Friday 12 October 2018
Cornucopia - Full Horn (1973)
The one and only album from this German band.
The band was a seven piece big band with a lineup of drums, percussion, bass, guitars, keyboards and vocals.
A guest musician provided saxophones, flutes and guitars.
There is a lot of German bands who released one album and then disappeared again. Mostly in the krautrock genre.
Cornucopia is one of those bands. The art-work has got a semi-legendary status. But not many people ventures behind the art-work and the cover of the album.
Inside the cover, we find a forty minutes long krautrock album.
Krautrock with a lot of blues influenced bombastic hard krautrock. This album is not for those with faint heart beats.
The music is also very complex and weaves itself between bombastic pieces and more pastoral pieces. There are also some spoken words here.
The music is a bit chaotic at times. But that is krautrock for you. Krautrock is a wild genre where most things goes. And this band has released a krautrock album. An album that divides opinions.
And it is even a decent to good krautrock album. A bit more quality would have been good. But I still find a lot good things here to enjoy. Check it out.