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A.R. & Machines



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4 stars A.R. & Machines (or Achim Reichel) debut album is not just a classic kraut rock. Chronologically placed somewhere between early genre's works, this album is a strange, hypnotic and repetitive combination of guitar loops, unusual drumming and pop-elements. Heavily psychedelic, this work are more similar to some Brian Eno early works, but has nothing too much in common with many later classic kraut rock jazzy works.

Having similar aesthetics, this album sounds quite different even from genre colleagues of the same time. Some moments remind me Can though. And I believe that this album's diversity is its strong point. You can find there plenty of styles and sounds, from r,n,b to danceable pop moments, but everything - under deep sauce of psychedelia.

For me it was not what I expected to hear, and it took some time and many spins just to accept this work. Then, I could recommend it to everyone searching on kraut rock roots, or for fans of "different" early psychedelic prog as well.

snobb | 4/5 |


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