Monday 28 August 2017
Mythos - Dreamlab (1975)
The second album from this German band.
Mythos was a trio on this album with a lineup of mellotron, bass, drums, percussions, guitars, flutes, synths and English vocals.
I was not that overwhelmed with happiness by their self-titled 1972 album and voiced my opinion here.
It is rarely that I listen to this kind of krautrock too. The pretty ambient, pastoral raga-rock type of krautrock which Mythos has decided to explore on their albums. Well, at least on their debut album.
The band has developed during the three years between the debut album and Dreamlab. The raga-rock elements is more or less gone. The flutes, the very dominating flutes, has some Indian and Asian feel and ambience. But not much.
The album starts with some pretty ambient, subtle krautrock before it becomes harder and more dynamic at the end of these forty minutes. The music is in the less-is-more vein and has a lot of good ambience.
Maybe the flutes is too loud and too much dominant. But that is a minor gripe. A bigger gripe is the lack of any great songs and melodies. That said, this is still a good album and one to enjoy. Check it out.