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The Cosmic Jokers



3.70 | 87 ratings

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3 stars For my part I find this album less coherent, consistent than their previous studio jamming session. The jam is developped as if the musicians were isolated each other in individual rooms. However itīs more ecclectic and covers a large range of sounds notably thanks to keyboards exercices. The music is still "lysergic", with lot of intersidereal effects (thanks to Klaus Schulze), the bluesy kraut guitar signature of Manuel Gottsching and Grosskopf perpetual rolling drum parts. We can notice than the presence of Jurgen Dollase is more evident in this album. He provides some elegant grand piano scales in "Kinder Des Alls". Each composition is divided into three parts. The album starts with an enthousiastic "cosmical" effervescence with catchy bluesy piano lines and psych notes from Gottsching. The cosmic, molecular machines get a rather discreet place in the bacground. The improvisation is good but the keyboards sounds really suck, very dated stuff and rather burlesque, but it surely due to the concept of the album. The second par of "Kinder des Alls" is conducted by real atmospheric, haunted synth chorus covered by strange "pipe" synth manipulations. The title track represents the most interesting part of the album, opened with spacey "tremolo" guitar (obtained by delay effects) with this usual bluesy sections and sinister organ parts. The two "Cosmic" ladies (Gille Lettmann, Rosie) introduce the concept of the album in narration.
philippe | 3/5 |


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