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5 stars Another obscure masterpiece of progressive-folk from the Germans. Differing from their earlier LP's in that it jettisoned the space-rock sound for a more song-based guitar-led sound this is Conny Veit's greatest achievement. Let's remember he was still only what? 18 when he wrote this. OK he did have Popol Vuh acting as his back-up band but still for someone so young this is a great achievement. As noted this is basically "Seligpreissung"- era Popol Vuh with the addition of a femail vocalist. Opener "This Morning" is delightful - another great European anglo=saxon-type folk sound, with aocustic guitar and piano crashes so invigorating they are akin to bathing in a Swiss alps waterfall, crystal clear guitar playin gby the best young guitarist Germany had to offer - Bury My Heart - sounds incredibly modern alos - certain tracks could be Kid A era Radiohead in action and this was 1973!!! Sode One is full of acoustic strumming and piano arpeggio's that occupy the saem heavenly ascendent trajectory as prime Popol Vuh. The penultimate track has a guitar figure so effective - a crystalinne Gilmour sound played with real verve and spiritual delight - that it is upsetting that it is so short - lasting only a few bars - before the paino's crash back in and the whole things slows down. This is PURE UNADULTERATED MUSIC FOR THE SOUL - Utter sublime brilliance very rarely equalled.
mandrake2 | 5/5 |


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