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Ash Ra Tempel



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Chris S
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4 stars Krautrock always highlights some of the best music in prog. Scwingungen is a typical ART offering. Side one offering tons of vocals, frenzied guitar work and mesmerizing percussion. Side two the title track is much more laid back and atmospheric " Suche & Liebe" is as mentioned really laid back until about five minutes from the end where some nice female vocals come in and the song finishes on a high. " Light & Darkness" is a masterpiece, Gottsching, Henke and Mueller provide an artistic masterpiece combining such incisive, hypnotic and plain bloodchilling music. This is where albums like Talking Heads's Remain In Light originate from, the rythms, percussion and frenetic guitars spasms all point back to Krautrock and the early 70's. Can would be another influence. It shows how visionary these groups were. Play " Remain In Light" and " Light & Darkness" one after the other and the similarities are spooky! I would give this album a five star were it not for the ambling at times " Suche & Liebe" but four stars is the absolute minimum it deserves. Incredible.
Chris S | 4/5 |


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