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MYTHOS

Mythos

 

Krautrock

3.58 | 67 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpää
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4 stars Mythos creates music which is similarly sincere surreal underground rock and also well crafted, visionary tonal poetry. It is based on beautiful melodies, hypnotically flowing compositions and slightly mantra-oriented repetitive treatments. This basis is enriched with a diverse array of psychedelic elements, forming solid and pleasantly raw acid rock sound. Leanings towards pastoral symphonic and folk styles are borne from both usage of flute and occasional mellotrons, bringing Rufus Zuphall as an association from the similarity of sound. The dramatic feeling is similar to the emotional impact of romantic-era classical music, though the complexities of compositional arrangements are not comparable. The cosmic feeling is produced with minimal deployment of electronic synthesizers or devices, concluding as a pleasant analogue vintage experience. Lyrics are in English, and the vocals might be considered as a potential weak point in the performance quality - A factor which didn't ruin my listening experience however. The message focuses to pacifistic and conventional hippie themes.

The discovery of this fine group deepened my awareness and appreciation of early 70's German krautrock scene even more. For comparison of other artists of same era I have so far heard, I would mention warm-toned and down-to-earth focused krautrock groups Necronomicon (stinging acid guitars and pathos), and Gäa (spiritual themes and bluesy jazz rock dimension). I'll have to hunt down the second album of this group also for listening, as I have hopes of good underground art focused to it now on basis of listening this one, which I found as an affordable vinyl reissue.

Eetu Pellonpää | 4/5 |

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