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5 stars Alongside "Hölderlin's Traum", the debut of Hölderlin, and "Saat", the second album of Emtidi, the debut of Mythos is one of the three great progressive folk albums released in Germany in 1972. The album opens with "Mythoett", a beautiful cover of Händel's "Feuerwerksmusik" with Stephan Kaske on the flute. "Oriental Journey" and "Hero's Death" present an eastern psychedelic atmosphere with an inspired mix of sitar and mellotron with acoustic guitars or a more bluesy electric touch (in "Hero's Death"). In my opinion, "Encyclopedia Terra" is the highlight of the album. In Part I all instruments imitate war sounds (e.g. sirens, machine guns, planes) and the narration in the end is obviously inspired by H.G. Wells' novel "The Time Machine". The dramatic and strongly accented vocals of Stephan Kaske and the spacey arrangements are really unique. This is a true Krautrock classic from one of the best Berlin bands in the 70's.
DeKay | 5/5 |


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