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4 TIMES SOUND RAZING

Silberbart

 

Krautrock

3.23 | 41 ratings

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Dobermensch
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1 stars By 1971 things were getting rockier, hairier and generally more flared. 'Silberbart' went the whole 9 yards... and not just when ordering their trousers.

This is an annoying hard psych album from 1971 that is generally uninteresting, other than the vocals of Hajo Teschner which have to be heard to be believed.

I listened to this driving to work last week and decided not to wear my seat-belt simply because I wanted to die in a motor way crash before this album finished.

This is a rough and grainy sounding recording in the same vein as 'Guru Guru, Night Sun and Nosferatu'. That doesn't mean it's any good folks.

Listening to vocalist Hajo Teschner is an excruciating experience. What is intended as a vocal roar from Tarzan comes out as a thin, wandering shriek that shares its pitch with a ten year old child who is narrowly averting some Play Station disaster. It's feeble in the extreme, none more so than in 'Chub-Chub-Cherry' which on hearing is enough to make your neck curl up to your ears.

The vast bulk of '4 Times Sound Razing' is utterly forgettable and the parts that aren't, you wish were. Extremely raw electric guitars are wailed out for all who are willing to listen, and quite frankly, I'm not one. There's even a part where the bass is out of synch with the rest of the band.

Even their so-called masterwork 'Brain Brain' issues forth an ugly, crude straight Kraut track that could be better executed by any number of bands from the same era.

This is a towering monument to drivel and quite frankly exudes all the expressive physical dynamism of an unplugged Standard Lamp. Similar in many ways to my most disliked album in the entire Archive by 'Hairy Chapter' - this runs it a close second. Despite having a great sleeve this is one of the poorest albums I've ever heard.

Dobermensch | 1/5 |

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