Monday, November 24, 2008

Ax Genrich - Highdelberg (1975)
Ax Genrich's first release after quitting Guru Guru has none of his signature acid guitar freakouts that made him famous on the first Guru Guru albums! Over all, this sounds a lot like a series of jams, played with friends dropping by to play, the whole thing is very relaxed. It reminds a lot of Mani Neumier's album "Mani und Seine Freunde" which came out the same year and had a lot of the same musicians. Since it's a collection of improvisations, there's no real focus and the songs amble from one style to another. The best track is 'Kosmische Phyrze', a gentle rock-guitar based instrumental. This album may not be on anyone's 'Top Ten' list or anything but it's still a worthwhile release, as these guys are all world-class players and the musicianship is top-notch.

1. Der Platzhirsch 4.24
2. Odenwald-Polka 4.49
3. Wapitis Ruckkehr 3.50
4. Kosmische Phyrze 8.00
5. Super Normal Rider 5.01
6. A National Affair 4.14
7. No Matter, No 769 4.02
8. Saure Drops Und Susser Wein 6.24

Ax Genrich - Guitar, Vocals
Mani Neumeier (Guru Guru) - Drums, Percussion
Helmut Hattler (Kraan) - Bass
Jan Fride (Kraan) - Drums, Percussion
Peter Wollbrant (Kraan) - Guitar
Joachim Roedelius (Cluster) - Electronics
Dieter Moebius (Cluster) - Electronics


Part 1__Part 2__Part3

See ya!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thank for this. Great.

1:54 PM, November 27, 2008  
Anonymous BlairKills said...

That is a band I think you might like, and I think kinda fits your blog. It is their new ep leak, I included the cover and everything. You should check it out and post, if you think your readers will like it, I like the stuff you put on your blog and I love this, so I assume others will!
Their name is Darling's Cabinet of Sundry Horror, and its kind of like gothic folk/protopunk for fans of the birtday party and the violent femmes, and maybe even marilyn manson or Tom waits.

6:19 PM, November 27, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Anon - You're welcome and thanks for commenting.

Hi BlairKills - good luck with the band, not for the blog I'm sorry.

7:41 PM, December 15, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent music, GarColga, as usual.

Ricardo, Belo Horizonte, Brasil

6:31 PM, December 17, 2008  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Ricardo!

7:38 PM, December 17, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the stuff you turn us on to. Great music.


8:31 PM, March 27, 2009  

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