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2.96 | 16 ratings | 4 reviews | 13% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Inferno - Drosselbart
2. Jemima
3. Liebe ist nur ein Wort
4. Du bist der eine Weg
5. Engel des Todes
6. Böse Buben
7. Vater unser
8. Folg mir
9. Montag
10. Nach einer langen Nacht
11. Der Sommer (Inclusive Der Sturm)
Bonus tracks:
12. An einem Tag im August
13. O'Driscoll

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Randt / vocals, guitar
- Jemina / vocals
- Christian Trachsel / keyboards
- Dietmar Mainka / guitar
- Werner Schuler / bass
- Martin Honemeyer / drums

Releases information

LP Polydor 2371 126 (1970)
CD Long Hair LHC00027 (2004)

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DROSSELBART Drosselbart ratings distribution

(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(13%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (53%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (7%)

DROSSELBART Drosselbart reviews

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Review by philippe
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3 stars I'm a krautrock maniac but I assume that this album contains really weak aspects. The musicians are good and the heavy rocking parts and psychedelic effects reveal some catchy moments, however the compositions suffer of poor ideas and some misplaced pseudo religious chants & harmonies. This last tendency doesn't work with the basic psych-rock weirdness in the background. "Inferno" is an aggressive heavy rock "trip" with Hammond organs and frenetic voices. The crying female voices added on it are out of place. The weakest part of the album. The best tracks are the melodic "Jemima" with its piano notes, stoned, desperate voices and a nice heavy-kraut groove, also the pastoral, meditative, acoustic & folkish "Du bist der eine Weg". "Engel des Todes" is a "stoned", aggressive, conventional heavy rock piece with weird crying voices at the end, crazy organs..."Folg Mir" is an other eccentric, dynamic rock excursion in the genre of Uriah Heep and Deep Purple. Mysterious, gentle kraut-psychedelica cut with touches of a wild heavy rock. Certainly not among the best but a few songs reveal impressive immersive feelings within a nice musical aesthetic.
Review by Dobermensch
3 stars Poor old Drosselbart! Only 2.54 scored from only 2 ratings! Well I'm going to stand up for this little great unknown gem of an album. It's one of the first Krautrock albums I ever heard and will always have a place in my heart. I was drawn to it by the cover with the worms crawling out of the Earth (whatever that means?).

The best thing about it is that it's sung in German - the way it should be. Considering it's from 1970, I think it's pretty darn good. I've listened to this on my bicycle doing a 15 mile trek to work thinking Crikey - what a great album. It made me peddle like a loon! Okay, okay, there is one real stinker on it called 'Du Bist Eine Weg' but bar that it's all pretty good stuff, no really it is!.

All regular instruments are present, but it's kind of 'stop start, stop start' followed by Deutschen Sprechen throughout. Definitely worth 3 stars and a lot better than a lot of the krautrock stuff that was to follow. Funky Kraut... Yeah!

Latest members reviews

4 stars Drosselbart / hum ... I like ! The beginning of the album begins quite heavy with some music from Catholic Church. The chorus is very Catholic and sang, the voice of Jemina just as a counterpoint to that of Peter Randl, singing in German is more beautiful still qu'Eulenspygel while finesse becaus ... (read more)

Report this review (#228376) | Posted by Discographia | Saturday, July 25, 2009 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Another krautrock album with no reviews so I decided to write something. I hate that record - simple keyboards driven prog rock, with frustrating vociferous female background. Melodies and rhythm are trivial. Guitar work is weak. Church music is called and lyrics also say about religion but t ... (read more)

Report this review (#84882) | Posted by | Thursday, July 27, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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