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Agitation Free - At The Cliffs Of River Rhine CD (album) cover

AT THE CLIFFS OF RIVER RHINE

Agitation Free

 

Krautrock

4.00 | 51 ratings

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samhob
5 stars While you could find this show as a low quality Bootleg, this 1974 concert was finally officially released in 1998 by the "Garden Of Delight" label with an overall excellent sound, This is one of the best Psychedelic live recording i've ever heard!

Agitation Free used to be one of those krautrock pioneers band who knew that magical recipe that could take you far out beyond the infinite with its majesty and radical psychedelic approach. While none of their Middle Eastern original influence (Those sounds you can hear on the Malesch record) are recognizable here, the "Second" album sound is fully featured and all the track are taken from it except the first improvisationnal track "Through The Moods" where you can hear an incredible music evolution progressing to an excellent psychedelic climax as if the band members were one mind as a whole playing and commanding multiple bodies interconnected between each other..

While there is some electronics manipulation here such as in "Dialogue and random" an electronic short experimentation, the electronics don't get the importance they got on their "Last" live release. In fact the band emphases here on the rocking instrumental psychedelic atmospheric side, the Guitar playing, as usual is awesome and reminiscent of ASH RA TEMPEL's Manuel Gottshing highly reverbered sound, never falling into bluesy or speedy clichés.

Laila is here my favourite piece, a magnificent song bothly structured and "free", the final track "In the Silence Of The Morning Sunrise" is a very nice calm, mellow and spacy short song that end nicely the whole record. This will remain one of the key cosmic rock albums never recorded in history and deserves their places between the krautrock legends.

samhob | 5/5 |

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