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ELECTRIC ORANGE is a german (neo) krautrock band, mainly based on two masterminds Dirk Jan Müller (keys) and Dirk Bittner (guitar). Up to now both musicians had uncounted collaborations during their development and produced a huge amount of material on MC, Vinyl and CD-R. Besides some temporary flirts with house/techno elements the band actually delivers modern trippy krautrock adapted music, where Tom Rückwald handles the bass guitar since the year 2000.

The sound is decorated with cheerful electronic elements adapted from Tangerine Dream or Popol Vuh as well as provided with obsessional rhythms in the vein of Can or even Kraftwerk - all you might expect as significant for a contemporary krautrock sound.

The band offer an irresistible blend of hypnotic and tribal beats, soaring organ and synths, spacey guitars, recitatives, samples as well as analogue effects. Hereby they are keen on experimenting with all sorts of rare, obscure and vintage instruments. The song titles are often provided with funny and thought-provoking puns.

In 2009 ELECTRIC ORANGE decided to offer the first DVD release 'Live On The Psychedelic Network Festival 2007' featuring a complete show from 2007 in Würzburg as well as other recordings from a period between 2005 and 2008. And then at the beginning of 2010 the band released the new production 'Krautrock From Hell' where the line up saw a change according to the drums while Silvio Franoli was substituted by Georg Monheim.

Soon after second guitarist Josef Ahns left the band as well. They decided to carry on as a quartet furthermore and once a year from now on a new album was produced, one of them including live recordings from Roadburn Festival in 2012.

Dirk Jan Müller and Dirk Bittner are also regular members of the band SPACE INVADERS

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3.15 | 7 ratings
Electric Orange
1993
3.04 | 4 ratings
Tonbandreste
1994
3.17 | 5 ratings
Orange Commutation
1995
3.08 | 5 ratings
Cyberdelic
1996
3.16 | 6 ratings
Abgelaufen!
2001
3.06 | 9 ratings
Platte
2003
4.00 | 14 ratings
Fleischwerk
2005
3.99 | 28 ratings
Morbus
2007
3.78 | 59 ratings
Krautrock From Hell
2010
3.89 | 18 ratings
Netto
2011
3.17 | 4 ratings
XX
2012
4.17 | 63 ratings
Volume 10
2014

ELECTRIC ORANGE Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.05 | 3 ratings
Unterwasser - Live 2002
2002
3.93 | 5 ratings
Live At Roadburn 2012
2013

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3.50 | 2 ratings
Live At The Psychedelic Network Festival 2007
2009

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 Platte by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2003
3.06 | 9 ratings

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Platte
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by Neu!mann
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3 stars Studio album number six from the retro-Krautrockers of Electric Orange is even more heavily in debt than usual to the groovier explorations of CAN, sometimes to an almost slavish degree, in tracks like "Holzbock": seven-plus minutes of perfectly simulated Jaki Liebezeit rhythms and spiky one-chord Michael Karoli guitars. The expanded CD even includes a bonus cut with the explicit title "Dedicated to MK", but all the free-form organ vamping makes it more an "Homage to IS" (Can keyboardist Irmin Schmidt).

In truth the young quartet from Aachen isn't really aping Can; they're proudly maintaining a historical legacy of likeminded instrumental wanderlust. And, honestly, the band couldn't have chosen a better role model, even if they never had any hope of achieving the same level of influence or fame.

Don't expect anything too deep or challenging here. The music, even in longer workouts like the 20- minute "Kwark", is structured like a casual jam session instead of the more intuitive 'instant composition' practiced by their role models. But on a strictly superficial level the album is very satisfying: an often thrilling and always affectionate '70s throwback with a very contemporary sound (not a contradiction, for these guys).

What's ultimately missing is that vital spark of Inner Space originality, and the excitement of true discovery. But even secondhand Krautrock can be an adventure worth taking.

