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Limbus 3 & 4 - Cosmic Music Experience  CD (album) cover

COSMIC MUSIC EXPERIENCE

Limbus 3 & 4

 

Krautrock

2.72 | 14 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars When comparing sound of Litmus 3's "Cosmic Music Experience" to other early freak-out kraut albums I have heard, the fine sound quality via proper recording strikes my senses first. Though the album tittle suggests to a coherent meditative pathway in style of Yatha Sidhra's sole masterpiece, this recording captures more confused avantagarde oscillations between acoustic free-jazz tryouts and flute-percussion uneducated duo ragas. The latter elements have their moments, as also the tones of upright bass and classical piano bring rejoicement of this reel allowing psychological analytic probabilities and aesthtetic sensations from the days of Amon Düül's "Psychedelic Underground". The dadaistic but stylistically coherent "spontaneous visit to the recording studio" of Odysseus Artnern, Bernd Henninger and Gerd Kraus exceed to capture both mentioned qualities than the referred Amon Düül record for me, but fails sadly to reach all potential within their reach. For me the curious elements on the sound merged to my vain attempt of searching human motives and personalities from the records similar to this, Blumen Des Exotischen Eises, Egypt is The Magick # etc.; There seems to be some interesting similarities of elements of collective subconsciousness on these atavistic recordings, but I wonder is their shimmer borne from their sonic and compositional characteristics, related tribal scene association's affection, or ability to mirror your own hidden thoughts upon the melody lines of joyless pipe? Possibly anyone could do this stuff also, which could be seen as a personal possibility, but not as a dominant rule for successful artistic expression. Those spontaneous performances reaching the vision of supernatural do not need more than this album has for their conjuration. I believe this record has qlimpses of it, but the lack of focus or abilities seems to slightly blur the wholeness. What seems most interesting is the idea of capturing glimpses of spontaneous psyche of Heidelberg hippies revelling on the soundwaves.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |

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