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3.09 | 15 ratings | 2 reviews | 20% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1976

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Sofa Rock (6:16)
2. Gc (3:30)
3. Come Together (9:08)
4. Country Doddle (1:48)
5. Nah So 'Was (2:37)
6. House Carpenter (4:31)
7. Wayfaring Stranger (6:53)
8. Standchen (1:12)
9. Mississippi Blues (3:29)

Total Time 39:24

Line-up / Musicians

- Peter Bursch / acoustic (1,3-5,7-9) & 12-string (2,6) guitars, vocals (7)
- Willi Kissmer / electric (1,3,4,7,9) & acoustic (9) guitars, zither (9), vocals
- Klaus Dapper / flute (3,8), tuba (5), zither (8), saxophone (7,9), bass (1)

- Roland Schaeffer / bass (1)
- Jan Fride Wolbrandt / congas (3), drums (7)
- Mani Neumeier / percussion (1)
- Mahendra Kapadia / tablas (1,6)

Releases information

Artwork: Willi Kissmer

LP Xenophon ‎- 161.012 (1976, Germany)

CD Ohr ‎- OHR 70045-2 (2005, Germany)

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BRÖSELMASCHINE Peter Bursch Und Die Bröselmaschine ratings distribution

(15 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(20%)
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Review by philippe
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3 stars After a ravishing first effort in folk prog music, It wasn't easy to go further but this second album is almost as impressive than the previous one. We can regret that the discreet psychedelic accents and the eastern sitar ingredients have gone, but we stay here with solid basic folk rock compositions. Ethnic influences are always well represented with acoustic percussions, flute parts, delivering spiritual and pleasant dreamy musical sections. The opening instrumental track is perfect, a music to escape, to feel free. Unfortunately a few compositions put the emphasis on structured folk songs with gorgeous vocals. Not at all what they best can do of our ears. Consequently this album is less touchful, less atmospheric than their classic first release but it is an interesting effort for prog folk lovers.
Review by Neu!mann
3 stars When guitarist Peter Bursch reconstituted Bröselmaschine in the latter 1970's he did so in a more businesslike manner, ditching a lot of the grassroots charm that made the band's first album so appealing, half a decade earlier. He also took control of the group by putting his own name in front of it, contrary perhaps to the communal values of hippiedom but giving the project a more proprietary focal point.

The first album from the rechristened band missed the illuminating touch of producer R.U. Kaiser, on the run in 1976 after the Cosmic Jokers scandal. The new music was polite, engaging, and never less than totally professional, this time with a surplus of electric guitar, modestly augmenting the usual flutes and zithers. "Sofa Rock" set the prevailing mood in six short minutes of easygoing musical comfort, more relaxing than a piece of well-worn furniture and about as exciting. And by "Wayfaring Stranger" Bursch had all but shed every trace of his folk music upbringing, along with most of his youthful musical naďveté.

More albums would follow, none of them currently listed here at ProgArchives. And Peter Bursch would go on to enjoy a successful career as a noted author, composer, and guitar instructor. But the fragile magic of 1971 was gone forever, and today the self-titled reboot is a very pleasant experience that leaves almost no impression afterward.

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