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4 stars Jamming with Sauce Hollandaise

A successful space/psychedelic live album full of improvisations and somewhat surprising: the concert was recorded in 1997 and not in the early 70s what you probably might expect! The 'Sauce Hollandaise' tastes very good with its recursive repetitive hypnotic themes for what Manuel Göttsching is acqainted. Harald Grosskopf is enhancing the rocking aspects of the songs with his good drum/percussion work. So here we have to remark a special mix of genuine instruments and electronic sounds which is exemplary for Krautrock.

One recommendation first: this is not music which you can really enjoy in 'multitasking mode' - you absolutely have to concentrate on it. Echo Waves is my favourite and shines because of the great guitar interaction between Lüül and Göttsching. Blending into the main theme carefully the song starts very psychedelic, later enhanced by sensitive percussion work - wonderful. For 30 compelling minutes this song is rather groovy in parts, just performed in a rocking mood. The other two songs are provided with more electronic elements whereas Niemand lacht rückwärts is the better one. A very dynamic track with a special suspense curve and a furious end also including a short and excellent drum solo by Grosskopf.

I love 'Sauce Hollandaise' - 4.5 stars really. Currently hard to get but hopefully re-released soon. If it is your intention to add unique Krautrock albums to your collection this is a must have.

Rivertree | 4/5 |


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