Monday, July 19, 2010

Ainigma - Diluvium (1973)
"An obscure early band that gained recognition as one of the darkest of heavy German progressives. Little is known about Ainigma, except that they existed for some time before making their sole album DILUVIUM, and the truth is that Ainigma were actually quite typical of the more mainstream Krautrock of the era.

Ainigma played a raw and slightly messy kind of hard-edged bluesy rock, sometimes recalling Frumpy, but with a more psychedelic underlying Vanilla Fudge type sound. Lyrically though Ainigma weren't too hot, and it would have been better if they had sung in German, as the lyrics do come across as somewhat naïve. Featuring chunky organ and guitar, the instrumental feel and production style (or lack of production) draws comparisons with Necronomicon, with a similar stoned feel, featuring long tracks, extensive instrumentals, and a really gloomy atmosphere.

As a result, it's one of the better albums of its type (certainly a "grower"), and one that is definitely worthy of its reputation." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

1. Prejudice
2. You Must Run
3. All Things Are Fading
4. Diluvium
5. Thunderstorm
6. Diluvium (Instrumental)

Willi Klüter - Organ, Vocals
Wolfgang Netzer - Guitar, Bass, Choir
Michael Klüter - Drums
Michael Freise - Acoustic Guitar



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