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DILUVIUM

Ainigma

 

Krautrock

3.09 | 44 ratings

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Bonnek
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2 stars Ainigma was a one-shot German heavy rock band. With the dominant organs and acid-rock songwriting their only album Diluvium rather sounds like a 1969 release then one from 1973. So this must have been quite a retro-trip even back when it came out.

The songs are all heavy rock that sometimes sounds like Uriah Heep on LSD. The 18 minute title track consist mainly of psychedelic jamming over a riff that reminds me a of like UH's own Gypsy. The band may have been part of the Kraut movement but there's little or no experimentalism, anarchy or free-jazz influence in this album. Only the fuzzy guitars and psychedelic organs add a Kraut spice to the sound, be it a rather insignificant one.

The songwriting on this album is rather average. There's not one melody that I would call either memorable, interesting, refreshing, surprising or moving. There are some fun bits while the band freaks out during the extended jams, but even that is far from anything noteworthy. There are at least 100 other Kraut albums to check out before this one. Cool cover.

Bonnek | 2/5 |

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