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FULL CIRCLE

Holger Czukay

 

Krautrock

3.85 | 10 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars After enjoying Holger's 1969 album "Canaxis" I was hungry for more. The CAN bass player and technical wizard has come up with another excellent release in this 1982 album called "Full Circle". It might surprise some that such an accomplished bass player doesn't even play bass on his own album but Holger is all about painting pictures with sound here, although he does play guitar, organ, piano, percussion and French horn. He brought in Jah Wobble to play bass. Man why couldn't that be my name (haha). Also Holger brought in his old CAN band-mate and rhythm partner Jaki Liebezeit who plays not only drums but trumpet.

"How Much Are They ?" opens with vocals and a beat right off of the hop. Synth and bass joins in when the vocals stop. Catchy stuff. French horn and piano later. Dual spoken words follow. "Where's The Money ?" has these almost spoken vocals with a beat. Cool song.

"Full Circle R.P.S.(No.7)" features guitar, drums and again almist spoken vocals. There's background sounds too adding depth.The vocals stop as the music continues. Vocals are back as they come and go. We get trumpet as well on this one. "Mystery R.P.S. (No.8)" opens with atmosphere and you can hear footsteps. Bass then almost spoken vocals follow then percussion and guitar. This is fairly dark. "Trench Warfare" builds and is very psychedelic. French horn after 3 minutes and some freaky sounds after 5 minutes. "Twilight World" might be my favourite tune on here. This is catchy with a beat,organ and vocals standing out.

A very good album but I still prefer "Canxis" for it's exotic and mysterious vibe. A solid 4 stars.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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