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SCHWINGUNGEN

Ash Ra Tempel

 

Krautrock

3.75 | 115 ratings

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Sean Trane
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Prog Folk
3 stars AST's second album is the logical continuity of the debut, although it is much less nervous noisy and less structured (if THAT was possible), but it retains its predecessor's charms. Nevertheless, Schulze is not present on this one, but his replacement Muller is doing a credible job. Again released on the great Ohr label and sporting a very calm sunset artwork, Schwin is recorded and produced by Plank's big competitor Dieter Dierks

Vocals are assured by ex-Agitation Free John L and his contributions (aside the the singing in the bluesy Light) are mostly scats that can remind Can's Damo Suzuki although I wouldn't say ART present the same kind of binary and minimalist approach as Can does. While the short Blues-derived Light (Look At Your Sun), you might be recalling Amboss, but the second track on the opening side Darkness (Flowers Must Die) is indeed recalling the Amboss track as well. But the flipside's next Suche & Liebe, leaves the spacey Traum machine like real corker. However S&L on the contrary is simply too slow. I have a bit of a difficulty recommending Schwin as I do their debut album, because there are moments (the flipside) where there is nothing happening and the slow evolutions are simply too slow to make the album really interesting.

Sean Trane | 3/5 |

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