Sunday, April 18, 2010

Brave New World - Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley (1972)
"Exceptional psych-electronic rock experimentations by another obscure 70's band from Germany. This album is said to be inspired by Aldous Huxley's famous, enchanting writings & mystical philosophy. It's clear that the entirety of the album is assured by a vast arsenal of weird incantations and deep hallucinogenic effects. The content is very colourful, luminous, eclectic and perfectly orchestrated. Nothing is linear or boring and the psych grooves work like magic. It's not easy to understand in one listening the complexity of this release. In some aspects it tends to be near to kraut-experimentations but without the sinister vibe, the ambiences provided are rather optimistic and enthusiastic. The prologue is based on dream-like flute lines and tranced out organic drones. "Alpha Beta Gamma" is an epic, progressive space-rock composition dominated by soft, pop, floating sounding improvisations. "Lenina" is an enigmatic, fragile, celestial song for the flute, moody bass lines, a beautiful aire. "Soma" is a really stoned, kraut, outer space experience, featuring a lot of intergalactic electronic sounds and a massive rocking energy! "The End" is the central piece here, a majestic "cosmic" rock essay with lot of guitars, sax, dreamy flutes and weird effects. Epilogue is a recitation. A mesmeric, highly inspired psychedelic album. A little classic! " (Phillippe


"A short-lived Hamburg based supergroup project, featuring Irishman John O'Brien-Docker, formerly of Die City Preachers and Marcel, and jazzer Herb Geller, along with a few top local rock and pop musicians.

Brave New World's whole oeuvre was the concept of the Aldous Huxley science fiction novel. An unlikely "supergroup" - and remarkably - the music they created was unprecedented and original. Brave New World blended styles, in such an unlikely manner, and notably during the opening of side two's big opus, hinting at the music later created by the likes of Art Zoyd or Univers Zero. Virtually instrumental, blending medieval musics, electronics, jazz and rock in a dazzlingly complex fusion, a big step beyond early Between, with the Krautrock feel of Annexus Quam, Achim Reichel, Tomorrow's Gift, et al. And, dig that over-amplified Stylophone! An all-time Krautrock classic." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

1. Prologue (1:01)
2. Alpha Beta Gamma Delta (7:38)
3. Lenina (4:21)
4. Soma (5:18)
5. Malpais Corn Dance (3:24)
6. The End (17:42)
7. Epilogue (1:28)

Dicky Tarrach - Drums, Percussion
Lucas Lindholm - Bass, Bass Fiddle, Organ, Piano
Herb Geller - Flutes, Cor Anglais, Saxes (Alto, Soprano & Tenor), Organ
Reinhart Firchow - Recorders, Flutes, Ocarina, Stylophone, Percussion, Vocals
John O'Brien-Docker - Guitars, Organ, Percussion, Vocals, Wind Chimes
Esther Daniels - Vocals


Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

MP3 @ 320



Blogger pr0gger said...

Bravo, L., i'm applauding you!
Many thanx!!!

11:21 PM, April 18, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4:55 AM, April 19, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks, respected GarColga!
As always it is magnificent.

7:45 AM, April 19, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another fine post GarColga,keep it up(hotroder).

12:48 AM, April 20, 2010  
Anonymous danilo said...

Thanks. Great record,great choice.
Long live Krautrock.

4:32 PM, April 20, 2010  
Blogger fabio said...

Classic Krautrock!!!
Many thanks

7:44 AM, April 25, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello guys, nice to hear from you!

5:44 AM, April 29, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks man, quite nic

6:04 AM, May 24, 2010  

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