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INERTIADROME

Ultralyd

 

Krautrock

3.78 | 8 ratings

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snobb
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4 stars Some interesting albums are coming just at the end of the year! Norway's Ultralyd are active from early 90-s and from free-jazz avant improv band transformed to neo-Kraut one!

This album is possibly most structured and easy accessible one, but it no way means it's a easy listening. From very first seconds of the album's opener you will hear distorted bass vibration, excellent drumming in best Can traditions and well played dark repetitive sound.

"Street Sex" is more avant, more distorted, with sax screams - and more dangerous. Freaky groove will catch you right there! Noises, vibrations and almost funky rhythmic structure is combined with excellent Kjetil T. Møster's sax free form improvs.

"Contaminated Man" is heavy, almost brutal metallic composition, but with serious doze of psychedelia in it. Possibly a bit too bulky though."Geodesic Portico " opens with sax solos and continues as sax-over-the-tribal-drumming composition with distorted bass,filling half of the space. Not too fast, more dark, almost totalitarian hypnotic instrumental.

The last album's song, "Cessahtlon", is a noisy one. Jazzy drumming in combination with ZU- influenced sax and repetitive, almost industrial rhythmic structure.

Not so many modern bands are experimenting with Krautrock nowadays. This album is really nice surprise for everyone with interest to modern music on the crossroads of psychedelic free jazz and noisy brutal avant prog.

snobb | 4/5 |

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