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TAGO MAGO

Can

 

Krautrock

3.92 | 428 ratings

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Kazuhiro
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4 stars The music characters of albums of them who had been announced at the time of 1973 from especially 1969 might have influenced very various districts. Of course, the revolution of the music that Can did and directionality is the existence of the legend for various musicians. It is also true to have kept always making reformative music after they debut. The meaning of this album will be sure to have the meaning very much for them when thinking about the activity to "Future Days" that they announced. Some respects will be able to be enumerated in it.

Point to have appointed name that was called "InnerSpace" in name of studio that had been used to produce album as symbol to their music. It will have been exactly one of the symbols to their music characters. The involved music character might be in the part where an original theory and the sense had been taken to the element to which the element of various music has been absorbed.

And, the point that the member of the band did not do pure Rock. It conceived a surely experimental element. The flow that the idea that other members had derived from another music character is introduced into the band might have acted on the band with originality though guitar player's Michael Karoli took charge of the part of Rock to some degree.

And, it is partial that keyboard player's Irmin Schmidt made remarks on. "Organism that pulsed powerfully" This word might have shown their directionality at that time and thought enough with this album. Or, it proposes it by Hildegard Schmidt who is the wife of Irmin Schmidt. It was not a sound of a complete band but construction of music mainly composed of the improvisation. It is thought that it has acted on the composition of this album.

Fact where content of this album produced at first as the part has existence as content of two classes. It might be proof where the element and the idea of various music are surely included.

And, the point that this album had already been produced before "Soundtracks". This album is officially registered as 3rd Album. However, details from the debut album to this album might have been very reformative. If the details are considered, the listener will be able to discover a reformative part to which Can had gone.

And, the point that the band tried always to establish existence as the organism and the set. These parts are surely reflected in the content of the album. The part of the impression that the establishment of the genre is not established by the base and the idea of the music character that the member exactly had might be large. It is possible to catch in this album that packs various reformative idea and directionality as one of the important parts in the history of their music.

"Paperhouse" might be a tune with the progress of the ballade. However, the involved anacatesthesia and a straight part can be caught as one of the elements that men at that time gradually revolutionize. A flow advanced as the element of psychedelic is laced with the rhythm including the dash feeling might be a part calculated as a composition. The dash feeling gradually shifts to the element of Blues. This conversion might be splendid.

As for "Mushroom", a complete song twines round the rhythm that puts the accent with the melody with the anacatesthesia. An intermittent arrangement consistently contributes to the sound with gloss that rules the tune.

The line of Bass pulls the tune from the introduction of SE to "Oh Yeah". It might be a tune that derives from the idea of the line of Bass. The gaga part by the rhythm repeated as one of the charms of Can might exist. The sound of decorated keyboard and guitar has succeeded in the decision of the tune to the progress of steady Chord. The song that appears on the way is sung in Japanese. However, it is not significant to the word and the grammar. This part might be an idea of Kenji Suzuki.

"Halleluwah" is a tune that contains the part of Blues and psychedelic. It is a part of the introduction of their good rhythms as the result. And, it is original that doesn't end only by simple Rock. The tune doesn't drop the quality of the flow of the composition of the album. The tune develops gradually while assuming the rhythm to be a subject. A flow steady as the sound of various decorations is taken is created.

"Aumgn" might be a tune of which the element made from the process from which this album is produced went out strongly. The element of the improvisation raises the quality of the composition of this album further. The flow that the sound of the guitar processed by the effect is made anxious is intermittently continued. It might be difficult to understand the meaning of the tune because an improvised part has been put out as a tune. However, the part of the improvisation done through an enchantment song and the whole volume and the introduction of an electronic sound might succeed. And, the rhythm and the flow that appears in the latter half show the power involved to the tune.

"Peking O" might be a tune that irrationality and inorganic order exist together in an improvised element. The sound and the song to make good use of the effect overall continue the tension. The flow including an Oriental a little intention and an experimental part might be in some sense and the part of the calculation. The song gradually accompanies an inorganic rhythm and an unstable melody. The performance that each member does finishes up the tune while repeating intersection and secession. The part of the song proposed from another angle to decorated rhythm and melody might be splendid. The tune explodes suddenly while continuing the tension. The performance and the idea of the band that does a complete improvisation create one space. The idea intermittently done has a complete part with the song. The tension and the dash feeling advance rushing into the part of darkness further.

"Bring Me Coffee Or Tea" is a tune that continues a beautiful melody and the anacatesthesia. It is likely already to have been completed by the process of the production of this album. Power and the explosion that exists together will be decided as an important factor when talking about this album.

It is likely to be taken up as an album that shows one established part and directionality in the flow gradually revolutionized in their initial works.

Kazuhiro | 4/5 |

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