Sunday, September 05, 2010

Annexus Quam - Osmose (1970)
German band Annexus Quam's first album is a strange one. Good, but strange nonetheless. A "Kosmische" stew of avant-garde, jazz fusion and rock with great lashings of guitar, and unusual use of brass and woodwind instruments and psychedelic studio effects. And then there's the wordless vocals and weird chanting! All in all a very satisfying, lysergic album probably best listened to with headphones. Damn I don't even own a pair I should really get some. Take the more jazzy parts of Pink Floyd's "Atom Heart Mother" and go all krautrocky on them and you may have an idea of what this sounds like.

1. Osmose I (4:15)
2. Osmose II (3:11)
3. Osmose III (10:36)
4. Osmose IV (18:20)

Uwe Bick - Singer, Vocals, Percussion
Jürgen Jonuschies - Bass, Vocals, Percussion
Werner Hostermann - Clarinet, Vocals, Percussion
Peter Werner - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Hans Kämper - Guitar, Vocals, Percussion
Ove Volquartz - Saxophone, Flute
Harald Klemm - Flute, Vocals, Percussion, Trumpet, Trombone

Bye, and have a happy Labor Day if you're American, or have a happy regular day if you're not!


Anonymous Mario said...

Thank you very much for this album.

4:48 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

You're welcome Mario!

6:03 AM, September 06, 2010  
Blogger Bilek said...

Thanks a lot. I needed a lossless copy, but somehow unable to find :)

9:07 AM, September 07, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

OK Bilek!

1:53 PM, September 07, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice!!!... (Mat)

2:23 PM, September 07, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

yeah Mat it's a pretty sweet album!

3:30 PM, September 07, 2010  
Blogger iban said...

Thanks for sharing this.

Please follow my friend's prog/psych blog.Thanks

2:47 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger Hotroder said...

How ya doin' mate,thanks for the post.

5:08 AM, September 09, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello iban and Hotroder!

6:11 AM, September 09, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot! It's very nice album.
Also thanks for your musical work.

5:19 AM, September 13, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Phil!

7:30 AM, September 13, 2010  
Anonymous MissouriReb said...

Thank you! I discovered this band on the Krautrock cd sets. They are pretty far out, even for Germans. Dark and trippy. You made me happy.

11:07 PM, September 28, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi MissouriReb!

6:12 AM, September 29, 2010  

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