Monday, May 17, 2010

Haze - Hazecolor-Dia (1971)
"Historically undocumented, there's not a lot we can tell you about Haze. However, Bacillus Records must have deemed them as important, in that they presented the LP in a unique cover - an LP size transparency slide (known as a "dia" in Germany) in the style used by Agfa!

Haze were amongst the first to present the uniquely German "hard-rock" sound, into which they mixed a complex variety of progressive elements, featuring guitars to the fore and quite a bizarre vocalist. They were also typical of the Bacillus Records sound, if more song based than most, venturing on to psychedelic and blues realms.

The sole album released by Haze featured another of those extraordinary artwork sleeves designed by Walter Seyffer of Nine Days' Wonder fame. It was made to look exactly like a slide picture, complete with die-cut cover and an attached transparency picture center of the group Haze on both its front and back covers. What you get here is a photo reproduction of that artwork. Hazecolor-Dia was a Hauke & Dierks production, recorded during April 1971 at the Clerks Studio. All five tracks were written by Dietmar Low. Slow, cleverly-arranged heavy progressive rock numbers, psychedelically fueled with a faint blues tinge, featuring humorous lyrics: A Way To Find Paradise told about a hippy's struggle to get his hashish to smoke! Scherler really had a strange and wild voice (he usually screamed as loudly as he could), adding much to their gutsy freak rock style. Several tracks also featured flute (the flute player is not identified on the cover). Haze, in part, seem to draw inspiration from The Edgar Broughton Band, Arthur Brown, and Captain Beefheart. Their album is recommended for all freak rock fans!" (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

Kurt Frei - Drums
Christian Scherler - Vocals
Hans-Jürg Frei - Guitar, Organ
Dietmar Löw - Bass
Heinz Schwab - Lead Guitar

01. Peaceful nonsense
02. Fast career
03. Be yourself
04. A way to find the paradise
05. Decision

EAC-Separate FLACs-Log-Scans 301MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just picked this up at oldish prog and psyc,but love your work(hotroder).

1:13 AM, May 18, 2010  

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