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YETI

Amon Düül II

 

Krautrock

4.04 | 327 ratings

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corbet
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4 stars Ah Yeti... this was my first ADII album, and what a way to begin. When Germans get experimental, the heavens rejoice. What can I say? If you like searing guitars and buzzed out basses and pummeling drums all assaulting your brain for 24 minutes straight, then you have a destined meeting with the two-part improvisation which is "Yeti/Yeti talks to Yogi". Grungy, psychedelic guitar jam monsters do not get better than this! "Eye-Shaking King" is one of my favorite pieces of music to play when I need to stomp around my apartment in a blissful musical frenzy -- simply one of the most authoritative guitar riffs of all time, you must hear it. These guys are afraid of nobody; their music snarls and lurches from your speakers like no other band I've heard. "Archangel's Thunderbird" is possibly THE definitive early ADII song: in 3 and a half minutes you get their whole bag of tricks (demonic chord riffing, blasting beats, surging keyboards), plus a stunning vocal delivery from female singer Renate Knaup. Oh, I haven't mentioned her? Well, apparently her voice is an acquired taste, but she truly knocks me out... powerful, dramatic, never unsure, she possibly may be compared to Grace Slick in style and delivery. In any case, the magical mix of all of ADII's broad talents is stunning to behold and is in full display on YETI, making this album indispensable for fans of "Krautrock" and adventurous music in general.
corbet | 4/5 |

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