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3.48 | 14 ratings | 2 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1974

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Die Rebellen haben sich in den Bergen versteckt (18:47)
2. Jupiter (19:32)
CD Bonus tracks:
3. Blau Bonus 1 (4:27)
4. Blau Bonus 2 (4:31)
5. Blau Bonus 3 (3:27)
6. Blau Bonus 4 (2:56)
7. Blau Bonus 5 (2:44)
8. Blau Bonus 6 (4:12)

Total Time: 60:36

Line-up / Musicians

- Conrad Schnitzler / electronics & effects

Releases information

private pressing KS 1003 (LP version)
Marginal Talent MT-507 (2001)

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CONRAD SCHNITZLER Blau ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(29%)
Good, but non-essential (43%)
Collectors/fans only (14%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)


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Review by philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
3 stars Raw electronic experimentations. A completely abstract offering with dreamy dark drones, some collages for tape loops and sometimes cold, catchy hypno pulsations. "Die Rebellen Haben Sich In Den Bergen Versteckt" consists of manipulated electronic frequencies, piloting as mechanical, pulsating repetitive fragments or arppegiations. The tune starts with ultra minimal, linear organ lines. The track ends with an almost melodic but enigmatic, detached synthetic hearing chord. "Jupiter" is a "molecular" mesmeric, repetitive and lysergic composition. This album is quite elementary if we judge it by the lack of consistence in arrangements: a pleasant work but nothing really immersive (hopefully the bonus tracks on "Marginal Talent" are quite good).
Review by colorofmoney91
4 stars Blau is some of the best and most hypnotic electronic music around. It's not accessible at all, but I feel that anyone would find this album to be completely engaging.

"Die Rebellen haben sich in den Bergen versteckt" begins with the synthesized sounds of honking horns of cars in a congested city, but later on incorporates thought-consuming and hypnotizing space-like tribal percussive elements that progress throughout the track and become more dominant.

"Jupiter" is similar to what you'd expect satellites caught in the gravitational pull and the great storm of Jupiter to replay back on Earth's receiving computers. It's a very "confusing" sounding track with sequenced resonances and very thin-sounding percussive elements, and eventually the ghostly voices of a ravaged planet.

It's hard for me to explain this album, really. It's both spacey and mechanical, but utilizing a feel for possible alien mechanics rather than human-made mechanics, and the spacey elements seem closer to home that being deep-space. This is a definite must for fans of space music and progressive electronic music.

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