Thursday 13 September 2012

Amon Düül II – Wolf City (1973)

Their fifth album.

Amon Düül II was through a pretty creative periode with a lot of changes during this period. Each album sounds different from each other. Wolf City follows this trend. And this album is not easy to describe either.
Amon Duul II originated in this free improvisations anything goes commune Amon Duul. They thankfully gradually moved away from that philosophy and both went more artistic and commercial over a period over several albums. On Wolf City, the band implements a lot of theatre music in addition to Indian music and spaced out krautrock. Add some pretty David Bowie'esque music too and some commercial rock too and you get this album.

The quality is good throughout. This album has their trademark stamped all over it. An Amon Duul II album never really gets dull. It is just that this album never really gets going in my estimation. I like most of the music here, though. Some more spaced out krautrock would had been great, though. Wolf City is worth purchasing, nevertheless.

3 points

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