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The Prognaut
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2 stars Another live album by the band. Not as convincing and enigmatic as my all time favorite live recording "Solar Music", but it's got some sparkly moments like the ingenious parody of disco folkloric boy band "Village People" hit in "A.C.Y.M." Recorded on the road and through several cities in Germany in 1979, "Volle Molle" is a very odd piece of work.

The tenacity and disposition displayed by EROC in this album is that extremely peculiar star that made this project shine, otherwise it would've crumbled down irremediably. The intro song, "Snowflakes"; suits perfectly the original intention of the recording at all: to give and to get a nice, pleasant time by doing it and by getting to pull this off in the end.

I have to recognize that the band itself tried by all means to give away a plausible, refined work, but they kind of failed by trying so damn hard. "Rockpommel's Land" sounded just great live, the arranging and the perfect composition to make it sound off masterfully is the most dignifying gesture I have to applaud here. Maybe at the time "Volle Molle" was released, the igniting sparkle the band got from the get go with "Grobschnitt" was already expiring, slowly extinguishing. And the band got that right.

EROC put himself together during the years to come and got to produce and accomplish some projects at the time he achieved the partnership with Repertoire Records and that way, he got to make good money out of GROBSCHNITT's name by editing album versions previously unreleased like the band's debut "Grobschnitt" and "Solar Music" itself, that were remastered under license from EROC. This is a album just for completionists and devoted, sacrificed GROBSCHNITT remaining fans.

The Prognaut | 2/5 |


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