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Häx Cel



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3 stars We can give this one-off artist and this album the position as one of unknown early Krautrock creators and gems, can't we? This creation sounds not unified nor refined as melodic Krautrock masterpieces like Popol Vuh or Amon Düül II indeed, but it's an important material for us to understand this subgenre before strict definition of Krautrock.

Fantastic, psychedelic and delicious, gracious cembalo and explosively psychedelic and crazy flute sound very sensitive and sensual from the beginning "Albinoni". Bluesy, a bit plaintive flute-based heavy rock stuff "A Second Time", like "Marsch" or "Land Of Dreams" following later, is not challenging nor innovative enough but we can grab their strong and strange intention via such a poppy one.

Basically dreamy, meditative flute wind takes the lead in this creation but weird, polyrhythmic bass shooting and drumming definitely support their steady music theatre. "Bourree" or "Andante" is a classic one that can give us safe and sound during such an eccentricity. Sharp-edged rhythm section and flute are massively attractive in a strong one "Julius Caesar", with concern and mourning of a brave man, that could be well impressed along with lazy, dizzy voices. And "To Barbara" is a lovely stuff mixed with darkness, plaint, or something like grief, and a bit pleasure like brilliant sparkling water. Quite appropriate as the last enthusiastic suite.

In conclusion, this obscurity cannot be recommended for all Krautfreaks but please, you don't avoid such a mysterious historical fact as a Krautrock Specialist k

DamoXt7942 | 3/5 |


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