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3.42 | 47 ratings

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4 stars Surprising heavy kraut rockin' effort from Pyramid records. In this unique and explosive essay, Golem experiments dirty, fuzzy, obsessional improvisations largely dominated by killer guitar riffs, epic organs, hammering drums and subtle electronic manipulations. Not weird or cryptical, this album is almost an easy listening and can be considered as a legitimate recommendation for krautrock neophyts. Each track develops its own style, theme and atmosphere, sometimes sounding like an evident bluesy space rock (the opening tune), sometimes more adventurous and progressive, like in the hallucinogenic and jazzy electronic "Jupiter" or more heavy, in the freak 'n roll "the returning" with its crushing guitars and massive repetitive rhythm, almost funky and really electrified in the Hendrixian "Godhead Dance". Still fresh despite the years. To play loud.
philippe | 4/5 |


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