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Founded in Berlin, Germany in 1969 (as The Lovely People) - Disbanded in 1980 - Reformed at times as a solo project by Stephan Kaske

MYTHOS emerged from the Berlin underground scene in 1969. Less known than others german bands and artists as AMON DUUL, Klaus SCHULZE... they also signed their debut effort for the legendary ohr label. Their first two albums "Mythos" and "Dreamlab" represent Krautrock at its finest. The general mood of the band during that period was orientated to free space/psychedelic music with a lot of electric organs and keyboard parts. Their self title album includes acoustic and oriental elements as flute, sitar... which add a mystical flavor to the music. The following albums will be very far from the space, peaceful and strange music developped in the two first albums. The releases of "Concrete City" and "Strange Guys" show a new musical direction taken by the band, they turned to something more mainstream, synth, with numerous short songs. Nevertheless their two first are an absolute must for prog completists and all fans of Krautrock.

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3.61 | 96 ratings
Mythos
1972
3.51 | 50 ratings
Dreamlab
1975
3.09 | 23 ratings
Strange Guys
1977
2.60 | 18 ratings
Concrete City
1979
3.39 | 18 ratings
Quasar
1980
1.17 | 8 ratings
Grand Prix
1981
5.00 | 1 ratings
Surround Sound Evolution
2012
4.00 | 1 ratings
Jules Verne Forever
2015

MYTHOS Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

5.00 | 2 ratings
Superkraut - Live At Stagge's Hotel 1976
2011

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2010

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 Mythos by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1972
3.61 | 96 ratings

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Mythos
Mythos Krautrock

Review by siLLy puPPy
Collaborator PSIKE, JR/F/Canterbury & Eclectic Teams

4 stars MYTHOS was one of Germany's first Krautrock bands that formed in Berlin in 1969 influenced by the unfulfilled potentials of Pink Floyd's "Saucerful Of Secrets" and then rode the psychedelic rock scene with contemporaries such as Ash Ra Tempel and Hawkwind. The band was a trio that consisted of Stephan Cask (guitars, sitar, flute, synthesizer, vocals, vocoder), Hard Weiße (bass, acoustic guitar, effects) and Thomas Hildebrand (drums, percussion.) MYTHOS found a home in good Krautrock company, the famous Ohr label that hosted some of the best known bands of the day including Embryo, Guru Guru, Birth Control and early Tangerine Dream. The self-titled debut was released in 1972 which became quite well known at the time after playing live with other progressive oriented bands such as Family and Colosseum as well as hard rock acts like Humble Pie. The album was produced by future Scoprions collaborator Dieter Dierks.

The MYTHOS debut album exudes a mysterious vibe instantly from its lysergic album cover art and the music pretty much follows suit with the only exception being the rather oddball track on the album, the opening "Mythoett" which is a folk rock interpretation of Handel's "Feuerwerkmusik" with Stephan Kaske playing the melody on the flute. The album takes on its more cosmic head trip starting with the the second track "Oriental Journey" which found the band on a lengthy jam session with Eastern vocal chants, sitars and other Eastern sounds crafted into a free flowing Krautrock extravaganza. On the original vinyl LP the track was connected with the following "Hero's Death" but these are two distinctly different tracks and rightfully have been separated on future releases.

While "Oriental Journey" was grounded on planet Earth, "Hero's Death" starts out taking off into space with wild oscillating electronic sounds simulating space ship travel as well as near 10 minute sonic journey into the cosmosphere with a Amon Dull II fueled bass groove and accompanying hard rock guitar and extra sounds to create the ultimate trip. Kaske's freaked out vocals are perfectly suited for the somewhat paranoid and meandering musical flow that takes an improvisational jamming session and augments it with moments of light fluffiness led by the flute and atmospheric synthesizers and then returns to a harder edged rock bombast to fuel the proper contrast. The bass groove provides the anchoring effect while the guitar has free reign to employ bizarre pick slides, heavy bluesy riffing and stunt guitar tricks while the percussion maintains an oddly timed progressive rock feel.

