mercredi, juillet 02, 2008

KRAUTROCK TOP#25 : WALLENSTEIN, Cosmic Century (1973)

Ok boys, let's speak seriously now, let's speak about last century, the "cosmic century" - and krautrock integrist should quit now, I mean : those who can't go further that the CAN / FAUST / NEU trio, what I respect too. And I admit that you have to be really open-minded to try this one, but try!
The easiest way to speak about WALLENSTEIN's music, and particularly of this 3rd album, is to compare it with the craziness of "Phantom of the Paradise" (yes, the movie) and its beautiful soundtrack composed by PAUL WILLIAMS. Not particularly kraut, it's a bizarre piano-based pop prog rock, with brilliant developments, all along extended tracks that seem impossible to play if you haven't worked the compositions nor the instruments nor practice with your band 10 years long. The thing becomes even harder when you hear the voice, typical from the 70s lyrical type - and add a strong german accent to this (sung in english though).
Believe me, it's a really fun and rejoicing experience here. Who can resist such incredible tracks as "grand piano / silver arms"? Yes, I hear the Phantom...
Here it is.

8 commentaires:

We're Late For Class a dit…

Hi Tonton,

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July 7, 2008

‘We’re Late For Class’ Jams With Jim Morrison

Via a medium, stoner college jam band We’re Late For Class performed a 14 minute improvisational space jam along with the disembodied voice of Jim Morrison, the late singer of The Doors.

“Why not!?,” said a We’re Late For Class spokesman. “It's cheaper than a living singer, what with classified ads, lodging and alcohol... and besides, you know how lead singers are to deal with.”

It’s entitled The Jim Morrison Seance Tapes and is their 30th. It’s available for free at the band’s blog,

“So you don't think this is just something we slapped together with old recordings and ProTools... (you can hear) the engineer ask Jim for the ‘post-death stuff... the stuff without copyrights,’” the spokesman persisted. “In the end,” he said, ”it went smoother than our Screamin' Jay Hawkins seance.”

The free download also includes a 14 minute instrumental version for those that don’t buy the premise.


Anonyme a dit…

looks really interesting, never heard it.. have on of theirs with funny graphic guy drawn on it is a hoot, and wonderfully produced, love the wegmuller, have it already on disc, true space out, thanks man.. great series.. harold

Sarah a dit…

I happen to love Wallenstein and have been a fan for quite some time. Yet I fondly remember reading a review of this album and having the writer describe it as a "symphonic shit stream". Priceless...

Anonyme a dit…

I happen to love Wallenstein and have been a fan for quite some time. Yet I fondly remember reading a review of this album and having the writer describe it as a "symphonic shit stream". Priceless...

leibstandartre a dit…


I was looking for a download of CAN - SOUNDTRACKS but came across your blog.

Very impressive although I didnt realise there was such a big Krautrock world.

Anyway I have downloaded a few things including GURU GURUthat I am listening to now..its excellent.

I wasnt able to see what your top 5 was I will have to go through every post.

Many thanks

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