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Agitation Free

 

Krautrock

3.86 | 176 ratings

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friso
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5 stars The second Agitation Free record is said to be quite different from the debut, which has some eastern influences. I myself hear a fairly logical continuation in style. Slowly paced instrumental melodic rock improvisations with the sense of 'being in the moment' as their greatest asset. Atmosphere & soul are key, rock is just the sound. With the lush timing of a cool jazz quintet, Agitation Free recorded some of the most relaxing krautrock pieces ever. Opening track 'First Communication' impresses as a classic spacey krautrock track. Love the acoustic guitar in the second halve. When it comes to combining the sound of the different instruments, this song is not representative of what's to come. Still a strong track! The album's center pieces 'Layla part 2' and 'In The Silence Of The Morning Sunrise' are my favorites. They take the listener to a whole other universe without making to much of a fuzz about it. Just a great rhythm, one great melody and two guitar players soloing the blues in the night sky. Lovely organ sounds. This is what world peace sounds like. Somehow it reminds me a bit of 'In A Silent Way' by Miles Davis. The ethnic 'A Quiet Walk' is a nice piece with an Irish Bouzouki. 'Haunted Island' is a bit darker and less remarkable, but still a good track. Whereas the debut album of Agitation Free 'Malesch' would benefit from the brake-out moments, this album sees the perfection of musical atmospheres that are perfect without any contrasts. This is a real treat for home stereo listeners.
friso | 5/5 |

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