Originally swallowing up the entire second side of the vinyl LP on the 1972 release, the two-part "Encylopedia Terra" is the highlight of the album which tackles ecological issues and the failure of humankind to exist as stewards of the planet. The narrations were inspired by H.G. Wells' novel "The Time Machine" where a man travels 3300 years into the future in the hopes of finding a better planet but ultimately finds one that had been completely destroyed. The two parts swallowing up over 17 minutes of running time naturally allows the musical flow the proper time to ratchet up incrementally. Starting out as a cosmic heady psychedelic primordial ooze the track morphs into a harder rocking structure with heavy drumming bombast that implements military marches, bluesy guitar licks and a heavy bass groove as the atmospheric keyboards provide the ever-changing cloud cover. "Part 1" culminates in a total breakdown that offers the perfect freak out before morphing into the second stage of the act.

"Part 2" picks up as a mellow comedown after the bombastic conclusion of "Part 1." Distant bells provide a rhythmic drive while chirping birds and trippy synth runs build up into a more rock oriented Kraut-groove a la Amon Duul II. The flute once again becomes an important melody maker but ultimately the guitar dives in offers some riffing counterpoints to bring the track into full rock regalia. The melodic grooves offers a free flowing menu of musical variations before the the track culminates in the spoken word poetry from the "Time Machine" novel. As Kaske recounts the tale, the music becomes a mere backdrop that almost becomes a lullaby and then just like that the album is over as the Krautrock journey abruptly ends but not forgotten.

True that the album suffers a bit from the odd choice of opening with "Mythoett" which seems woefully out of place in the company of stranger kosmische Kraut jams but MYTHOS is an album that always hits me in the right place and comes off as the ultimate freaky journey for those seeking them out. While not a perfect release and doesn't have the immediate effects that bands like Can, Neu! or Amon Duul II may have had, MYTHOS nonetheless offers a true unadulterated Krautrock experience that offers a musical experience that matches the visual freakery of the album cover art. Overall MYTHOS provides a peaceful journey with pleasant melodic undercurrents that occasional climax into overpowering militant bombast with heavy rock guitar and percussive domination. The thematic developments perfectly envelope the MYTHOS moniker that evokes epic tales of cosmic exploration that result in both harmonic bliss as well as melancholic agony. The album may not have gone down as one of the Krautrock scene's most essential examples of the genre but personally i've always loved this one quite a bit and listen to it on a regular basis.

 Mythos by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1972
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Mythos Krautrock

Review by patrickq
Prog Reviewer

3 stars Here, on its debut, the Berlin Krautrock group Mythos is a studio-augmented power trio: guitarist/sitarist/flautist Stephan Kaske, bassist/guitarist Harold Weiße, and drummer Thomas Hildebrand. While heavy-prog three-piece segments are the backbone the last two-thirds of the album, there are nonconforming passages interspersed throughout.

The oddest track here is actually the opening number, 'Mythoett,' a reimagining of a Händel piece. Based only on this song, you'd expect that Mythos would be prog-folk album. While 'Mythoett' is technically a power-trio song, Kaske plays flute rather than guitar. This is followed by the longer-form 'Oriental Journey,' during which the instrumental configuration changes from sitar/acoustic guitar/drums to flute/bass/drums to sitar/bass/drums. Segues between these movements are marked by sections sung by Kaske and a passage dominated by ethereal sound effects.

The traditional 'power trio' arrangement (i.e., with electric guitar) first appears on 'Hero's Death,' parts of which remind me of early-1970s King Crimson. 'Hero's Death' forms a bridge between the somewhat lighter opening songs and the more heavy and experimental Side Two. Like 'Oriental Journey,' but unlike the remainder of the album, it contains sections sung by Kaske, and contains some cleaner three-piece arrangements similar to those on the first two songs - - but with the electric guitar replacing the sitar and flute. 'Hero's Death' also introduces the kind of freak-and-roll sections in which 'Encyclopedia Terra Part 1' will culminate.

