Saturday 17 March 2018
Electric Orange - Netto (2011)
The tenth album from this German band.
Electric Orange was a quintet with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars, mellotron, rhodes organ, hammond organ, farfisa organ, synths, minimoog and percussions.
I have followed this band and their albums with interest. You can find my reviews of some of their albums somewhere else in this blog and in # 1 of this blog.
The band is a krautrock and space rock band. Their albums is long space rock symphonies and pieces. That may not sound like fun........ Well, I disagree.
The band manages to give each album it's own expression and identity.
Netto clocks in at eighty minutes and it has it's own identity.
.. Which is melodies which and builds up and breaks down again. There is a lot of post-rock here. Or there is a lot of space rock in post-rock. Anyway, the typical post-rock ebb & flows is very much in place on this album.
The moods are being set by the tangent instruments and the guitars puts some melody lines on the top of those again. The guitars are a bit harsh at times. The music is always pretty elegant.
Netto is a good album and one all space rock fans would like. The music is from outer space and to be enjoyed by us human beings on this planet.