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2 stars Kraut obscurity from 1976 with some interesting guitar parts and a theatrical vocal style still heavily rooted in the 60s.

First thing you come to notice is that everything sounds a bit more polished and warmer then earlier but comparable works like 'Melesh' from Agitation Free or Gila's debut. The guitars are recorded through the amplifiers output channel which gives them that typical warm fuzzy sound here, which is nice as the guitars are certainly the main attraction on this album. The songwriting is generally disappointing, average 60s heavy rock stuff like 'Lory' is not what I care to hear from 1976. They handle the pastoral vibe a bit better, which makes 'Nightmare' quite enjoyable, though I don't care much for the vocals. And the vocals also bring down potentially nice pastoral pieces like 'King and Queen' and 'Feeling', they are simply too contrived. Which leaves us with just the guitars to enjoy, as on the opening track and the closing section of 'Feeling'.

Despite some good guitar bits I wouldn't recommend this to anyone but avid fans of melodious Krautrock. Somewhere inbetween Gila and Novalis I'd say. But sure not as good.

Bonnek | 2/5 |


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