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VORTEX

Amon Düül II

 

Krautrock

2.83 | 42 ratings

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davidsporle
3 stars I have reviewed all the official duul 11 albums so far before this as i have got them all and heres the next review which is vortex,it starts with vortex which is keyboards and slow drum beating which is not a bad start and definatly sounds better than the other two albums before this the keyboards and drum beating goes on for till 2.40 mins in and changes and drumming doesnt change much just the symbol come in [sounds like anyway]and renate doing a ooooohing and ahhhing bit which sounds mellow and for duul it is mellow quite nice actually definatly worth having vortex is it still has the weirdness of duul in this a good start,next is holy west a song which i like alot and renate sounds good here in good form her voice is very good here and the music sounds just as good i think the duul here on this song sound good and as a song for duul is or might be one of my favorites by them and ends at 5.08 which is the right length i think just right,next is die 7 fetten jahre which starts with bass and guitars [acoustic] and then the guitars sound weird [nice though]and not sure whoes singing with renate but this sounds ok and then a bit comes in where theres a bunch of germans[which is kind of funny]and then a guitar bit comes in and soundfs ok and then the song goes back to wat it should be this is quite a good song but not as good as holy west although renate sounds good here and the bunch of germans singing would of been better without this but its stiil ok with the bunch,next iswings of the wind and renate sounds good on this and could of done with more music inthis song not so much drumming i think but it does get going but too much drumming and not enough guitar but there is a bit in this at the 3 minute mark it does sound better more to it,i can imagine a crowd singing tothis though it has that feeling so live probably better,next is mona and i love this song it starts with kind of german sounding [good]and renate is good here and the drumming goes well here i think and with another person singing in parts at times sounds ok to and the bit of sax sounds ok but could of done more of the sax i think near the end the other singers go with renate and ends ok this aint the best song theve done but its not to bad,next is we are machine starts and is the best or equally best with holy west on whole album as its got what duul should sound like on this album a not bad song with ok guitars in with it and renate sounds good here[she makes duul11 really i think] she makes duul sound better the guitar part is what youd expect from duul 11 i think at the later stages but nothing wrong with that[times change and music has to to] the bloke singing sounds ok not sure who though kind of sounds different but probably chris karrer then it ends,next is das gesternist das heute von morgen which starts with renate doing something which sounds good [u mustr hear this it sounds different]and then it gets going and with the others on vocals here in places doing like a german thing [this song is sung in german but it sounds very good actually i think]its a catchey song and the sax part is just what the doctor ordered from duul just what i think makes the song i,d love to hear this live then the song ends a good song,next is vibes in the air starts with slowish drumming with renate on vocals and this is not a bad song but on first listen it aint as if you hear it more it grows on you,at the 2.28 mark a drum bit comes in with renates voice which to me sounds like a march[not a bad thing]it goes out and then back after a bit and the acoustic guitars here remind me of abit of tanz der lermminge in bits in this song and with bits of violin in this song to and it ends the album,i have the reissue revisted rec from 2005 version with 2 bonus tracks with what ever first and is kind of a jam sounding but dont seem to bad of a song but kind of ok i seem to think this is for if your stoned or something like that this aint brilliant but it is listenable but i think it would of been better without this song whatever,next bonus is [ras]putin in der badewanne which is kind of like whatever but a better track and the guitar does sopund like a not to bad bit to learn very easy though just for jamming though i think[nothing else]this is again listenable and more better than whatever as the guitar bit is kind of get in my head a bit although it does same bit ,not to bad after all this album not the best place to start for a amon duul 11 album but ok its got say 3 or 4 songs which are ok holy werst is a good song the best i think on whole cd and concidering it was released in 1981 for the time for german rock it aint to bad but i think punk killed of this kind of music for quite sometime by this time[although i was only 6 at the time lol] i give this 3 stars no more much better than the other two albums before this.
davidsporle | 3/5 |

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