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Symphonic Prog

3.41 | 73 ratings

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4 stars Second album of Wallenstein - Mother universe is an underrated album in my opinion, why is so bad treated here i don't get it, wich are the weak vocal parts, i don't find them. To me is a strong release of early krautrock or better said symphonic prog era, because they change thier style over the years from krautrok to symphonic prog to more pop in the late '70's early 80's. Thier music here are between Beggars Opera and Birth Control here and there, but not bad contrary quite well arrange and played. Sometime the music has a spacy atmosphere like on the title track Mother universe and sometimes is pure hevy prog like Braintrain. Anyway to me the best pieces are Dedicated to the mystery land - simply great piece with uptempo rythm, very hard rock not far from Aunt Mary or as i said Birh Control and very pleasent voice from the keyboard player Jürgen Dollase, who composed all the lyrics and music from this album an Golden antenna.The musicianship is of course brilliant - every musician deliver the best they've got so far. Better album to me than the first one in every way. A classic album in my opinion, well is not something groundbreaking here, but what you are listning on Mother universe is superb and well played and desearve without hesitation, at lest from my side 4 stars. Recommended if you like early symphonic - krautrok prog.
b_olariu | 4/5 |


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