Side Two is comprised the two sections of 'Encyclopedia Terra,' the whole of which the band appears to consider its magnum opus. 'Part 1' opens with a musique concrete collage of ominous chords underlying the singing of birds - - implying a peace whose end is inevitable. Following the introduction of the rhythm section, a plaintive guitar enters at about two minutes, and the three instruments converge in a syncopated pattern at four. Soon enough, the guitar begins going rogue, as they say, and is joined by a second overdubbed guitar as the band departs King Crimson territory entirely for the crazy, fractured environs of Krautrock à la early Ash Ra Tempel. At this point, the war is on. Eventually, the martial syncopation returns. The final three-plus minutes of 'Part 1' is comprised by synthesizer- generated effects simulating air-raid sirens, warplanes, falling bombs, and explosions, over Hildebrand's equally violent drumming.

And then, finally, there's 'Encyclopedia Terra Part 2,' which, from a structural point of view, is like the 'Soon' section of Yes's 'Gates of Delirium' (from 1974's Relayer). The birds are back (shades of 'Close to the Edge,' which was also released in 1972), now joined by church bells. A Moog-ish, monophonic synth lead appears and the power trio is reintroduced, eventually joined by the flute, a second track of bass guitar, and, around 2:30, the electric guitar. The tempo is slower than on 'Part 1,' giving this track more of a heavy-prog feel. The group settles into the main vamp - - again, a Crimsonian affair - - for a minute, beginning around 3:30. The final three minutes of the album is a rhythmless ethereal synth passage over which Kaske recites a story about the future of mankind.

Mythos is a solid album. Overall, the sound is decent for an album recorded in late 1971 (I purchased my copy from emusic.com, so I don't know whether it is the 1994 CD release (which seems probable) or a later remaster). The production, by Dieter Dierks is good, if a bit unsubtle in the reverb department. The instrumental performances are strong throughout. To me, this would be a four-star album if the compositions were a bit more inspired. As it stands, Mythos is an enjoyable period piece.

 Mythos by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1972
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Mythos Krautrock

Review by Menswear
Prog Reviewer

5 stars Now that's a good album!

What keeps Mythos of deserving a perfect score is..er... I can't find a serious star-eating fault to their first offering. They captured pretty well the Kosmicke way of thinking with obscure lyrics, sang with pupil dilated eyes from the bottom of a cavern. Trippy to say the least, they have all the ingredients of psychedelics topped with nice touches of mellotron and tasty flute. Closing your eyes and headphones are a must if you want to grab the vibe and the prophetical speech in the end is a great, mystical way of ending an album.

The perfect soundtrack if you wander in the Grand Canyon after dropping an acid tablet. I wouldn't be surprised if you get the munchies after listening to it!

An obscure but fascinating object.

 Dreamlab by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1975
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Dreamlab
Mythos Krautrock

Review by Progfan97402
Prog Reviewer

4 stars This was their second album, for some strange reason, a three year gap between the last album. This time the Ohr label was renamed Kosmiche Musik so that's the label Dreamlab was on. It's strange that in those three years the, while the band featured a totally different lineup, except for Stephen Kaske, the sound hadn't really all changed that much. Musically this is a bit like Achim Reichel & the Machines, Ash Ra Tempel, and Jethro Tull. Lots of echoey flute and guitar. I will have to say I never cared for "Expeditions". It's because it's a lousy song in which Stephan's nasally, raspy voice really detracts bad, plus the song itself is pretty cheesy. Luckily much is the rest of the album is instrumental and Krautrock at its finest. Even the when the vocals reappear, they're thankfully much more brief and the music was much better than "Expeditions". Still worth having in your collection, and I'd give it five stars if it weren't for the dreadful "Expeditions", so four stars it is.
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Mythos Krautrock

