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FULL HORN

Cornucopia

 

Krautrock

4.07 | 33 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars I definetly agree with Guldbamsen that this is pure Krautrock. Talk about adventerous, underground sounding music. And it can't be overstated how important that Producer Jochen Peterson was to their sound. He influenced them on the direction they should go and also added sax, flute and guitar on here. Jochen was part of the band IKARUS who released one amazing album back in 1971. So he's been a part of two pretty incredible one and done projects.

Day Of A Day-Dream Believer" is a schizophrenic 20 minute side long piece. It's somewhat haunting to start with floating organ as sounds come and go. It settles in with spoken vocals 1 1/2 minutes in along with a laid back, trippy sound. It kicks in with guitar and drums after 2 1/2 minutes. Nice. Some huge bass lines followed by vocals before 3 1/2 minutes as he shouts out the lyrics. A haunting calm after 5 1/2 minutes then it picks up with the vocals and organ standing out 6 minutes in. Drums to the fore along with sax then we get another calm 7 1/2 minutes in. It kicks back in a minute later with guitar and drums. The vocals are back. The guitar is grinding it out after 10 minutes. The mood and tempo continue to change. Spoken words 13 minutes in as the music stops. It starts to build after 14 1/2 minutes then settles back after 18 minutes. A great track that does come off at times as being patched together. "Morning Sun (Version 127)" is a bright tune with vocals and guitar. It's fuller before a minute. The singing here reminds me of Kevin Ayers. The intro soundscape is back to end it. Excellent little number. "Spots On You, Kids" is over 12 1/2 minutes and begins with prominant organ, drums and guitar. A change before 1 1/2 minutes as we get a calm with organ. It's building then it kicks in with vocals after 2 minutes. The guitar sounds great ! Sax after 5 1/2 minutes along with vocals. The sounds then echo in a freaky way after 9 minutes before it ends in a crazy manner with samples. "And The Madness..." is silly with vocals. maybe insane is a better word. There's even laughing done to a melody believe it or not after a minute. A calm follows then theatrical vocals return briefly. The music sounds great 3 minutes in.

An easy 4 stars maybe closer to 4.5 stars but regardless this is a must for Krautrock fans out there. Thankyou David for allowing me to finally hear this one.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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