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MYTHOS

Mythos

 

Krautrock

3.58 | 68 ratings

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Dobermensch
4 stars A flute heavy but mostly enjoyable album from one of a myriad of similar Krautrock bands from this time.

If you can withstand the Stephan Kaske throaty, whiny and cod English vocals you're going to love this album. Many critics of Mythos have often criticised the singing capacity of Herr Kaske, somewhat unfairly in my opinion. Sure, he's no Luciano Pavarotti, but who was back then?

They sounded so pumped full of illicit substances I'm sure they couldn't have cared less.

'Hero's Death' has some pretty gruesome and ugly raw electric guitar which thankfully peters out into a maelstrom of sounds effects and heavily treated instruments.

I took this cd to New Zealand (from Scotland) and played it walking up a mountain in Queensland and quite frankly, at the time it gave me the heebie-jeebies towards the end. I guess it was because I was so far from home.

What makes this album special are the tremendous and genuinely disturbing tracks 'Encyclopedia Terra' where 'Mythos ' have miraculously travelled hundreds of years into the future to discover that all life on earth has been made extinct due to a nuclear war in the distant past. Kaske's, lifeless zombie monologue makes me really believe in what he's saying!

I can't find it within myself to give this a lower rating than 4 stars, though it probably deserves it. I love this album for it's last 20 minutes in which it takes a major upswing and improves dramatically from the first half, sounding very similar to side three of Floyd's 'The Wall' in parts.

Dobermensch | 4/5 |

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