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ELEKTRONISCHE MYTHEN

Jürgen Karg

 

Progressive Electronic

3.45 | 4 ratings

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Dobermensch
3 stars Looking like the baddie from 'The Blair Witch Project' on the sleeve, Jürgen Karg gives us an inhospitable electronic experiment from '77. For this year it actually sounds quite dated belonging more to the 'Zeit' and 'Irrlicht' 1972 period from Berlin.

Supposedly he worked on this album for 5 years before it went to press! You'd be hard pushed to understand why. At low level listening it sounds abstract, random and almost disengaging. On closer inspection, with a set of headphones on, it actually sounds pretty good, where you can hear that the guy's definitely had a masterplan of sorts rolled up his sleeves all along.

There's very little in the way of tunes. Instead, an ambient electronic creepy atmosphere is conjured up, reminding me at many points of the more experimental parts of Karlheinz Stockhausen's works.

Where did Karg appear from? Where did he go? Information regarding this dubious character is scant to say the least. There is in fact quite a lot of this type of 70's electronica about if you dig deep enough in the form of 'Nino Nardini', 'Nik Raicevic' and 'Jean Claude Eloy' to name but a few.

At the end of the day, 'Elektronische Mythen' is a good solid dose of vocal and instrument free electronic weirdness which may hold appeal to Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schülze fans, before they went mental using their new fangled arpeggiator technology.

Dobermensch | 3/5 |

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