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Bokaj Retsiem



3.11 | 16 ratings

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3 stars Good rockin, groovin psychedelic early krautrock. There is definitely some blues, funk and soul influence here, like most krautrock, but they shine through here more. Lots of organ, often with vibraphone effects of something. Contains your typical acid krautrock guitar tone and style. The compositions here are pretty simple, this is more psychedelic than progressive. Some pretty good jamming/soloing sections with enough complexity and melody to keep me interested. At only 32 minutes long, this record could have used a couple more solid songs, but is okay as it is. Not quite classic but impressive as one of the very first records to embody and begin to define the "krautrock" sound.

Highlight tracks: So Bad, Bokaj Retsiem, Pill (also the longest 3 tracks on the album)

Track lengths:

1. So Bad (6:04) 2. Classic Bokaj (0:30) 3. It's Over (4:22) 4. Only A Child (0:54) 5. Sad Bokaj (0:50) 6. I'm So Afraid (3:39) 7. Bokaj Retsiem (5:43) 8. Bossa Bokaj (0:30) 9. Pill (4:49) 10. Something's Wrong With Bokaj (0:45) 11. Drifting (4:40)

Recommended to any fans of Krautrock and late 60s psychedelic rock like Hendrix, Velvet Underground etc.

listen | 3/5 |


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