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Electric Orange



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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars This is the best album title that I think i've ever seen (haha). "Krautrock From Hell" is the latest offering from Germany's own ELECTRIC ORANGE and it's a good one. I don't think it's as good as their previous album "Morbus" but that's just my opinion. Once again we get this dark,trippy psychedelia with samples and mellotron thrown in the mix. This is a trip that is over 78 minutes long.

"Bandwurm" opens with German spoken words followed by drums and bass that come in before a minute. Spacey sounds too. Great bass as different sounds, effects and samples come and go. Outstanding ! "Sundos" opens with drums as vocal expressions and other sounds join in. Organ and flute too. It's more intense 2 1/2 minutes in. Killer organ 3 minutes in. "Chorg (Cpt. Gyrok's)" features a beat that kicks in before a minute. Some nasty organ before 1 1/2 minutes as the guitar comes and goes. An amazing sound kicks in before 4 minutes. It settles back again with some nice guitar. The song trips along to the end. Excellent track. "Hers" is dark with distorted guitar in the background. Spacey sounds join in. A beat kicks in before 3 minutes. The song stops briefly as spoken words come in. It kicks back in with vocals quickly. This section sounds almost normal (haha). Deep bass before 7 minutes as it settles. "Kunstkopf" opens with floating organ as a beat joins in along with spacey sounds. Spoken words can be heard in the background. It settles before 3 minutes then builds before settling again. It ends with spoken words.

"Neuronomicon" is the longest track at 25 minutes. Acoustic guitar early then it kicks in before 1 1/2 minutes. Heavy drums follow as it settles some. It kicks back in at 4 minutes before settling a minute later with piano. Heavy drums and bass after 6 minutes. Organ too. Great sound ! Spoken words 7 minutes in. The guitar before 10 minutes sounds outstanding. It settles with spacey sounds. Mellotron 14 minutes in and it continues until around 16 1/2 minutes. It turns dark. Vocals too. Mellotron before 20 minutes then it settles after 21 minutes. It kicks back in and the synths here remind me of PORCUPINE TREE. "Wurmloch" is dark, spacey and experimental. Heavy drums and bass join in half way through. Some flute follows.

A must for fans of Krautrock.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |


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