going to run out and had to finish the song or else do another take. The vocals are without much tone/melody and pretty bad. I noticed a mistake in his english when he says "the children are doing the same mistakes". The song is really better than I have led you to believe, but far from great. The second side is worse than the first, although there are some good moments. Over the whole record (mostly the first and last pieces) there are many minutes of discordant instrumental music that isn't your usual kraut space music because it is too noisy, busy, and not nearly psychedelic enough. Overall not very pleasant to listen to (and I like krautrock a lot), though there are a few decently good moments.


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