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Electric Orange



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4 stars Hey, this on one side intensively reminds me of the early BEAT CLUB times, first and foremost the enthusiastic audience clapping at the very end. I mean the times where some people were spiritually, technically and visually hitting the trail towards prog music in general - and, well, kraut rock in particular on this occasion. So this EP offers some swinging jazz adapted feel, quasi like trying to have a time travel into the German (late) 60's. Though on the other hand it does not sound like totally covered in dust, due to some modern experimental approach to be added, this quasi like transferring the good old inspiration into this present day.

Also taking the album art into account this is reminiscent to STAFF CARPENBORG & THE ELECTRIC CORONA and the creepy VAMPIRES OF DARTMOORE, both projects were equipped with rumours about some hoax and pseudo character at that time, while initiated by pop music producers in reality who at least at this point wanted to freak out. Not untypical for the ELECTRIC ORANGE staff to pick up something like this, not at all.

Traditionally some track titles are puns again obviously, just taking Samba Ohrleck for instance, which is my favourite. Regarding others I spent some time to think about the ulterior motives, but couldn't get it. Excerpts like Video A Gogo are showing Dirk Jan Mller mainly making use of vintage organ instruments. And Georg Monheim's tribal drums are a real attraction here too. Overall this is a fine contribution to the genre, whether you are using this Golden Recordings for your next party ore not.

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