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 Volume 10 by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.17 | 63 ratings

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Volume 10
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by Lear'sFool

5 stars It took me awhile to realise that I should listen to this, but now I have and the stars should tell you what I think of Electric Orange's "tenth" outing. I had listened to "Platte" in the past and loved it, so my lack of awareness of this 2014 release - up to not listening to my raving fellow reviewers - was rather foolish. None of that matters now, as I now know that the Orange is the uppermost of the various and varied krautrock revivalists. "Suite Beef" is a crystalline example of their ability to forge great soundscapes, sounding like a beautiful dark orange haze. The other two exceptionally long tracks, "Behind The Wall of Sheep" (har har) and "Worn Utopia" are alongside it the best tracks. It is, yes, a dour record, with the result being that their ethereal backgrounds, killer guitar work, and various other instruments and influences come to together into a magnificent and unique album. And I have to agree with Guldbamsen: Electric Orange have truly put themselves into the shoes of the early '70's in West Germany, actually sounding like a krautrock band of old. I just relisten to this record again and again, and I have yet to stop chuckling whenever I read "A Tuna Sunrise" *chortle*chortle*chortle*. Here is a future for krautrock, and you will enjoy listening to this "Shape of Kraut To Come".

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 Volume 10 by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.17 | 63 ratings

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Volume 10
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by FXM

5 stars 2014 was a poor year for exceptional new progressive rock releases. Sure there were plenty of good albums released but very few that could be classed as outstanding; the two that come to mind are IQ's 'The Road of Bones', and 'Distant Satellites' by Anethema. But then towards the end of the year Electric Orange released a new album: 'Volume 10'. This is probably the masterpiece of their career (I say probably since I have not heard a couple of the earlier releases and their previous recording 'XX' was not issued on CD, only on vinyl and download, I was waiting for the CD release but it doesn't appear to have happened).

Electric Orange have been leaders in flying the flag for Krautrock in the 21st Century. I have enjoyed all their albums that I listened to but 'Volume 10' takes their music to a new level. Many of their past albums had a strong Can influence and sometimes with a bit of modern electronic thrown into the mix but the new album shows hints of Ash Ra Temple, Popol Vuh and early Tangerine Dream with a bit of early psychedelic Pink Floyd. But this is a not a rehash of 1970's style German electronic music, Electric Orange are developing their own sound, dark and menacing at times, spacy and mind stretching in places.

I can't single out any one track as better than the rest, they are all superb slices of krautrock, with plenty of variation and not a dull moment.

This is the most interesting release that I have purchased in 2014 and just maybe one of the greatest krautrock records of all time. It is a true masterpiece and is most deserving of a 5 star rating.

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 Live At Roadburn 2012 by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Live, 2013
3.93 | 5 ratings

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Live At Roadburn 2012
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by Einwahn

4 stars This digital-only live album belongs to Electric Orange's current-decade period, in which they have improvised spacey, drifting and mildly dissonant pieces. This is in contrast to the composed and more structured tracks of Krautrock From Hell and its predecessors, which I rather prefer (as fellow fans might guess from my site-name). If you are improvising your music, then a live setting is a logical vehicle, and Live At Roadburn 2012 does work extremely well. It maintains an interesting and arresting ambience throughout, avoiding some of the slightly aimless moments that periodically detract from its studio counterparts.

Verdict: the best expression of current Electric Orange.

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 Volume 10 by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.17 | 63 ratings

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Volume 10
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by Guldbamsen
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5 stars The Peyote Diet

Strange time in a band's career to be experimenting with hallucinogens, but then again what do I know? David Gilmour started flirting around with cocaine in his 40s...

Starting out with a a series of menacing violin strokes, screeching and writhing over an elegant, if not rather mumbling piano, hazy synth percolations from way in the back and then something as disturbing as strings being plucked like a rooster losing it's feathers. There is no melody only brooding atmospheric noise.........but navigated through by the utmost care and fragility that the piece becomes musical, albeit a strange hybrid of it though, with ambient whiskers attached and long yearning cello like cries.....and then the hypnotic Shaman drums commence and you're out on the prairie running with the buffalo.

To me it feels as if the opener, Paraboiled, welcomes you into an album that seeks out the same as the old Indian medicine men of the west. As a matter of fact, I hear a lot of Indian spiritualism in Volume 10. Paraboiled is like walking into an Indian séance - with Richard Harris suspended from the tee-pee roof, dangling away in eagle's claws. The whole track is like a small 7 plus minute raga that ends in those drums and an organ that only rarely takes form, and when it does it's like a warm gust of winds.

By stripping their expression down to a raw caveman-like essence Electric Orange have succeeded in doing something, that I thought was near impossible. They have actually managed to do a modern Krautrock album, that not only sounds incredibly unique and original, but interjects itself straight into what the real and genuine Krautrock of yore was all about: mystery and fumbling around in strange dark places with but a mere flashlight and an adventurous soul. Volume 10 takes Krautrock back to the trip - the interstellar space voyages and freak out sessions of 1971.............but it's never a real "throw-back" album. It utilises some of the same instruments sure, but the overall musical expression has more in common with a modern SWANS release than say Yeti, Tago Mago or NEU!'s debut. I often think of SWANS The Seer when I listen to this album. Maybe I've completely gone fishing, but there's a similar magnitude of sound going on - something that almost sounds teutonic and Magma-like huge, only far more loosey goosey, wavering and Hiawatha inspired.

