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A.R. & Machines



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4 stars In this album is a very mysterious feeling for such an eccentric and warped sound construction.

Suppose Achim might produce this anti-mainstream work with his strong intention to turn his back onto popular sound and style around 1970. The most important point upon his first work as A.R. & MACHINES is, that every pop phrase and style all around the album should NOT be straight or honest, but sometimes very quirky, sometimes very violent, aggressive, and sometimes very lazy and powerless (maybe intentionally). We can understand the concordance itself by listening to the first few "gorgeously sound-scattered" tracks. Even some ethnic and danceable percussive shots backwards can sound very cynical, not strict. Some heavy style standing between these percussive phrases can give me not comfort but palpitation, uniquely. His simple lyrics and lazy crazy voices can kick my empty heart to impress magnificently. Through his whole stage on this vinyl (or CD), his hot and dry material like air over desert may notify me what the real Krautrock should be.

Indeed there are lots of albums called as something of Krautrock textbooks, but I do consider we can add this intentionally whacked out (namely, wonderful or fantastic in our scene!) work as an atypical Kraut but a heavy Kraut-magma, into this subgenre library. Highly recommended.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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