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NIGHT WORKS

Gila

 

Krautrock

3.37 | 38 ratings

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Bonnek
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2 stars Released in 1999 but a featuring a 1972 radio broadcast recording featuring all new material that was supposed to be Gila's second album. Given the rather poor quality of the recordings, this release is only of interest to dedicated Gila and Agitation Free fans.

But the quality of the material is quite strong in places and with a bit more time and fine-tuning this could have been a potentially excellent follow up for the Gila debut. The music is perfectly in line with that album and offers mid-paced psych-blues-jams with a clear nod to pre-Dark Side Pink Floyd. The first two or three tracks are excellent but from then onwards the jamming gets gradually more predictable. The Gila Symphony / Communication II suite sounds entirely dull and uninspired in my ears.

Conny Veit would take Gila into an entirely different direction with the next studio album and he wouldn't use a single note from the material of these sessions. That doesn't sound to me like he was too happy with them either. 3 stars if you don't mind the average recording quality. 2 stars because I do.

Bonnek | 2/5 |

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