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3 stars On 'Dilivium' AINIGMA presents heavy rock with psychedelic leanings - technically not on a high level as for the musical skills. The band is performing the songs in a rough, unpolished and easygoing way. Considering they were young teens between 15 and 17 years when recording this you might see the album from a different angle a little bit. Willi Klüter holds the most important role with his organ - leading the band through 'Dilivium' all the way. His vocals are not that impressing though. Another hint for considering this as krautrock in its entirety is the slight gloomy atmosphere which the band evokes.

But the main point is that special guitar appearance which is really weird, quirky, messy. Somewhat controversial - is this simply bad or is it cult? I'm tending to the latter. Except the recording quality this is not a plain amateurish band - the songs have substance, are well-conceived with a lot of nice jamming moments. The eighteen minute title track is an example for that - containing the obligatory drum solo he is mixing up the heavy rocking fundament with a psychedelic flavour by changing into some floating parts - quite gripping and successful.

If someone is searching for special raw documents of the early german rock music history this album will be a good find.

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