Another one of Volume 10s defining qualities is the free form of the material. The music often wafts overhead you in swirling patterns for then to be sculptured into something altogether different - a sporadic rhythm intervenes, an organ cuts through, a guitar slushes away and swoosh now the music seems to have caught wind of something intriguing and consequentially adapts and transforms into a collective sonic force: The tune is now under way.

Ranging from phonofiddles and banjos to double bass, moog, mandolin, mellotron and guitars in reverse - the arsenal of this group is anything but ascetic, even if the flow of the music occasionally can feel that way - meaning that it sounds like a 'back to the basics' kind of thing 'Let's just jam together, although it'd be cool if none of you had any preconceived ideas coming into it'.

What more? Well some of this album genuinely sounds like a band trying to make ambient music - only with all acoustic instruments...............and then suddenly the electronics turn on together with a full rockin' explosion of the aforementioned Shaman sensibilities, and what you had in mind with those thoughts about ambient music are suddenly put to shame; -everything now is different and a thousand miles from the tee-pee where Richard hung (out) at the very beginning.

If you have ever wondered about how prog would've sounded like, if the Cherokee had been a major contributing factor in sculpting it, then this is the album for you. Dig out your old tomahawks and some peyote and get ready to party like it's 1999, there's dust and colourful feathers everywhere and you're in a drug induced trance. HEIYAHH YAHH YAHH!!!

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 Krautrock From Hell by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2010
3.78 | 59 ratings

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Krautrock From Hell
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by Neu!mann
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3 stars Does the idea of Krautrock still make any sense in the 21st century?

The original movement, in all its many forms, was very specifically a product of its era: the music of an angry young generation rebelling against the post-war hypocrisies of its elders. That same attitude is more valid today than it ever was. But the underground is a lot closer to the surface now, and the current of social unrest that powered the engine of classic Krautrock no longer exists, at least not in this facetiously titled 2010 recording by one of Germany's more popular Neo-Kraut outfits.

It might not even be Krautrock at all, except geographically, and in the ultra-Teutonic bluntness of its song titles: "Bandwurm"; "Kunstkopf"; "Wurmloch" et al, milking that German identity for all its worth. But it's still a thrilling album on a superficial level, even so far removed from the historical context that originally made Krautrock so vital. The band is very much in tune with the spacier textures of analog '70s Psych-Rock, and they have that motorik repetition thing down to a science, thanks in part to a drummer who probably snuggles into bed at night with visions of Jaki Liebezeit dancing in his head.

This is a group that enjoys working a single chord to the edge of oblivion, or grinding out a simple 4/4 rhythm with industrial precision. And I do mean grind: the sound of Dirk Jan Müller's organ is like molten sunlight flowing over rough concrete, abrasive and shimmering at the same time. They can even indulge in a bit of old-school, Pink-era Tangerine Dreaming, during the pulsating album closer "Wurmloch".

And yet there's something arguably too detached, almost dispassionate, in even their liveliest instrumental trips, including the epic 25-minute "Neuronomicon", with its fractured jamming and massive Space Rock mellotrons. This isn't a band of copycats, but they do at times play with the unruffled efficiency of a weekend Krautrock cover band. Or maybe I'm over-thinking here, as usual, and the question posed at the top of this review is meaningless. After all, authenticity doesn't need to be the final goal of creative music making. The music alone can be rewarding, despite its lack of deeper meanings.

Imagine the album as one of CAN's Ethnological Forgeries, but with the band itself as the subject of its own pastiche. In other words, hardly original but still unique, and totally unconcerned by the contradiction.

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 Volume 10 by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.17 | 63 ratings

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Volume 10
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

4 stars From the polished and carefully composed yet energetic grooving retro prog of their first self-titled album back in 1993, through modern electronic/dance influences, wild vocal- driven wig-outs and beyond, German band Electric Orange have constantly been evolving, changing their styles and sounds between albums on their unsuspecting listeners. Heading in directions that their last couple of albums only hinted at, `Volume 10' unleashes the band in pure Krautrock mode, with mostly instrumental lengthy freeform improvisations weaving a hypnotic spell over the listener, and the sparse production, along with the exploratory atmospheres and that necessary hint of danger ensures this is the band is honing the true essence of the style, something often missed in modern bands attempting to play in the Krautrock style.

