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MALESCH

Agitation Free

 

Krautrock

4.01 | 185 ratings

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Seyo
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4 stars AGITATION FREE's debut was a relative late-commer to a German progressive rock scene, appearing in 1972, after the luminaries of Krautrock (CAN, AMON DUUL II, FAUST, NEU!, GURU GURU...) had already released their remarkable early albums. Therefore, "Malesch" is often overlooked among Kraut-fans. What an unjustice!

This is a fine example of "Kosmische muzik" that practically consists of one lengthy instrumental improvisational jam, interspersed with sound effects of Mid-East travelling (plane noise, Arabic announcements and chants...) experiences. Throbbing bass by M. Gunther is amazing as almost a lead instrument, while percussion and keyboard work gives a plenty of dreamy, space-rock atmosphere. The closer "Rucksturz" rocks heavy with excellent and melodic (although heavily fuzzed) sound of electric guitar.

"Malesch" should be reconsidered and included in the first league of Krautrock albums, along with "Faust (clear vinyl)", "Tago Mago", "Yeti", "Kanguru", or "Hallogallo". Essential for any Krautrock, Psychedelic or Space-rock collection.

PERSONAL RATING: 4,5/5

P.A. RATING: 4/5

Seyo | 4/5 |

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