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4 stars An important milestone, just like Tangerine Dream's "Electronic Meditation" released in the same year.

A Krautrock giant KLUSTER's debut creation "Klopfzeichen" released in 1970, or the sunrise period of the progressive rock scene, would have been approved with surprise and wonder, I suggest. Being flooded with lots of crazy repetitions by electronic noises / sounds, the story goes forward in a simple and monotonous manner. The female voices in German (forgive me I'm not able to understand at all though) are chilly and spicy beyond the electronic medications. In those days nobody could produce such an inorganic monotony fully by utilizing electronic equipment. And it's amazing their inorganic electro-chemistry should be enough unified and matured all over the entire album. If we listen to a part of this album, it might sound simply noisy and meaningless. However, when each article of this opus is combined and blended with another one, the structure will be pretty energetic and magnificent. For example, flute-like sound material in "Kluster 1" might sound improvised and randomized, but this sharp-edged noisy texture could get incredible and tremendous as one of electronic elements launched by the trio. In "Kluster 2" hallucinogenic weirdness or unexpected eccentricity is dominant too but just like very old rare beverages their production will release complicated condensed flavour all around.

Let me say outsiders cannot realize the importance of this album, can they?

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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