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MANDALAS

Limbus 3 & 4

Krautrock


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3.14 | 19 ratings | 3 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1970

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Dhyana (10:08)
2. Kundalini (5:46)
3. Heiku (2:17)
4. Plasma (19:28)

Total Time: 37:39

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Line-up / Musicians

- Odysseus Artner / various instruments
- Bernd Henninger / various instruments
- Matthias Knieper / various intruments
- Gerd Kraus / various instruments

Various instruments: piano, bass, cello, viola, violin, flute, recorder, oriental flute, plastic flute, totalophon, valiha faray, tsikadraha, tabras, tambourin, percussion

Releases information

LP Ohr OMM 56001 (1970)
CD Reissue ZYX OHR 70018-2 (1999)

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LIMBUS 3 & 4 Mandalas ratings distribution


3.14
(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
11%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(16%)
16%
Good, but non-essential (47%)
47%
Collectors/fans only (16%)
16%
Poor. Only for completionists (11%)
11%

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Review by philippe
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3 stars As their previous effort, "Mandalas" is a very difficult but passionate listening, only built on synthesis harmonies, following almost absent, invisible melodic lines and making a large part to micro silence and sound environnement. "Kundalini" is a fine exemple of cloudy experimental improvisations dominated by strange musical inflexions written for acoustic instruments (flute, piano, cello...) , the movement between the instruments is inexact, often syncopated, giving a paranoiac dimension to the ensemble (the unclear "Heiku" with its embedded virtual lines). "Dhyana" is an other singular instrumental, featuring long monotonous organic chords with strange, enigmatic wind instruments and droning voices...an allusion to a "trip" , producing hallucinatory effects on the consciousness. Silence / Time / Eternity are the real musical dimensions of this "cosmic" music. Not really beautiful but it reveals quite evocative states of mind. Recommended for those who like the most radical, agitated parts of krautrock experimentations (Zweistein, Anima...)

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Review by Dobermensch
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3 stars Limbus 4's one and only outing is a bit of a tuneless dirge for its 37 minute duration. Primal sounds permeate throughout 'Mandalas', with lots of clay pots being thwacked as dreary vocals chant in the background. Not exactly what I'd term Krautrock...

Still, it's a hell of a lot better than the even more hidden and impossible to find Limbus 3 - now that was a REAL downer.

I guess the front cover could sum things up better than my rambling. It looks like it sounds. 'Mandalas' tries the native American Red Indian approach to creating music but it falls somewhat flat. Free-form acoustic percussive laments is about as good a description as I can muster.

'Plasma' - the last track, has lots of more tuneless moments - this time in the form of stringed instruments similar to Tangerine Dream's 'Genesis' on 'Electronic Meditation' .

'Mandalas' is okay, but you really have to be in the right mood for an album like this particularly with those damn kazoos ringing in your ears. For originality alone I'll give this 3 stars rather than the two it probably deserves.

Don't expect a pub knees up while listening to this one.

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4 stars ::: pure Tibetan Style Freak-out the like of which Angus Maclise [early Velvet ] would have been proud of.. It is scary music but then some would argue Krautrock as a shamanic cure for the excesses of the 1940s ; and therefore when some people say early Krautrock recordings from bands like Tan ... (read more)

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