Label: Домашняя Коллекция - none,Навигатор - none • Format: 2x, CDr CD-ROM, Compilation, Unofficial Release MP3, 256 kbps • Country: Russia • Genre: Rock, Folk, World, & Country • Style: Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
This leads to a completely different, though equally classic riff, and to still another riff after that. The last one, though, brings it down a notch, and even introduces some nice sitar to the mix. Where this band has distanced itself from the other krautrock bands is its unrelenting eclecticism and variety in its arrangements.
Percussion enters sporadically, though this piece is certainly not about groove. Romantic, heavenly organ repeats what the violin only hinted at earlier, and I'm taken to the next plane in space-rock.
Pretenders usually wuss out by including some ridiculous spoken word thing or, even worse, start playing a guitar solo. Not these guys; after the organ, more sound affects and disembodied instrumental embellishments ensue, with the most horrific being the pounded piano about twelve minutes in. As psychedelic noise symphonies go, this is in a class all by itself. Three shorter pieces end the album, most likely as sobering agents after the preceding journeys.
They issued a declaration: "We are eleven adults and two children which are gathered to make all kinds of expressions, also musical. Os Mutantes , with a focus on political activities. The members were close to Kommune 1 in Berlin and boasted, for a time, a prominent member in the model and activist Uschi Obermaier. They wound down in after releasing four official albums and a posthumous fifth , though all except one were recorded at the sessions for their debut.
Four of the band's five album releases consist of jamming sessions recorded in late or early The musicians credited on these sessions are:. They signed to the United Artists label and released a string of highly regarded albums with strong psychedelic and progressive flourishes. After , the band changed labels and moved towards more accessible music, before finally disbanding in the late s.
Between and , they released five albums. The first Amon Duul split almost instantaneously, with one faction retaining the name and the other using the name Amon Duul II. It is this British version of the band who recorded this album in Of even greater interest though is the presence of the late Robert Calvert of Hawkwind, who provides the lyrics and lead vocals. The music here is generally more accessible that that of the other Amon Duul configurations, with strong melodies and choruses.
Calvert's vocals are slightly distorted and sometimes multi-tracked. Instrumentally, it is the guitar of John Weinzierl and the synth of Joie Hinton which dominates, with both contributing fine performances. The opening "Big wheel" has all the ingredients of a potential single for the 's, with hints of bands such as Japan, Talk Talk, the Human League and even a bit of Bowie. The song, which once again has single potential, includes a superb but all too brief guitar break. The feature track is the 8 minute "Drawn to the flame", where Calvert's vocals are supported by Julie Wareing.
Calvert's slightly off key delivery suits this pulsating piece perfectly The song is allowed to develop through a more intricate structure into something of an epic.
Wareing assumes the role of lead vocalist for two remaining tracks, giving those songs a different feel to the rest of the album. The 80's atmosphere remains, but the tracks seem even more straightforward and commercial. That said, "They call it home" has some good riffs generating a fine overall sound.
The song sometimes entitled "Drawn to the flame part 2" is in fact simply an alternative version of "Drawn to the flame". There are significant differences in the two versions though, this rendition resisting the temptation to lift the tempo for much longer.
Not only do we get some of Robert Calvert's most accessible work, we also find a collection of well crafted pop prog. Those wishing to acquire this now rare album will be pleased to learn that it is included in its entirety on the Retro Gold budget compilation entitled "Anthology of Cosmic Music".
Quite spacey as female vocal melodies come in before a minute they come and go. We start to get a melody 4 minutes in until a great sound is created with keys a minute later. It calms right down before picking back up after 6 minutes. This sounds so beautiful. Love the keys as female vocal melodies return before 8 minutes. Some tasteful guitar joins in. Vocal melodies again follow. More tasteful guitar before 11 minutes.
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