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FULL HORN

Cornucopia

 

Krautrock

3.90 | 46 ratings

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siLLy puPPy
5 stars The name of the band alone tells you what you're in for with this one. In Greek Mythology, a cornucopia was the horn of the goat that suckled Zeus and when it broke off it became filled with fruit and in subsequent folklore it became full of whatever its owner desired. In this case we get an overflowing abundance of the culmination of really everything musically psychedelic and this album is in a way the pinnacle of the Krautrock scene in the early 70s.

CORNUCOPIA released this one album in 1973 that, despite being one of the better albums in the genre, has fallen off the radar of most progressive music listeners into obscurity. The band is quite ambitious with this release with seven musicians (3 named Wolfgang!) and every idea under the sun peeking in and out of the musical flow never really going anywhere in particular but always delivering a pleasant sonic route on the way to wherever they wish to steer us, but always remaining true to the Krautrock experience.

The album has an epic feel with two longer tracks and two shorter tracks. The album begins with "Day Of A Daydream Believer." No Monkees influences here, this track begins with a demented organ that slowly fades in and then takes us on a psychedelic roller coaster ride that lasts almost 20 mintues. After the first track we get a little breather from the heaviness of the opener with a throwback to a simpler 60s psychedelic pop song "Morning Sun." It's a mere bump in the road as the next epic track "Spots On You Kids" picks up the frantic and unpredictable pace of the first track. The fourth track "And The Madness" only continues and revs up a bit the pace as a frenetic outro which leaves you wondering exactly what you just listened to.

Sort of the Mr Bungle of Krautrock of the day. I can understand that this may have been too much for some. Due to the lack of interest, the dismayed band called it quits after this release and the album remains a musical gem awaiting rediscovery. Another band I wish would have put out another album or two. 4.5 rounded up

siLLy puPPy | 5/5 |

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