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2.12 | 28 ratings | 2 reviews | 14% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1975

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Autobahn (6:28)
2. Heilende Sonne (3:55)
3. Morgendämmerung (9:52)
4. Tabbert (4:41)
5. Du (5:32)
6. Inspektion (3:55)
7. Warum (6:03)

Total Time: 40:26

Line-up / Musicians

- Stefan Dörr / drums, backing vocals
- Werner Frey / guitar, lead vocals
- Helmut Heisel / bass
- Günter Lackes / keyboards, backing vocals

Releases information

LP Garden of Delights GOD 025

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GÄA Alraunes Alptraum ratings distribution

(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(14%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(18%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
Poor. Only for completionists (14%)

GÄA Alraunes Alptraum reviews

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Review by Eetu Pellonpaa
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
2 stars It's a shame to conclude quite low appraisal towards this record, as there is very good music on it. But the problem is that there's actually only 19 minutes of fine material from the 1975, and remaining 20 minutes are from casual training room jams from 1980's, worsened with annoying sound quality. They aren't musically very interesting numbers either.

The first three tracks are from the band's session at Leico studio, and these songs stand as the certain main feature here. These recordings weren't released before, as the band didn't sadly record more material back then and they disbanded 1978. This is a misfortune, as they did quite good music in my humble opinion. Their sound is very powerful, a raw organ driven psychedelic bluesy rock with influences of jazz and psychedelic vision. "Morgendämmerung" is a near ten minutes long instrumental tune, perhaps giving an impression from awakening to a hazy morning. "Autobahn" and "Heilende Sonne" have then strong vocals in German, and these are fine krautrock songs. But I think that these tunes should have been either added as bonus tracks on the CD version of the album "Auf Der Bahn Zum Uranus", or then these could have been released as a vinyl EP. Selling this packet as a full price long player CD isn't a very fair deal in my opinion, though the CD is otherwise produced well (fine covers, booklets etc.). Recommended only for those fans of the band or this musical style, who are willing to spend the money for so short an undbalanced album.

Review by philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
1 stars Fans of gorgeous psych guitars and kraut-spaced out dementia should avoid this album at all cost. With their first effort, Gaa delivered what I consider to be a true krautrock masterpiece: a mesmerizing trip full of intergalactic electronic grooves, kick ass fuzzing bluesy guitars and explosive improv/ instrumental parts. This second album is terribly weak compared to Auf Der Bahn Zum Uranus. I just can't understand the new turn taken by the band, especially because Alraunes Alptraum has been recorded just one year later. This album has no memorable songs, it consists only of souless conventional pop rockin' songs with bad vocals and really poor arrangements. The song Inspektion is just atrocious, delivering a commercial, electronic orientated song without any relief. There's no energy or invention here and the result is without interest. Extremely bad. Needless to say that is probably the worst album I've heard from the adventurous krautrock scene.

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