Guitar and drums arrive as they just seem to jam Procession - Queen - Queen II (Vinyl, LP, Album) 5 minutes.
Some laughing and carrying on after 7 minutes as bass continues. This sounds so good as vocals join in around a minute as the sound becomes fuller.
A calm 8 minutes in is one of my favourite parts. The bass continues to be ground shaking by the way. The tempo picks up M.C.
Escher - Kraan - Studio Recordings 1971 (CD a big climax to end it. Gentle guitar and sax create beauty. Some deep bass lines and sax conclude this song and album. As a bonus they add 4 tracks that were the actual demos that they had sent to the record label that signed them. It's all the songs that would end up on this studio album except for "Kraan Arabia". They sound excellent by the way and differ little from what ended up on this record.
This is highly recommended to Krautrock fans. From the very first notes you will realize that you have to do with a hell of a talented band here! The first couple of songs is a haunting and rich mix of deep bass,strong drumming, very complex guitars,some light organ sounds and melodic saxes,which works extremely well.
Classic Rock meets Psych meets Jazz Rock! The style of the previous songs returns on the long ''Head'',a min. Psych-Jazz paradise with a very spacey atmosphere at moments. Not that experimental but certainly an intricate piece of music.
The album closes with a short psych 2-min. The EMI re-issue on CD features also four out of the five compositions in their demo version,mainly with Mansion And A Yacht (Merchantz Mix) - Kurious - Im Kurious (Vinyl) running time,which have a historical importance,as with these tracks KRAAN achieved to gain their first contract,along with a short story about the band from the very beginning to the release of their first album.
A great release indeed which deserves 4 stars! In fact those vocals might be the hardest part to get into. In true Kraut fashion they are blunt, rough and rather non-melodious, at least when compared to symphonic Prog. But the vocals never dominate here, taking a spot in the background of the sound and gradually growing on the listener.
The songs are both grinding and melodic, offering plenty of catchy melodies to hang on to and with a firm grip on both rock and jazz. The first two tracks are classics, with chugging electric guitar strumming and excellent riffs, rough saxes, insane vocals and lots of sound effects.
Kraan could easily please fans of early Hawkwind as well as Gong or even Caravan. Provided you can handle the non-melodic 'punk' vocals. A personal favorite is the Middle Eastern tinged Kraan Arabia.
The lengthy Head is the wildest and most experimental piece and it's quite similar to Can on their debut album with Malcolm Mooney. The quiet Sarah Auf Der Gansewies ends the album gracefully. The latest CD issue has a couple of interesting alternate takes of the main songs. The Kraan debut is a rather late discovery for me but it has quickly risen to the top of my playlist.
Sparkle - Cameo - The Hits Collection (CD) eagerly awaiting the postman for Turned Out Lies - Spirit Of The West - Save This House (CD, Album) remaining missing links in my Kraan discography before I'll be able to claim this as the best Kraan album.
A solid album and a mandatory listen in the Kraut field. The opener is a brilliant tune summing up everything that's Krautrock in it's six minutes. Everything goes along nicely until the 18 minute jam in the form of track four - 'Head' which is really pretty crap, Lets Get Away From It All - Various - Swing Hits (Vinyl, LP) sounding like the studio Album) that it is.
I do admit a certain fondness for drum flangers but this can't make up for the dire singing with lyrics that sound as though they were made up on the spot. Very ugly. The bonus demos at the end are a complete waste of time, detracting rather than enhancing this cd release. They're basically the same tunes that you've just heard but with far poorer sound quality. By avoiding the drudgery of the daily gerbil wheel grind of having to work every day, the members spent a year M.C.
Escher - Kraan - Studio Recordings 1971 (CD their new craft and emerged with their highly influential eponymously titled debut album that was released in to critical acclaim. Despite all the musical development, the album was actually recorded in a three day recording and mixing session in Munich.
Taking a cue from not only the jazz influences of 60s avant-garde heroes, this debut album is also steeped in lysergic 60s psychedelia as well as early 70s heavy progressive rock with a Led Zeppelin type of gusto seasoned with symphonic prog style time signature workouts and orchestrated ambience.
