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IMPRESSIONS ON READING ALDOUS HUXLEY

Brave New World

 

Krautrock

3.72 | 55 ratings

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chamberry
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3 stars Impression on Reading Aldous Huxley seems like the perfect soundtrack for a hippie-era film adaptation of the novel, Brave New World. The music here is expansive, hazy and, most of all, groovy; very groovy, in fact, which makes their music sound more pleasant to the ears at first, compared to their freak-out experimental peers from Germany, like Ash Ra Temple or Amon Düül II. Like other German bands of the era, Brave New World don't seem to mind borrowing from the American-style psychedelia. The music is also highly structured, compared to the jam-based sound of the previously mentioned bands. There's a definitive prog-rock atmosphere in between all the groovy-ness and mind-melting psychedelic effects, The End being the best example. That song is a world of its own, quite varied in atmosphere without sounding jagged or abrupt. Although I rather tend to skip Halpais Corn Dance, when in the right mood I enjoy it as well. Heck! With eyes closed I can see myself as the lil' Bernard Marx watching the Alpais dancing in the dust. (If only I had a bit of Soma to enjoy it all even more for hours on end...) As a whole, the albums flows seamlessly into its, rather humorless (compared to the novel), chilling end. This is, definitively, album worth checking out for fans of mind-expanding-70's-acid-groovy-trippy-far-out-yeah... man.

3.5

chamberry | 3/5 |

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