Friday, 26 July 2019
Colour Haze - Periscope (1999)
The second album from this German band.
The band is a trio on this album with a lineup of bass, drums, guitars and vocals.
A guest musician provided extra drums on one track.
I think it is fair to say that the krautrock genre never went away. It has always been here. After the 1970s, it became an underground scene.
Colour Haze has been plying their trade since the 1990s and is still around. Their spaced out krautrock has never been in fashion. But they have survived.
I have heard that the band found themselves on this album. Their debut album was post-punk krautrock album and a pretty bad one too.
Periscope is a true spaced out krautrock album. It still have some song structures. Some really good ones too.
The sound is slightly dirty and the music rumbles on. The bass is in the front of the mix. There is some ebb and flow in their music. A mix of pastoral and all out space rock where the band creates a wall of sound. The vocals is really cool. But there is not much of it. Which is fair enough.
This album clocks in at forty minutes and it is forty minutes well spent. Forty minutes times many times as this album deserves a lot of listening sessions.
This is indeed a good album and I am looking forward to review the rest of their albums too.