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TRIP TO ELARA

Krautrock • Germany


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TRIP TO ELARA existed as a short-lived German band of the mid-nineties. The trio consisted of drummer Christian KAMIN, guitarist Roland LAKNER and bass-player F. W. S. MEYER. Their first release was the 4-track demo ''Rain Dreaming Ceremony'' (1996), a raw affair of spaced-out echo guitar and hypnotic rhythms. They followed this up a year later with the full-length ''Paste'' (1997), a more polished and varied instrumental work reminiscent of GAM with lively impulses and sentient guitar phrases cutting through its minimalist impressions. Both releases are available to download from the RedRoomMusik label's website. After the band split KAMIN and MEYER reinvented themselves as the dark ambient electronics-based duo WONGA.

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Paste
1997

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Rain Dreaming Ceremony
1996

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 Rain Dreaming Ceremony by TRIP TO ELARA album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1996
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Rain Dreaming Ceremony
Trip To Elara Krautrock

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group RIO/Avant/Zeuhl & Neo Teams

— First review of this album —
3 stars Sweet and dreamy ... very comfortable is fuzzy guitar temperature calling our psychic shining. Slippy atmosphere through persistent drumming in the first titled track can be felt as an authentic psychedelia. Deep bass plays are too sincere for the audience to avoid, but such a violent guitar crack should be another impressiveness. Also the following "Eskerik Asko" sounds more strictly psychedelic and hallucinogenic like the titled track. Repetition and distortion around them give us a brilliant moonshine definitely.

"Ondo Loin" launches matured mellow feeling and floating groove via the musical struggle of the trio, that reminds us of kinda texture like the stoner scene. On the contrary the last improvised sound discharge titled "Sakura Session" sounds the most of Krautrock all of the four tracks in this ep ... quite broken, dissected guitar fuzz drenched in loud feedback like Les Rallizes Denudes based upon the inspired but refined rhythm section should let us see the heaven.

Would not feel enough novel nor innovative via this ep (maybe remarkably influenced by lots of guitar-based psychedelic progressive combos methinks) but a tad recommended for psych freaks who want to dream a sweet dream in the midnight.

 Paste by TRIP TO ELARA album cover Studio Album, 1997
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Paste
Trip To Elara Krautrock

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

— First review of this album —
3 stars I remember to have found this band while I was digging somebody's else discography on the RedRoomMusik website. It was a free download so I decided to give it a listen. I found it very enjoyable, so after just a couple of listens I suggested the band to the Krautrock team and totally forgot it, even if I sometimes went back to the album.

Today I was browsing the "T" letter on PA and I have spotted "TRIP TO ELARA" in the list, so here is my review.

As it happens when one listens without too much attention,the first tracks of the album and the starter in particular, are those most impressed in my mind. The title track is a chill-out instrumental. We call it Krautrock, but this can be intended as Post-Rock as well.

The mood of the whole record is borderline with the electronic chill-out in the style of the various "Buddah Bars", but the kraut element is dominant, especially on "Subterranean Ocean" and "ZegZeg Lempta...".

In brief, this is a very good album for relaxing or, as I'm currently doing quite often, as background music while I work. Not a special thing, but surely a good album for a moment of relax. Few words about the musicianship: this trio is able to fuse their instruments into a sort of "liquid" music. Even when one is driving the track, the ensemble is very compact.

3 stars

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