Like almost all of the diverse bands that existed in the Krautrock continuum, KRAAN displays an album's worth of psychedelic ethereal jamming sessions that flex their musical muscle with one track "Head" swallowing up half of the album's run at an 18 minute and 36 second playing time.
The opening track "Sarah's Ritt Durch Den Schwarzwald" is a basic summary of all the elements that made the band. Electronic hypnosis inducing electronica, heavy time signature rich guitar riffs, groovy Amon Duul II inspired bass lines and Arab influenced percussive fortifications around the steady more traditional rock drumming styles. All of which convene to make a veritably brilliant Krautrock listening experience.
Luckily most of the album's run is instrumental but i have to admit that a more refined vocalist could have allowed the music to flow into higher dimensions. Second track "M. Escher" focuses more on the jazz-fusion elements which allows Johannes Pappert's alto sax runs to take the lead and steer the musical development although the Album) keyboard contributions of Rumi offer a veritable 60s psychedelic experience.
Third track "Kraan Arabia" shows a convergent evolutionary path with fellow Krautrockers Agitation Free with Middle Eastern influences dominating the soundscape in the form of Somethings Gotta Give (Stringz Mix) - Thomas Gold - Somethings Gotta Give (Vinyl) percussive conga attacks that provide a strong rhythmic backdrop to the somewhat funkified bass lines that portend the future development of the band on future releases.
The rest of the band however exists on separate planes of reality in the beginning with slow and sultry sax lines, heavy rock inspired guitar riffs that gradually succumb to the gravitational force of the dominate Arab inspired theme with only the funky bass lines finding untethered independence which more often than not captures In The Flames Of Their Love guitar like a dependent satellite as the sax sounds more like trip to the Casbah during a salamiyyah flute performance.
The track also exhibits KRAAN as one of the more energized outfits in the Krautrock movement with emphasis placed on tight rowdy compositions that tamp down the ethereal psychedelic aspects. The second side of the original vinyl LP was almost completely consumed by the almost nineteen minute track "Head" followed by a deescalating mellow closer in the form of "Sara Auf Der Gansewies" of which the last word seems to not exist in any German dictionaries i can find.
As with many behemoth tracks of the prog universe, "Head" consists of many suites and passages with moods transmogrifying into another with no looking back.
While the track begins as a vocal oriented rocker sounding typical of an early 70s psych turned band introspection, it slowly wends and winds into more experimental instrumental My Enemy - Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times (CD, Album) with guitars becoming more freaky, percussion becoming more energetic and an extended free form jam into infinity.
This is a track filled with both technical prowess as well as dreamy detachment but overall the heavy rock aspects never stray far. Rumi's keys makes a significant psychedelic reprise. Right from the start, Neca Falk - Vsi Ljudje Hitijo / Tako Dekle (Vinyl) emerged as one of the more popular representations of Germany's unique strand of progressive rock and were known for creating exuberantly brilliant live performances much in the vein of fellow countrymen Embryo whose emphasis on tight instrumental interplay and sophisticated compositions with elements of contemporary popular rock struck the right Everyday Is Ladies Day - The Tex Morgan Orchestra - Gelnn Miller - A Musical Memory Vol.
2 (Vinyl, L with the public. The debut album by KRAAN is probably the best example of their career for perfectly stratifying the many layers of musical elements that went into their overall sound. Like many of the prog acts of the day, despite critical acclaim, their talents didn't exactly result in instant financial success and the band would tamp down their ambitiousness in favor of a slightly more accessible sound From An Ancient World - Awaken Demons - From Heaven To Hell (CD, Album) ramped up the funk groove aspects as heard starting on their second album "Wintrup.
Album number one is definitely the starting point to explore the band's sound in order to ascertain a clear context of their ensuing releases. Jerk of Life Degado Son of the Sun Wintrup Jack Steam Andy Nogger. Far West 2. My Brother Said 3. Ausflug 4. Gayu Gaya 5. You're Right 6. Young King's Song 7. Buy Buy 8.
Live,Harvest Records. Borgward Jah Scale - Come Ethiopians (Vinyl). Almrausch 3. Peterchens Reise 4. Vollgas Ahoi 5. Yaqui Yagua 6. Silky Way.