Armed with a string of Black Sabbath punning titles, while the band doesn't employ attacking metal riffs like that band, there is a definite doomy atmosphere bubbling under `Volume 10', with the album almost resembling a long, murky bad confronting trip - emotionally, spiritually...perhaps chemically?! With ethnic instrumentation, warped electronics and ragged guitars, the plodding compositions (and I only mean that as a compliment) cast a murky shadow over the listener, only to be thrown back into reality at the end of almost 80 minutes, and there's no way they can remain unaffected.

`Paraboiled' is a stark opener, a lonely, droning middle-eastern theme with a thick tension trying to break to the surface, growing more rumbling and unsettled as it progresses. Crying mandolin, eerie spectral haunting Mellotron and a quickening beat easily intimidate, while off-key double bass slices at your mind with maddening results. `Slowbind' raises your pulse with a chasing beat and urgent banjo strums over sustained synth breakdowns. `Symptom of the Mony Nurse' brings brooding lonely wailing electric guitar strains around wavering deep-space synths, while the meditative 14 minute `Suite Beef' is a mournful early Pink Floyd/Popul Vuh styled organ drone, a dark spiritual reflection with weeping mandolin and driving drums to end on. These two especially show the talent of Dirk Jan Müller, on something of a run with the modern progressive electronic gem `Cosmic Ground' impressing earlier on in the year.

Rising and falling cymbal waves crash on `A Tuna Surprise', a bass violin rumination with crystalline electric piano tip-toes and blanketing Mellotron washes. The album suddenly moves up in tempo for the wild, unhinged 21 minute vacuum-like `Behind the Wall of Sheep', a real showcase for drummer Georg Mohnheim. In addition to his relentless primal drumming, you get ominous Mellotron choir, crackling white noise, Tom Rückwald's menacing thundering pounding bass and Dirk Bittner's squealing feedback laden guitars. `Seven and Smell' is a dark psychedelic mix of distorting electronics, reverse guitars, imposing recited voices and mesmerizing trance-inducing tribal percussion. Album closer `Worn Utopia' in one melancholic closer, full of twitching electronics, crackling static, twisting feedback, out-of-tune guitar note bending, maddening percussive repetition and harsh rising and falling synth hums that constantly speed up and slow down. There's a repulsive, suffocating machine-fuelled madness throughout the entire piece, along the lines of the darkest Tangerine Dream works like the claustrophobic deep space `Zeit' album, with only a skipping up-tempo beat and humming Hammond that slowly enters in the final minutes to offer any respite.

Mastered by Eroc of Grobschnitt, `Volume 10' sees Electric Orange proudly bringing vintage influences howling into the modern age, yet never sounding like a pale imitation of the German bands noted for defining the Krautrock sound. For fans of Agitation Free, Popul Vuh, the Ash Ra Tempel and the earlier works of Pink Floyd and Tangerine Dream, this is Krautrock music in it's purest form, and some of the most subdued, intricate, thoughtful, restrained, mournful and uneasy ambience I've heard in years.

Four and a half stars.

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 Volume 10 by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.17 | 63 ratings

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Volume 10
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by BrufordFreak

5 stars I am not going to back down from the admission that this is a masterpiece of Krautrock. Where others have shied away, I am putting it out there. From the very first listen to my most recent twenty-somethingth I hear the very special quality of this music. The reverence for the musics of the past is obvious but Electric Orange have gone further: they have added to the lexicon of Krautrock, even perfected it. The advantage of modern recording equipment and techniques adds a quality to this album that no Krautrock album from the 1970s I've ever heard has. Then this group of amazing musicians had the maturity and temerity to not only take turns featuring various instruments and musicians over the course of this 79+ minute long album but using time and space to slowly develop their ideas and slowly build each song's "sound palette." I love music like this! I love it when a theme or riff is beaten to death, given time to get into your head, get under your skin, take you into other worlds. And this is precisely what each and every song of this album does for me: takes me into other worlds, sometimes into altered states of consciousness. The journey of a listen to the whole album is well worth it--almost unavoidable because of the mesmerizing, hypnotic effect of the music.

