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KRAAN

Kraan

 

Jazz Rock/Fusion

4.02 | 113 ratings

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Priamus
3 stars Kraan - Between Krautrock and Jazz Rock

Kraan's debut album is based on the experimental Krautrock. There are improvisational parts with weird leads but also nice melodies. The most defining band member, however, is the bass player playing funky parts with great feeling. He was definetaly one of the best of his time. Additionaly, there is a saxophone player accounting for the Jazz.

The album starts with "Sarah's Ritt durch den Schwarzwald". The song is basicly a riff on the pentatonic but it doesn't matter. Instead the bass riff is great. The lyrics at the beginning deal with an offering towards Sarah to smoke a joint. I think that has to be accridited to the time. "M.C. Escher" is a slower track with nice saxophone melodies. "Kraan Arabia" has the mood of arabic music. Moreover, it has great hooks. After "Sarahs Ritt durch den Schwarzwald" the secound best song of the album. "Head" is more like a long improvisational piece than an actual song. I don't like the drum solo and I think it is way too long. "Sarah auf der Gänsewies" is a short ending track. I think it symbolises the mood, after Sarah had smoked the joint. It is a calm song.

I like the album quite a bit and it is a good addition for a Krautrock collection. This is due to the great bass playing and the different moods, which are created towards the album.

Priamus | 3/5 |

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