Review by Igor91

4 stars Mythos' debut LP from 1972 is an excellent slab of seriously psychedelic rock of the German variety. I must admit that this one was a grower for me, as the vocals get some getting used to. The opening track, "Mythoett" is a nice, hippie-dippie, flute injected tune, and probably the easiest to digest for the uninitiated listener. With the following song, "Oriental Journey," things get a bit darker and weirder. There is some nice percussion work and sitar going on here, and we hear vocals for the first time. The vocals are haunting and drenched in reverb, which suits the music well. Next up we have "Hero's Death," which sounds like a combination of Pink Floyd circa 1967 and proto-doom metal band Pentagram in the early 70's, and it actually works quite well. The vocals on this one are a bit "off" so to speak, so if you are into Krautrock you will take this as part of its charm, if not you may cringe and run. After repeated listens it definitely grows on you, as does the whole album.

Finally, we have the second half of the album closed with a two part track, "Encyclopedia Terrae." The epic song is an instrumental psychedelic paradise with lots of freaky workouts reminiscent of early Pink Floyd and Ash Ra Temple. It closes with a spoken word story, which is very "of the time" so to speak. It talks about the "killing and fighting" of mankind and how a man built a time travel machine to go into the future to try and escape it, and fails, suggesting (accurately, unfortunately) that it is part of human nature to be violent.

One of the things that struck me most was how well the album sounds. The recording and production is very good for 1972 West Germany, and gives this one a little bit of a boost in the process. It is certainly not a ground breaking masterpiece by any means, but a very good offering of truly psychedelic Krautrock from the early 70's. Mythos would completely revamp its line up after its debut, save Stephan Kaske, and their follow up, "Dreamlab," is not as strong in my opinion. I give their self-titled debut 4 stars.

 Mythos by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1972
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Mythos
Mythos Krautrock

Review by Atavachron
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

2 stars Fairly spaced-out Krautpsych with lots of moaning and ethnocentric nonsense, the Mythos debut is a chore to listen to. But when has that ever stopped progheads from owning something with such neat-o cover art and cool band name? I suppose in '72 there were just enough altered states to make this a keeper, but in the light of the post-drug wake up call, it's a tidy forty minutes of lost souls, unwashed hair, the staggering odor of patchouli, and a hole where ten bucks used to be. This is what "stoner rock" was before it became what it is, and for that it deserves some credit. A drop.
 Strange Guys by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1977
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Strange Guys
Mythos Krautrock

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Who actually knows the truth behind Mythos' constant line-up changes?Sure thing is Kaske moved to the second half of the 70's without the help of Robby Luizaga or Hans-Juergen Puetz (he went on to join Touch).He didn't spend much time in finding their replacements, he actually added three new members, Sven Dohrow on guitar/Mellotron, Ronny Schreinzer on drums and Eberhard Seidler on bass.This Mythos quartet recorded the album ''Strange guys'' in two different, weekly sessions in November 77' at Dierks Studio and the album was released at the fall of the year on Dieter Dierks' own, short-lived Venus label.

Three different cores, three different distribiuting labels and three stylistical changes is the story of Mythos until 1977.These were some ''Strange guys'' indeed, or better said Kaske was the strange guy, as he refused to settle in a particular style and this third album finds his band attempting a blend of a classic Kraut Rock sound with more synth-drenched soundscapes and experiments, propably far from the true cosmic flavor of German acts of the style and more into a HAWKWIND meet ELOY style.The edgy and neurotic synth splashing of ''Aeronaut'' might give the listener the idea of Mythos becoming a late-70's progressive joke, but soon things will get better.There are too many styles in here to classify the album, the basic principle is still a Teutonic-inclined insistence on rhythmic textures with changing tempos and breaks into acoustic territories, propelled by the narcotic drumming and the mascular bass plays.But among the mass of these principles Kaske would introduce the epic atmospheres of ELOY from the ''Ocean''-era along with some sharper Hard Prog links, characterized by the fiery electric guitars and the odd synth lines.Occasional Folk and symphonic underlines are added via the flute and keyboard parts and the long tracks present a tight mixture of stylistical variations, performed with consistency and coherence and swirling around spacious and rockin' interventions.

