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4.36 | 7 ratings

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4 stars Redefining Krautrock or Krautrock refined.

Therefore, as you may have guessed, this is not exactly a Progressive electronic release as such, but in the use of synths or electronic keyboards, some of them quiet cheap, sonic wise, by the way (track 2 has an unimaginative "Casio toy keyboard" 3 minute solo, which defaces an otherwise very good song).

Anyway, 6LA8's, a.k.a. electronic duo Taimur Mazhar Sheikh and Omer Asim,2013, "THE LAST STRANDS OF FORTITUDE", music wise, resembles Krautrock's early experimentation in its use of some percussions, dreamy guitars, string like synths, lyrics and spoken words or statements. The synths and some cleverly and measured use of drum boxes, here and there, provide the slow paced cosmic atmospheres (rare in Krautrock) required for each single composition, there are 12.

Each composition proposes a very different mood, which enhances this project's rich creativity in it's songwriting, whose uniqueness is felt all way through and its roots when they do appear (i.e. Ash Ra Tempel or GAM) are upgraded by sheer good music composition.

Sadly track 2 downgrades this extremely good album.

****4.5 PA stars.

admireArt | 4/5 |


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