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The German band Tortilla Flat, named after a famous John Steinbeck novel, released their only record "Für ein ¾ Stündchen" as a, now highly sought-after, private pressing in 1974. The mainly instrumental record presents a Canterbury influenced jazz-rock reminding Dutch bands Supersister and to a lesser extent Focus and the German band Tomorrow's Gift with a strong accent on e-piano and flute. Apart from the musical influence the band showed also some typical Canterbury tongue in cheek humour with the title "Für Ein ¾ Stündchen", pointing in a humerous way to the average length of a vinyl record, the gothic lettered schoolbook cover and some short funny vocal elements.

The record is recommended for Canterbury and jazz-rock fans

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3.24 | 15 ratings
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3.24 | 15 ratings

Für ein ¾ Stündchen
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3 stars I listen to this obscure vinyl (borrowed) album from German band Tortilla Flat with some nostalgic feeling. The album's copy isn't of very good condition, and I hear old vinyl noises on every song. But this noise doesn't destroy the music, even more - it gives some vintage feeling, and it works well with the music I hear.

Differently from many German bands of early 70-s, Tortilla Flat played not krautrock, but less psychedelic, mechanic and more complex and jazzy music, influenced by British Canterbury sound. Seven all-instrumental compositions, based on electric keyboards sound with many flute soloings and some fuzzing guitars. Melodic, relaxed, slightly psychedelic. Really nice and pleasant listening, and quite unusual for German music of that time.

Unhappily, the self-released album is absolute rarity now, and I never heard CD was released. What means this vinyl is expensive item for collectors. Music itself is really nice, but far from original, and I can's see why someone could pay such a money for collector's example just to listen it.


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