Sunday, 21 September 2014

Gurumaniax - Psy Valley Hill (2010)

The debut album from this German project.

What do you get when you take Mani Neumaier from Guru Guru, Ax Genrich from the 1974 version of Guru Guru and Guy Segers from Univers Zero ? You get a pretty avant-garde jamming krautrock album.

Actually, you get an album which is pretty true to the first Guru Guru albums. I presume Guy Segers on bass is a pretty big fan of those albums as he is doing a great job here. Ax Genrich is on guitars and Mani does his normal things on drums and vocals.

A lot of the vocals here is samples. The music is mostly instrumental with a lot of classical krautrock spaced out compositions on these fifty minutes this album lasts. The bass and drums is thundering along in the background and the guitars is giving the music some directions.

The result is a good, retro krautrock album. A form of music which is becoming more popular again. The sound is really good and I would really recommend this to anyone into krautrock. In particular; those who are new to this genre.

3 points

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