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Ash Ra Tempel



4.13 | 386 ratings

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5 stars Now I get it! "Brainmelting" is right! Listening to Side One of this album for the first time made me feel like I was reliving the most psychedelic media experience I've ever been through--the theater version of the movie "The Doors." Then Side Two took me back to the most eery/harrowing movie experience of my life: Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey." Powerful stuff! Then my second listenings--as I was better prepared, I actually lay in bed, in the dark, with headphones on with the volume set to high and had an amazing meditation/altered state/shamanic/out-of-body experience! What a journey! Now I understand why this album sits atop the all-time highest rated Krautrock (and would be competitive in the Space/Psychedelic sub-genre as well) list! It is awesome! And it sounds so good here in 2011--forty years after it first hit the stores. Talk about a group/album far ahead of its time! 5 stars all the way! This is a masterpiece all the way, without doubt.
BrufordFreak | 5/5 |


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