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Agitation Free



3.83 | 195 ratings

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As the name suggests, this is the second album from the band, and actually the last from the "real" Agitation free band, featuring the original line-up. Mainly instrumental, this 1973 album reaches perfection.

The opener piece, "First communication" is the perfect spacerock tune. It starts very slowly with sound effects (wind blowing) and progressively builds up with bass/guitar, drums and keyboards. This majestic rise leads to stunning developments with fantastic guitar, space keyboards and excellent rhythmic section.

"Laïla Part I" features a wonderful lyrical guitar solo, highly impressive and emotional followed by the second part, with an hypnotic bass/drum repetitive pattern on which guitar flies very high, playing a symphonic theme.

"In the silence of the morning sunrise " is a mellow blues piece with acid sound effects and evokes a trip's comedown. Always excellent guitar.

"A quiet walk" begins with experimental synthe and features a wonderful bouzouki solo played by Lutz Ulbrich -along with all guitar throughout the album- giving an eastern feeling to the piece.

The last piece is the weak one, features some singing -rather speaking- but ends on a repetitive theme with guitar somehow reminiscent of PF.

An underestimated masterpiece from this major band.

oliverstoned | 4/5 |


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