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Os Mundi


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3.61 | 33 ratings

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3 stars Second album in quite a classic-confident time, yet the cards were long set in Os Mundi being the kind of artistic, off-classic (a bit), eclectic, and having the mature severity. 43 Minuten, recognizable around the major interest for progressive German rock or for the usual hidden craft of breathing (under) this kind of music. Os Mundi aren't a band of groundbreaking presence or of un-missing temperament, their music actually sums up the concept of "sessions" and "experiences", of "revolution ideas" and "program rock" as much as the two album, both very different in their cause, sound like a progressive typical movement, more or less in the German scene, more or less in the implacable music mundum sign.

The style and the versatile expression of Os Mundi changes a bit, towards more jazz, psych and ordered rock, than towards the massive concept that leads to an expansion of ideas, to an early apostatize of nuance and sound-forms, to a mass ritual of acid and atmospheric music, onto the impression of deep and revolutionary. If Latin Mass could be called one influential kraut-rock persuasion,43 Minuten can't (or, least of all, needs to reorientate towards the pure slides and fragments of psych rock); it chooses a prog rock confident path, but also shares the doused creativity of melody, improvisation, rhythm and minimalistic songwriting; things that don't shape up the album better than its previous request, yet will nevertheless have a good chance at being like and a decent shot at finding a wide open scene of applauded music and effects. The prog characteristic or deterministic way.

Much of the beautiful, arranged, colored or free-felt music here is largely under the impression of melody benevolence, of sense experiment, of jazz and the drifts of that wonderful fusion type, of psych and the heavy smokes that still characterize such an infinitely talented band, of rock and all the simplest of its moves made complicated or complexed (of themselves or of their message), of small folk ornaments. The music's flow is easy and enjoyable, yet the album is made of rough stones and ambivalences - in a tandem of massive feeling or music-written influence, of wild impact or soft-courageous art. Going from unique and reaching the state of being an impossible song-write, 43 Minuten can be imagined from perfect to shining, from moderate to sensitive, from open-lighted to acid (reminiscently). Between the rough edges, most liked is the free-jazz event, going from rock's actual sound being experimental and trend-set to saxophone delirious movements or linguine instrumental heaviness. Psych is yet a movement which combines the mood into a tough mark of illusions and sound-forms, going on the old art habit of finding the spirit within the note and the nuance. Finally I'll recognize even some hard rock essence or such strange characters, such as the vocals from It's All Here having a bit of Wyatt or Children's Game (a very pace-beat composition) having something of Wetton and Crimson groove. An album with lots of inspiration turned into lots of music and dominant essence.

A second (and last, in the classic line of official recordings) creation by Os Mundi, which seems just as good and alive in recommending the band's huge progressive gift. Like I said over at Latin Mass, the art of gravity and dark lust of there is quite differently the art of improvisation and fluid rock in this album. The art you prefer is the gem album Os Mundi created. Generally, I like the "debut ritual"; yet 43 Minuten is in it's right mind a good and full of flavor album.

Ricochet | 3/5 |


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