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Ash Ra Tempel



3.74 | 198 ratings

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3 stars Though this album may not be as perfect as their debut, this album is fairly credible for adding vocals to the mix of their already unstructured and psychedelic sound. The vocalist, John L, is average to say the least, but better than most people in the Krautrock genre as a whole. Also, drummer Klaus Schulze left to pursue his famous solo career, though I wish he did stay with drumming as this album could have been much more different and lucid.

1.Light - Look at Your Sun - A very good opener, but much different from anything of their debut album, which is a masterpiece. The guitar playing is much bluesier and different from anything that I have heard before, though it is completely LSD tinged with its slow playing and note changes. The song dosent really go anywhere for a while, though turns into an average blues workout with average vocal performances and instrumental performances. (7.5/10)

2.Darkness - Flowers Must Die - An odd title name, though it is definatly suited for the type of music. It's much darker and jazzier than the opening track or anything off the previous album. This is my favourite track as well, mixing pure psychedelia with excellent jazz chords and electronic flourishes. (8.5/10)

3.Suche & Liebe - The track may sustain for as long as Amboss of the previous album, but cannot truely match the expectations that were previously set. The opening is a spiraling trip to nowhere, though it may seem to be trying to reach the deeper parts of space as it fails to go anywhere near the clouds. The track really dosent go anywhere untill the end of the track, by then, it's too little, too late. (6/10)

An album of mysterious leanings to me. It's much jazzier than what was intended with their debut and can't really get off the ground with it's few good pieces of music. 3 stars because it has a good and jazzy feeling to it, but all in all, you do not need this in your collection.

Jazzywoman | 3/5 |


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