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Agitation Free - 2nd CD (album) cover

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Agitation Free

 

Krautrock

3.86 | 173 ratings

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Mellotron Storm
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4 stars 4.5 stars. For me this is almost as good as their debut but it is different. Gone for the most part are the ethnic Arabic sounds found on "Malesch". I find this recording more laid back, and less exotic compared to their debut. I love the dual guitars that work so beautifully together, treating us to some shimmering melodies.

"First Communication" is one of my favourite AGITATION FREE songs. It opens with spacey sounds as the wind howls.The song becomes pastoral as light drums, synths and guitars supply the melody. The song builds and we get some organ 4 minutes in.The guitar is fantastic ! "Dialogue And Random" is a short instrumental of various strange electronic noises with no melody. "Layla,Part 1" is really a short guitar led intro for "Layla,Part 2". There is a jazz feel to this song at times and I was reminded of the DIXIE DREGS and have read of others who were reminded of the ALLMAN BROTHERS. The second part of this song is a tasteful guitar led jam. This is a great track. "In The Silence Of the Morning Sunrise" reminds me so much of the start of ALCATRAZ's "Simple Headphone Mind". It opens with birds singing as we are treated to another dreamy soundscape,as guitar and drums lead the way in this hypnotic tune. One of my favourites. "A Quiet Walk" is truly a quiet walk ! It's atmospheric with not much going on. Various sounds come and go. After 5 minutes we start to hear a melody as the guitar is being strummed, while the other guitarist plays a variety of melodies."Haunted Island" opens with spoken words quoting Edgar Allen Poe's "Dreamtime". Organ and drums come in followed by mellotron before we hear some more spoken words.There is some great trippy guitar the rest of the way.

This is a must have for fans Krautrock.

Mellotron Storm | 4/5 |

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