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STRANGE GUYS

Mythos

 

Krautrock

3.09 | 23 ratings

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apps79
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3 stars Who actually knows the truth behind Mythos' constant line-up changes?Sure thing is Kaske moved to the second half of the 70's without the help of Robby Luizaga or Hans-Juergen Puetz (he went on to join Touch).He didn't spend much time in finding their replacements, he actually added three new members, Sven Dohrow on guitar/Mellotron, Ronny Schreinzer on drums and Eberhard Seidler on bass.This Mythos quartet recorded the album ''Strange guys'' in two different, weekly sessions in November 77' at Dierks Studio and the album was released at the fall of the year on Dieter Dierks' own, short-lived Venus label.

Three different cores, three different distribiuting labels and three stylistical changes is the story of Mythos until 1977.These were some ''Strange guys'' indeed, or better said Kaske was the strange guy, as he refused to settle in a particular style and this third album finds his band attempting a blend of a classic Kraut Rock sound with more synth-drenched soundscapes and experiments, propably far from the true cosmic flavor of German acts of the style and more into a HAWKWIND meet ELOY style.The edgy and neurotic synth splashing of ''Aeronaut'' might give the listener the idea of Mythos becoming a late-70's progressive joke, but soon things will get better.There are too many styles in here to classify the album, the basic principle is still a Teutonic-inclined insistence on rhythmic textures with changing tempos and breaks into acoustic territories, propelled by the narcotic drumming and the mascular bass plays.But among the mass of these principles Kaske would introduce the epic atmospheres of ELOY from the ''Ocean''-era along with some sharper Hard Prog links, characterized by the fiery electric guitars and the odd synth lines.Occasional Folk and symphonic underlines are added via the flute and keyboard parts and the long tracks present a tight mixture of stylistical variations, performed with consistency and coherence and swirling around spacious and rockin' interventions.

This one belongs definitely among the most original late-70's prog outputs.It's spacious, energetic and even poetic music, but above all it's solid Kraut-Prog Rock with some fascinating instrumental work.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars

apps79 | 3/5 |

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