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4 stars Surprised at the sleeve of this album. And much more surprised at six senses full of darkness, distortion, and psychic rupture. CLUSTER as an offshoot of KLUSTER would have investigated 70s improvised experimentalism of elentronika. Although it's a pity their soundscape created by Dieter and Hans-Joachim got in the similar vein to the K initial combo, the two geniuses would have had a strong intention for developing themselves and their sound formation or construction. Their enthusiasm apparently sounds dominant for downtempo pataphysique electronic solution, authentic in around-1970 Krautrock / Electronic scene. It makes sense that Dieter and Hans-Joachim are thought as pioneers of German Psych / Electronic world.

This album is flooded with repetition and dissonance. The first shot "Plas" can be called as kinda heavy guitar-synth- fuzz-oriented electronic concerto in a depressive manner. Quite impressive is the rhythmic component gets altered suddenly. There is no comfort nor relief, but melodic malformation. "Im S'den" too has mysterious atmosphere. Intentionally and technically discordance tempo and phrase should be produced, you imagine easily. On the other hand, some crystallized melody line can be heard momentally. In "F'r Die Katz" ambient electrosynthesizer-based noise madness extents you an invitation into another sound dimension. A mixture of unfitting tones is eccentric but excellent.

Anyway slight uptempo moist sound hotchpotch is "Live In Der Fabrik", where lots of inorganic unstable electro- sound-depths. Every single noise is bursting like a golden star upon the shocking sleeve pic. Well, wondering why you are getting relaxed toward the end of this track. "Georgel" is another meditative stuff. Just like "Reise Durch Ein Brennendes Gehirm" by Tangerine Dream, you can grab something beautiful and solemn, whilst dissonant sound experimentalism launched all around. The last "Nabitte" is one of the darkest, most serious sound spiritualism like Fille Qui Mousse. You would be tempted to the gorgeous electronic explosion fully with sorta black magic, and it's a potential milestone of Krautrock. What a sour sweetness.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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