Saturday, 8 June 2019
Kraan - Wiederhören (1977)
The fifth album from this German band.
Kraan was a quartet on this album with a lineup of guitars, bass, drums, keyboards and vocals.
I have reviewed some of their albums. I even like some of them. But I do not feel that I really get a grip on their music. This band is a bit of a mystery to me.
The band plays krautrock with a great deal of fusion. They are basically a fusion band.
On the first half of this album, their music is sailing pretty close to elevator and shopping mall music. It is not exactly exciting fusion and it feels dead as a dead horse. It also slightly stinks.
The final half starts with some vocals and then takes over towards a more funky and krautrock area. It becomes a krautrock album with vocals and it all.
The music is pretty wild at the end of this album. But at least, there is life in the band at this stage of the album.
The end result is an album in two halves. The first half is decent. The final half is good.
It is well worth checking out this album.