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JOIN INN

Ash Ra Tempel

 

Krautrock

3.92 | 115 ratings

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Jazzywoman
4 stars After the uneventful album that was called Schwingungen, Ash Ra Tempel turned back to form, though with a new guest. Klaus Shulze returns to the drumkit for an amazing performance, and gives the newer and refined sound of the previous album a blast from the past. The two tracks that inhabbit this album are fairly good, and follow the same structure as their debut. Great Krautrock, to say the least.

1.Freak n Roll - A heavy blues based jam is always a good way to start off an album, as this one tries to follow the path of the debut, with, not a suprise, different results. Guitar effects are much more present, and bass playing is set the the extreme depths of the mind, as the drumming keeps the beat happy and fresh. The electronics take a backseat for this song as they are much less present than before albums. A classic, overall truely trippy and mind blowing in some cases. (9.5/10)

2.Jenseits - Join Inn couldn't be complete without its mellow track, leading with a female vocalist? Yes, it's true, Rosi Müller joins the Krautrock masters for some average singing, more like chanting, that almost ruin the song. The heavy electronics and guitar playing are excellent though, and they almost make up for the awkward vocal performance that was let down by Müller. Almost a nature - like type of sound that is coming from the guitars and electronic effects. (7/10)

Though the album has its ups and downs, its still listenable and one of the better Tempel albums, and it even has its own classic track. 4 stars, as you could not go wrong with adding this to your collection of Prog Rock or Krautrock.

Jazzywoman | 4/5 |

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