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Amon Düül II



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4 stars And every Krautrock freak, sorta dramatic Krautrock has got started via AMON DÜÜL II's dreamy, trippy soundscape.

This beautiful / flowery creation "Carnival In Babylon" released in 1972 cannot make the audience feel solid and inorganic like one of their early masterpieces "Yeti" but impressive gorgeous melody / percussion gems can be heard here there and everywhere. Not so complicated nor freakout is their melody line itself but filled with effective percussive psychedelia and dramatic / systemic key changes amongst paragraphs ... this should be drive us crazy into trance.

Soft and smooth combination of female voices and elegant melody lines cannot be heard even via late 60s psychedelic pop. This atmosphere would be considered not appropriate nor acceptable as an authentic Krautrock. However, their German psychedelic initiative should not there but plenty of hidden, subtle psychedelic flavour and taste ... that might be a kind of strategy for kicking the audience into a psychedelic trip without (or a tad with) hallucinogenic agents.

Strongly reminded me of a similar stream like "Hosianna Mantra" released in the same year by POPOL VUH, and strictly notified me eccentric trippy phrase drivin' be not all for Krautrock. Pop, catchy melody lines based upon well-matured, well-calculated subliminal material flooded with ethnicity, tribalism, and colourful percussive sound effects. Such an incredible mixture of sound could be created as one fantastic period in the progressive rock scene, let me say.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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