Sunday 2 June 2019
Kraan - Let It Out (1975)
The fourth album from this German band.
The band was a sextet with a lineup of drums, bass, saxophone, guitars and vocals.
I reviewed their previous album, the 1974 album Andy Nogger, more than ten years ago for ProgArchives. An album I liked. I have also reviewed their first two albums and their last album for # 1 of this blog. I intend to review their fifth album later this month.
Let It Out continues on from their previous three albums. Fusion mixed with spaced out krautrock.
There is even some funk and some avant-garde nodding on this album.
There is big parts of this album which reminds me about the two versions of Gong. Both the jazz version under Moerlin and the more psych version under the guidance of Daevid Allen.
Most of the music on this album is guitars and organ driven fusion though with some saxophones also adding some solos. The vocals are sparse and mostly used as instruments.
Most of this album is very cool and catchy. It gives the listener some restless feet. My feet and fingers are dancing to this album, inbetween adding words to this review.
This is not a top notch Kraan album. It is still a decent to good album and well worth checking out.