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4 TIMES SOUND RAZING

Silberbart

 

Krautrock

3.23 | 40 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars SILBERBART were a power trio from Germany who released one album back in 1971.These guys are twisted man, I mean they aren't normal ! When the singer screams and shrieks he sounds like a young Geddy Lee, and the music here is very psychedelic and "out there" at times, while at others it's heavy and raw. Some great ideas from these guys though as they take us on a trip far from what is sane and normal. Yes this is vintage Krautrock.

The first song "Chub Chub Cherry" is my least favourite and the most straight forward of the 4 tracks. It's the shortest (4 1/2 minutes) too as the others all clock in at over 10 minutes. Aggressive guitar and raw vocals lead the way until the chorus where he whispers "chub chub cherry" a few times.That's the part I don't like. "Brain Brain" is haunting to begin with as softly sung vocals come in. A sudden unexpectant explosion of sound erupts 3 minutes in with a chilling and deranged scream for good measure. It kicks into an uptempo melody 5 1/2 minutes in and vocals come in before 6 minutes. I really like the guitar 7 minutes in and the psychedelic freak outs that follow. A "far out" calm settles in and then he starts singing in a reserved manner before 12 1/2 minutes. A heavy beat arrives before 14 minutes and the guitar starts to make some noise.

"God" is heavy and kind of dark to open. Nice. It turns psychedelic before 2 minutes before kicking back in a minute later with an awesome guitar solo that lights it up. Vocals are back before 4 minutes. It turns gloomy with almost spoken vocals then it kicks back in again. Fantastic sound 8 1/2 minutes in. Several times this song seems to end but then starts up again. "Head Tear Of The Drunken Sun" is where he reminds me of Geddy when he screams, and he does that a lot. Haha. A nice heavy sound here and it's kind of catchy. It turns spooky almost alarming really before 6 minutes. Dissonant sounds follow or maybe insane is the word i'm looking for. It kicks back in before 9 minutes. Nice bass here with some blistering guitar a minute later. Vocals are back again 10 1/2 minutes in.

An adventerous trip into the bizarre and unknown awaits for all who are willing to take the chance.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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