Label: Captain Trip Records - CTCD-014 • Format: CD Album, Reissue • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Krautrock, Experimental
Special Track Experience No. Special Track Experiance No. Can this really be yet another collection of outtakes from that single, primitive guitar-and-percussion orgy that spawned three AD albums already, a decade earlier?
If you've already suffered through other AD albums like the aptly-titled "Collapse" and "Disaster", or the awesome barrage of "Psychedelic Underground"this one will add nothing new to your experience. The album collects two dozen identically non-titled fragments and false starts, most of them only a minute or two long, performed by one guitarist, one bass player, and a small army of amateur drummers hitting anything within reach. Nevertheless, I can't quite bring myself to call it a bad album, even while it scrapes the crusty dregs from U.S.
Times - Wanna Go To London long-empty barrel. It's true the momentum of every groove is killed at each arbitrary splice, with 23 cuts over 67 total minutes, all of them with the painful shock of a tooth being pulled, minus any anesthetic. And the grooves themselves, plodding as they are, possess an almost ambient purity to them, like caveman party music before the discovery of fire.
The same radical monotony that damns the group in the ears of many listeners Special Track Experience No.18 - Amon Düül - Experimente also what ultimately redeems them, by removing the music from any aesthetic Special Track Experience No.18 - Amon Düül - Experimente or comparison.
It is what it is, whether you love it or hate it, with no excuses or apologies offered. And that's an attribute of true artistic expression. Thus my initial one-star jerk of the knee is elevated here to a more thoughtful two-star rating. This one, for better or worse, is strictly for diehard fans You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.
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