I urge everyone to give this a listen-- but, please, not just ten seconds of each song. Let the album play while you cook, work on the computer, or read in bed. That way you'll have the chance to experience the music sucking you into its spiraling web. I can only imagine the pride the forefathers of Krautrock might feel upon hearing this album; the fact that the ground that they paved made this album possible must be humbling.

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 Volume 10 by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 2014
4.17 | 63 ratings

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Volume 10
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by Rivertree
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4 stars Oh ... at the very first I took notice of the album title ... immediately being about to check the truth content. You should know, the ELECTRIC ORANGE members don't take it too seriously. Or, better the other way round, they do not solely deliver exceptional music, they are also fundamentally taking delight in confusing people with uncommon aspects and their play of words. Well, in this particular case, when excluding 'Tonbandreste' (1994) and 'Orange Communication' (1995), both not listed as regular albums on their homepage, the working title 'Volume 10' suits, curiously enough. Now I'm sure we successfully have taken the first hurdle.

When considering the song titles though, it really goes crazy again - innovative in their view, and of course that's true, no doubt. As the second hurdle is build up a bit higher here, we stumble upon Black Sabbath infected puns - Paraboiled, Slowbind, Symptom Of The Mony Nurse, Behind The Wall Of Sheep ... and even more riddles, which I wasn't able to solve until today. A bizarre reference or not? What I only can assure is that they are not simply expressing nonsense. There's always at least an iota of truth given, you only have to dig deeper in order to reach for the hidden treasure or so.

As for that at the moment I will be content with the verdict, that the current ELECTRIC ORANGE outcome appears somewhat doomy ... though not depressive really on the other hand, more darkened than ever. And so the third hurdle, or challenge if you will, marks the music as such - well, it would not surprise me if we will detect some more of them somewhere in the future. How could I describe the sound in short at best? Absolutely tension-filled - 'Spannung pur' to say it in German. Going from the general to the particular, they certainly are on the way to enhance the neo kraut label again. So all in all this is what I would call 'provided with a nouveau tag' - or in other words genre pioneering.

Just while taking up the spirit of the past and establishing something pressing forward on top - whether improvised or not. I'm listening to a rather melancholic affair, featuring meandering soundscapes and tribal drums. Hereby they are using (experimenting with) all sorts of vintage and uncommon instruments. I mean, who really knows what a philicorda or a phonofiddle is? At least, headed by both Dirk's, who are currently also underway with the band SPACE INVADERS, this spiritually reminds me of the 'Unterwasser' ambience more than ever at some point.

Impressive - they are back on track again. To be honest, I didn't expect an album offering such a high quality as the next step from this band. Please be keenly aware, this one needs some time to unfold its real beauty, as many other albums of such a caliber too. No chance to emphasize any particular song here (hey, apart from the puns). 'Volume 10' is a very rounded blend featuring eight sections, offering an intensive, dark mooded, certainly inspired atmosphere. However, to describe this gem fitting more exactly seems to me nearly impossible yet - 4.5 stars.

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 Cyberdelic by ELECTRIC ORANGE album cover Studio Album, 1996
3.08 | 5 ratings

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Cyberdelic
Electric Orange Krautrock

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl Team

3 stars Honestly, after having heard the excellent "Krautrock From Hell" when I happened to pick up this album I have to admit that I've almost skipped it entriely. Apparently this is just chill-out music, of the kind that is useful after a rave while one is waitng for the ecstasy taken to go down. I have never taken ecstasy but this is how somebody explained me that it works.

The album is full of this, effectively, but after quite a long time I have listened to it again, only because I have copied all my Electric Orange stuff on an mp3 reader and, know what? I have liked it!

Yes, it's borderline with the chill-out music, most of the tracks are good for the Buddah-bar but it contains a lot of good kraut, especially in tracks like "Mother's Cake" which is very close to CAN, or the unusual Indo/Raga of "Tartisma Zemini" which was very in advance with its time as indo music mixed with disco drones appeared and became a successful mainstream thing not less than 10 years after the album's release.

The album has much elements of what we use to call Krautrock. One for all, the stunning distorted guitar which cries in the background on some trakcs, barely hidden by a bass and drum base.

Probably, should this have been their only release, this band wouldn't be on PA, but this album even if borderline with chill-out music is borderline with krautrock as well and if somebody has enjoyed the disco-kraut of Kraftwerk in the 80s (and I'm not one of those) why not enjoying this as well?

Non essential and barely prog, but this is a good album. In my case, listening to it carefully with headphones on, respect of just as background, has made the difference.

Really not bad.

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