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5 stars A Krautrock legend EILIFF's first eponymous album is sincerely colourful, full of basic psychedelia seasoned with jazz and heavy rock flavour, regardless of such a mischievous sleeve pic. Their vision and interpretation for Krautrock should be in the same vein of another Kraut pioneer Xhol Caravan.

The first track 'Bird-Night Of The Seventh Day' gets frankly started with ethnic drone, bombastic brass shots, and echoic, cheap karaoke- ish voices. The middle jazz rock-related smooth swinging atmosphere is pretty comfortable. 'Gammeloni' sounds more of jazz rock rather than German psychedelic one but the latter moment drives every heavy progressive rock fan into madness. 'Uzzek Of Rigel IV' is a sticky, sneaky, heavy and freaky stuff featuring Smokey soundscape and deep, repetitive footsteps. Not so innovative nor impressive but the B Side completely breaks such a normality in our mind out.

The last 20 minute 'Suite' is the final audible, musical answer that is based upon deeper, heavier jazz rock than Xhol Caravan. There are colourful melodic / rhythmic sound variations along with an instrumental kaleidoscope apparently. Gorgeous sitar sounds coming up suddenly to us sound just like a beautiful angel flying down to the earth. Every member might play as if he got relaxed sometimes, or chased others minute by minute. Greatly cool heavy rock phrases at the end of this suite can be called as 44 seconds explosion, let me say. Innovative, impressive, offensive soundscape should be Eiliff themselves, and sorta departure for a novel Krautrock experience.

Interesting is also the difference from their following creation 'Girlrls!'. You can enjoy this gem as German psychedelic heavy jazz rock beyond expression.

DamoXt7942 | 5/5 |


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