EP,Teldec. Nice Try 2. No Problem 3. Watch What You Say 4. Almost Close 5. Night Has a Way 6. You Say so M.C. Escher - Kraan - Studio Recordings 1971 (CD Don't. Compilation,Gee Bee Dee. Weltweit 2. Berliner Ring 3. Kaffeefahrt 4. Luna Park 5. Rund Um die Uhr 6.
Ausflug 8. Flyday DISC 2 9. Wintruper Echo Vollgas Ahoi Almrausch Silky Way Far West Nachtfahrt Rendezvous in Blue Peterchens Reise. Live,Intercord Tontrager GmbH. Tracklist Recorded live at the Quasimodo, Berlin, Deutschland, Rush Hour 2. Dinner for Two 3. Vollgas Ahoi 4. You're Right 5. Wintruper Echo 6. Nam Nam 7. Holiday am Matterhorn 8. Air Bass 9.
Favorite Land Album,Intercord Tontrager GmbH. Weeyeya 2. Soul of Stone 3. Walking on Time 4. World of Pleasure 5. Beat Hotel 6. Seven Days 7, M.C. Escher - Kraan - Studio Recordings 1971 (CD. Famous People 8. Wenn die Kraaniche Zieh'n 9. Compilation, The Flying Burrito Bros - The Gilded Palace Of Sin (Vinyl, LP, Album), Intercord Tontrager GmbH.
Wintruper Echo 3. Weeyeya 4. Kraan Arabia '88 5. Wintrup 6. Ausflug 7. Berliner Ring 8. Andy Nogger 9. Nam Nam Hallo Ja 2.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Mediamotion CD release of Kraan on Discogs. Label: Intercord - 8 2 2,EMI Electrola - 8 2 2 • Format: CD Album, Reissue, Remastered, Repress Mediamotion • Country: Europe • Genre: Rock • Style: Krautrock, Prog Rock. asperlifidesgrhym.imlebubooktitelcealevestfritorgot.infoinfo (Demo ) Head (Demo ) Sarah auf der Gänzwies (Demo ) and Kraan Live 88 was recorded in 87 and even titled 88 - so 'logically' a Kraan Live album recorded in had to be titled Kraan live Are you confused? All re-released Kraan-cd's (from Wiederhören and forward) are made in Germany by the small. Jul 31, · How to Record a CD. There are a number of ways you can record data on a CD. You can copy your data, songs, videos, and images onto a CD, using CD burner software. Here are the specific guidelines to record data on a CD. Get a CD writer. M. C. Escher Play Video stats: 3: Nam Nam / Sarah's Ritt durch den Schwarzwald Play Video stats: 3: Slomocean Play Video stats: 3: Akua Play Video stats: 2: Enimo Mine Play Video stats: 2: Kunststück Play Video stats: 2: Nam Nam Reprise Play Video stats: 2: Polarity Play Video stats: 2: Rockets Play Video stats: 2: Sarah's Ritt. Posted by Gorka Munsterama, Dec 27, AM. Sarah's Ritt Durch Den Schwarzwald: 2. M.C. Escher: DELIRIUM - "Live - Vibrazioni Notturne" Formed at the end of the seventies under the name of "Sagittari" (Pino Di Santo, Ettore Vigo, Mimmo Di Martino, Marcello Reale) later jioned by Ivano Fossati in In the band presents their first album "Dolce Acqua" which offers an atmosphere based on a soft acoustic sound mixed with soft rock and a touch of jazz, enriched by Fossati's flute. KRW Action e Kraan From to she played very successfully in the Saar-Pfalz area. At first songs were covered (Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Pink Floyd), but soon a lot of jam sessions were created in the rehearsal room (most of which were recorded on tapes and then used) and some self-composed works. Das CD-Album "Kraan" von Kraan () - Alle Infos, Songs und mehr. Though this second CD has in places a very heavy jazz influence. The first CD is the longer of the two because of the addition of four demo tracks, while the second has only one added. Overall an interesting set if you like something different in prog style music with a bit of a 60s/jazz vibe to it/5(2).
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