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4 stars Too "innovative" for material recorded over 40 years ago, and considered as a pioneer of Krautrock, let me mention.

Guess 1971 might be a golden year for Krautrock obscurities (e.g. Zippo Zetterlink, Mittelwinternacht '71, Semool, Fille Qui Mousse). It's said that almost all of tracks in this Damenbart's only one compilation "Impressionen '71", released in 1988 as a vinyl, be recorded in 1971. It's amazing the material in this stuff has already been recorded over 40 years before (especially the first track "Innovative Schwingungen" should be one of the masterpieces in Krautrock scene we may say okay?).

Anyway, the "Innovative (Schwingungen)" masterpiece has various appearances. Sensual touches, dry-fruity and well-matured weirdness, some rhythmic confusions, dark deadlines of a music precipice, deep infernal riffs with eccentric electronic blood, and killa attacks of sadistic and brutal noises ... all of those might have been one of the most innovative adventures for them, and might have got leadership in early 70s Krautrock scene (sad to say, actually they had ended in obscurity).

"Blumen Im Haar" can be called as a dream ... sometimes mellow, fanatic, and sometimes dark, depressive. Filled with ethnic percussion kicks, fantastic brilliant meditative states of mind can go forward into another psychedelia. In "Bewusstseinserweiterung" we can go to clearer nightmare than the previous track, along with Goddess' disquieting whispers, that can remind me another Fille Qui Mousse's "Esplanade". And the last one "Marihuanabrothers" can completely be thought transference drenched in marijuana smoke. We can say this stuff could be the furthest from Krautrock world, but simultaneously could exist there definitely. A mysterious, and terrific noise ambient one indeed.

If you get interested in heavy psychedelic experimental mind-altering medication through your ears, this superb album can be recommended. Not melodic nor fashionable, but unrefined, earth-smelled, bitter one for progressive rock freaks. Listen carefully and feel various beat colours violently.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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