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D

Deuter

 

Krautrock

3.70 | 41 ratings

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Sean Trane
Special Collaborator
Prog Folk
4 stars Widely known as the first new age composer, Georg Deuter started out a s one of the most inventive musician, mixing eastern folk music with electronic sound collage and his first two albums are widely regarded as the equivalent of Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze's best works. This stunning debut is the work comes after many trip to Persia and further, to study the music and the philosophies. Those of you aware of Deuter's later New Age works (from 76 onwards), please be aware his first two albums are NOTHING AT ALL like that. And what stunning works they are even if it has not aged all that well. Most of his discography will be released on the legendary Munich-based Kuckuck label, and his records are probably the main reason for this label's long life.

The first side of the album is dominated by an almost 15-min Babylon soundscape that will have you completely charmed as it alternates between Indian classical music and some of the best synth sounds that TD or early Popol Vuh could've dreamed of. The stylus lifts off the wax after the second track, on a repetitive fuzzed out guitar sounds. The other cornerstone from D is the funny but aptly-titled Krishna Eating F&C. If you can resist lighting a doobie while listening to the album, you are probably not made for this type of music. Atlantis, however is much gloomier, just as you'd imagine from the mysterious tales of the lost continent > maybe my fave on the album. The album termites on a short wink to the label.

Surely, some progheads will not appreciate that much the (sometimes self-indulgent) hippy feeling pervading throughout the whole album, and I warn them, that this is VERY MUCH worth the investigation, but make sure you get an ear-load of it before making the investment.

Sean Trane | 4/5 |

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