This one belongs definitely among the most original late-70's prog outputs.It's spacious, energetic and even poetic music, but above all it's solid Kraut-Prog Rock with some fascinating instrumental work.Strongly recommended...3.5 stars

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3.61 | 96 ratings

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Mythos
Mythos Krautrock

Review by Tarcisio Moura
Prog Reviewer

2 stars A friend borrowed me this CD; the debut album of this obscure Berlin based band from the beginning of the 70´s. I´ve got to admit that this trio of guys were a skillful bunch, specially Stephan Kaske who could handle guitars, flute, zither and keyboards with apparently ease, and the ohter two were not far behind.

Their music is quite varied going from pastoral to heavy rock to electronic and so far. It would be great if they were put together, but actually those styles are featured on each track. So Mythoett is the pastoral bit, with flutes reminding me of Jethro Tull´s Bourée. Hero´s Death is heavy rock, while Oriental Journey is filled with sitars and (surprise!) eastern rhythms. Vocals are all electronic processed and they made me think of Eloy around the time of their Floating period, only even more on the fake side of it.

The second side of the original LP is more of experimental music, with only two trakcs, the instrumental Encyclopedia Terra part 1 being the most interesting, mixing elements of ambient/space rock/electronic with various sound effects. The second track has a long spoken story and both the theme and the music around it dated badly.

In the end I found this CD to be more promising than anything else. Clearly they were still green on the songwriting department. But since they proved to be capable musicians I guess I´ll look for their follow ups to see how they developed from here. As it is, this disc is clearly for the krautrock fans and collectors only.

Rating: 2.5 stars. .

 Dreamlab by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1975
3.51 | 50 ratings

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Dreamlab
Mythos Krautrock

Review by apps79
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

3 stars Shortly after the release of Mythos' debut Harald Weisse and Thomas Hildebrand left Kaske as the only remaining member.Hildebrand went on to join Metropolis and he was replaced by Michael Krantz, while Axel Bauer was the new drummer.This new formation, established in late 72', was prooved to be short-lived and Kaske revamped Mythos with newcomers Robby Luizaga on bass/acoustic guitar/Mellotron and Hans-Juergen Pluta on drums/percussion.Working for about a year on a new album, Mythos eventually returned in 1975 with ''Dreamlab'', a work released on Ohr's division label Kosmische Musik.

It couldn't be a better choice of a label with Mythos presenting a largely different sound than on their debut, stripped down from the evident Classical influences and leaning towards a folkier direction, always surrounded by the typical Kraut Rock rhythmic tones.This time the focus is on psychedelic experiments, hypnotic soundscapes and pastoral arrangements with acoustic/electric guitars in evidence and constant use of flutes, delivering smooth textures with poetic singing and trippy synthesizers, which are every now and then overpowered by an already familiar JETHRO TULL attitude, based on harder electric riffing.''Mythalgia'', which is also the longest track, appears to be the only evident link with the previous album, although coming in a much more cosmic enviroment, featuring a more pronounced Mellotron, fiery flute drives but also a stretched, psychedelic soundscape with synth effects, pastoral flutes and acoustic guitars after the middle.Unfortunately Mythos would never reach the absolute inspiration of their debut, as this one's missing the unpredictable twists and tension of ''Mythos''.''Dreamlab'' has also a stronger Kraut Rock vibe with a bit of a loose execution and an obvious sense of abnormality during its pieces with nonetheless some clever ideas on combining Psychedelic Rock, Folk Music and Kraut Rock.

Nowhere near the monumental debut of the band.But this does not mean that ''Dreamlab'' is far from satisfying.It's well-played Kraut/Psychedelic Rock with powerful flute work and nice electroacoustic moments, not to mention Kaske's original voice.Recommended.

