Thirsty Moon – You’ll Never come Back Thirsty Moonâ€™s second album is definitely titled as risquÃ©, mostly due to its title and rather ugly semi-erotic cartoon artwork, but the music proves the title wrong. Lead by the Drogies brothers (Iâ€™m serious, check it out for yourself ;-) this psych-jazz-rock septet has a very Krautrock feeling and can be assimilated to Kraan crossing Release Music Orchestra to remain in their German homeland. Indeed, there is a definite spacey-psychey attitude in their music, fitting well the legendary Metronome section of the Brain label. The opening side is a killer with only two lengthy tracks allowing for tons of interplay, solos, plenty of tempo changes and embellishments of all sorts. The 14-min+ Trash Man is really enthralling and suffers no lengths or over-long soloing tirades. The opening I See You was in the same register as well.On the flipside, after the very fusionesque Tune In, we are clearly waiting for the monster 12-min+ title track, which starts out very slowly, almost cosmic, slowly moving across the galaxy, powered by a Fender Rhodes engine to the dissonant, almost free-jazz realm (avoiding its black hole, though ;-) then by activating the saxophone booster gliding and grooving to its great j-r destination. The closing Das Fest is just as beautiful, starting slowly, evolving to a quiet peaceful groove before exiting on a fade-out.One of the better Krautjazz-rock (if youâ€™ll allow me ;-) album around, this easily beats most of Kraanâ€™s works past their debut album and their double live album. I suggest the progheads to start with this album (most of their early ones have just received a remastering, some with bonus tracks) and their debut before eventually heading towards their next album Blitz, which is fairly different. Sean Trane (Hugues Chantraine) PROG REVIEWER
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Billy Cobham Spectrum (Kongsberg, Norway 1974)
Billy COBHAM (dr), John ABERCROMBIE (git), Michael BRECKER (s), Randy BRECKER (t), Glenn
FERRIS (trb), Alex BLAKE (b), Milchu LEVIEV (kbd).
"The pleasant Pheasant" "Red Baron" (B. Cobham).
Passport – Infinity Machine
Studio Album, released in 1976
Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Ju-Ju-man (10:04)
2. Morning sun (5:49)
3. Blue aura (3:02)
4. Infinity machine (5:12)
5. Ostinato (7:37)
6. Contemplation (6:39)
Last album with the classic lineup
– Curt Cress / drums, percussion
– Klaus Doldinger / soprano & tenor saxes, Moog, keyboards, voice
– Wolfgang Schmid / bass, guitar, harmonizer
– Kristian Schulze / keyboards
Not as good as previoous two albums, but title track is a real blowout.
MarktheShark says ” It’s like ELP meets Weather Report with Klaus’s intense sax work and Kristian’s distorted Hammond organ along with Curt’s maniacal drumming and Wolgang’s thunderous bass lines.”