Wednesday 25 October 2017

Et Cetera - Knirsch (1972)

The second and final album from this German band.

Et Cetera was a quintet on this album with a lineup of keyboards, drums, bass and guitars.

This band was Wolfgang Dauner's band. He got help from Collusseum's Jon Hiseman and the famous Larry Coryell. Larry Coryell sadly passed away earlier this year. I am in the process of getting his albums just based on the guitars he does on this album alone.

I reviewed their 1971 self-titled debut album some weeks ago and you can read the review here. It was indeed a good album. 

The music here is a sort of jazz or fusion. There is some eastern feel on this album with some use of tabla and percussion.

The use of some rhythms from the Indian peninsula and other things like a lot of space and psych rock fused with fusion makes this a bona fide krautrock album. And it does have this great krautrock feel.

Larry Coryell's guitars are really interesting here and I have again discovered a new tone, a new sound and a new musician I want to check out. Yes, I am late to this dinner. But better late than hungry. I will get some of his albums.

There is a lot of interesting things on this album and as a fan of krautrock, this forty minutes long album is the right ticket. This is indeed a very good album.

3.5 points

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