 Grand Prix by MYTHOS album cover Studio Album, 1981
1.17 | 8 ratings

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Grand Prix
Mythos Krautrock

Review by Aussie-Byrd-Brother
Special Collaborator Rock Progressivo Italiano Team

1 stars What a nasty little history I have with this unfortunate album. When I first started getting into prog twenty years ago in the early 90's, I came across Mythos' 1981 album `Grand Prix' in a second hand record shop. It was in amazing condition, not a scratch on it, and the cover was in immaculate condition. Looking back, that was probably a sign. Anyway, I knew the name Mythos because of several defining albums they put out initially in their career, and at this early stage of my prog adventure, I wasn't yet aware to be wary of progressive related albums from this period. Words fail me of the horror I discovered on playing this, and a day later I cashed it back into the same store for a fraction of what I paid for it. You can read a bit further down my reasons for doing so.

Cut forward to late 2013, and `Grand Prix' is back on CD. Looking back on my early prog years, I made several mistakes by getting rid of albums I was simply too new to prog to appreciate - can you believe I cashed in Grobschnitt's `Solar Music Live' for a few dollars? I would kill for that album again now, or at least seriously maim - so I suppose part of me wondered if I'd made a similar mistake with this one. I had that ethical dilemma, the devil on one shoulder, an angel on the other offering advice. The angel, most likely a kangaroo with wings, was whispering `Oh, how bad can it be, perhaps you'll approach it with a new perspective and really enjoy it!' The devil, who now that I think back, actually looked just like this album, was urging `Go on, get it. You know you're dying to hear it...'. Sadly, Old Nick won out this time, and I've been able to relive the terror all over again, partying just like it's 1994 again.

Instead of grand Krautrock/acid prog, sole member at this point Stephan Kaske decided to model Mythos around synth pop, and especially then popular artists at the time in that field like Kraftwerk or even Yellow Magic Orchestra. The problem is, his interpretation of the style is the cheesiest, most childish muzak on the thinnest sounding synths ever, totally devoid of anything resembling progressive rock, or even intelligent electronic music that Tangerine Dream were making more accessible to the masses. This sounds like cheerful chirpy upbeat video game music of the time, in fact it probably would have better served as a fitting soundtrack to the latest arcade games begging for your coins in the local Fish N Chip shop. Almost every piece is up-tempo and poppy with impossibly weedy beatbox-like programming (often drifting close to disco territory too), and although essentially instrumental, there's occasional treated Vocoder voices mixed so low and badly that you cant even make out what they're saying. One track `Robot Secret Agents' (yes, really) features flat and pained lead vocals, and sticks out even more amongst the dross. But the new re-release offers two bonus tracks (curiously not mentioned on the back cover) that are better than anything else on the album, `Rockwarts' being more dark industrial and brooding, the spacey `Mellotron Mystique' floating and eerie, displaying all the subtlety and beauty completely absent from the main album. If these are from the same sessions, what a missed opportunity.

It's a shame, because buried so far beneath the lifeless plastic-toy synths, you hear the barest signs of potential. Whenever the sax and flute from Stephan show up (bits of `Transamazonica' and `Bermuda Dreieck' are quite nice because of this), or you get a quick flash of Mellotron, your interest picks up right away and you're given the slightest hope the album has turned a corner. But these moments seem like a demonic tease, as seconds later it's back to fluff. What's especially frustrating is that other Krautrock artists successfully moved into electronic territory, such as Ashra (`New Age of Earth' is completely faultless to me) and Cluster, to still make intelligent thoughtful music. There is no reason that Stephan/Mythos couldn't have aimed for a more ambient direction instead and retained some credibility. If Mythos wanted to head in a pop direction, that's fine, but at least they should have had strong material and memorable melodies to justify it.

I don't like making an easy target of albums with a poor reputation, and I'm all for progressive artists trying new things, but some albums are infamous with good reason. I really fail to see anyone enjoying this one, even fans of synth pop, let alone progressive rock listeners and followers of the band from their early albums. Someone needed to say to Kaske `No, Stephan'...At best, I can only recommend it for people wanting to hear how uninspired a once great artist can be. Hopefully the comeback album from 2012 sets things right again.

One star, but the bonus track on the CD reissue `Mellotron Mystique' is almost worth another star alone. Oh, and the CD booklet has several nice pictures...

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