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A.R. & Machines - Die Grüne Reise (The Green Journey) CD (album) cover


A.R. & Machines



3.98 | 98 ratings

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4 stars Rock 'n' Psych Blues Roll. Achim Reichel's debut is a fascinating early krautrock album that is often based on simple blues-rock grooves that get gradually decomposed into chaotic lunacy. Layers of sonic experimentation and delayed guitar effects are applied to achieve an amazing trip through the wonderful world of Kraut-rock.

If one feeling prevails after listening to this album it's that of an artist having the time of his life with new and self-made technologies. In other words, it's not an album you should play if you want to hear advanced levels of symphonic song composition, but it's one where you need to tune in to the creativity of Reichel's childlike fantasy world. The last 12 minute track Truth and Probability mainly consist of crazy vocal experimentation that is both hilarious and hard to get into. Space-cake might help I guess.

Die Grüne Reise is a fascinating experimental R'n'R trip. An excellent kraut album and a masterpiece of fun.

Bonnek | 4/5 |


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