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3.38 | 19 ratings | 2 reviews | 5% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1989

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Innovative (13:39)
2. Blummen In Haar (7:02)
3. Bewusstseinserweiterung (7:30)
4. Marihuanabrothers (9:15)

Total time 37:26

2003 CD bonus tracks:
5. Ich Bin Der Wind (3:05)
6. Space Invocation (2:36)
7. Being Uns Den Frieden (7:49)
8. Baum Der Erkenntnis (8:29)

Line-up / Musicians

- Erwin Bauer / synthesizer, organ, guitar
- Bernd Barth / synthesizer, voice, effects
- Tina S. / voice

Releases information

Tracks 1-4: Recorded and mixed at the Großer-Space-Studio, May - December 1971
Track 5: Live in Sief, 1972.
Tracks 6-8: Impressionen '71 session outtakes (previously unreleased)

LP Dom Elchklang DOM EK 002 (1989, Germany)
CD Psychedelic Pig PIG CD 03 (2003, US, with 4 bonus tracks)

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DAMENBART Impressionen '71 ratings distribution

(19 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(5%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(53%)
Good, but non-essential (21%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
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Review by DamoXt7942
FORUM & SITE ADMIN GROUP Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams
4 stars Too "innovative" for material recorded over 40 years ago, and considered as a pioneer of Krautrock, let me mention.

Guess 1971 might be a golden year for Krautrock obscurities (e.g. Zippo Zetterlink, Mittelwinternacht '71, Semool, Fille Qui Mousse). It's said that almost all of tracks in this Damenbart's only one compilation "Impressionen '71", released in 1988 as a vinyl, be recorded in 1971. It's amazing the material in this stuff has already been recorded over 40 years before (especially the first track "Innovative Schwingungen" should be one of the masterpieces in Krautrock scene we may say okay?).

Anyway, the "Innovative (Schwingungen)" masterpiece has various appearances. Sensual touches, dry-fruity and well-matured weirdness, some rhythmic confusions, dark deadlines of a music precipice, deep infernal riffs with eccentric electronic blood, and killa attacks of sadistic and brutal noises ... all of those might have been one of the most innovative adventures for them, and might have got leadership in early 70s Krautrock scene (sad to say, actually they had ended in obscurity).

"Blumen Im Haar" can be called as a dream ... sometimes mellow, fanatic, and sometimes dark, depressive. Filled with ethnic percussion kicks, fantastic brilliant meditative states of mind can go forward into another psychedelia. In "Bewusstseinserweiterung" we can go to clearer nightmare than the previous track, along with Goddess' disquieting whispers, that can remind me another Fille Qui Mousse's "Esplanade". And the last one "Marihuanabrothers" can completely be thought transference drenched in marijuana smoke. We can say this stuff could be the furthest from Krautrock world, but simultaneously could exist there definitely. A mysterious, and terrific noise ambient one indeed.

If you get interested in heavy psychedelic experimental mind-altering medication through your ears, this superb album can be recommended. Not melodic nor fashionable, but unrefined, earth-smelled, bitter one for progressive rock freaks. Listen carefully and feel various beat colours violently.

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2 stars Krautrock can mean a lot of things. From jazzy melodies to rock to avant-garde to noise. Damenbart is one of the many one-album wonder bands in our archive. I do not know much, not to mention anything, about this band. This album is also most definate in the avant-garde, bordering to noise, win ... (read more)

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