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Jazz Rock/Fusion

3.60 | 27 ratings

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3 stars As far as I know, Kraan didn't make anything valuable since Wiederhoren, although their music in the eighties can be acceptable, if no progressive dimension is expected, especially if one keeps in mind the general trend in that time. After 2000. Peter Wolbrandt led-Kraan didn't even try to revive and reactualize the spirit and excitement of their brilliant and successful albums from the seventies, remaining in the field of easy and non-demanding ambient jazz-rock, that could be easily listened to while driving home from work or to a nearby picnic. Not to be misunderstood, Peter Wolbrandt, Ingo Bischof and company are very good musicians, but Kraan without kraut elements is likely to be doomed to mean and paleness. Psychedelic Man is no exception at all, even though there are some fine songs in it like Dakkar, Miracle Days and Come Back. Of course the better side of the package is the bonus dvd disc Live at Finkenbach Festival 2005. To see Kraan on the screen, with video and sound excellence, is a sort of privilege to all Kraan loyalists who consider their Live 1975. to be one of the best achievements in the history of rock. The dvd list tells a lot: the repertoire brings songs from Wiederhoren and older albums, including inevitable Kraan Arabia, inspired by a melody from Radio Bagdad. The whole concert proves that Kraan is definitely capable of offering us something more interesting (and progressive of course!) than the products that have been coming out from the studio in the last thirty years.
Bilkaim | 3/5 |


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