quarta-feira, 30 de julho de 2008

Yatha Sidhra - A Meditation Mass (1974 German Progressive Rock Psych)


BANDA ALEMÃ OBSCURA E UM ALBUM RARO, YATHA SIDHRA FAZIA UM SOM PRA LÁ DE MALUCO E MEDITATIVO!! FLAUTA INDIANA SINTETISADOR, PIANO ELÉTRICO, GUITARRA DE 12 CORDAS, PERCUSSÃO E OUTROS INSTRUMENTOS NUMA HARMONIA DE PIRARA A CABEÇA DE QUALQUER ENVENENADO!! ALTAMENTE RECOMENDADO PRA QUEM QUISER DAR UMA RELAXADA E CURTIR UM SOM ALTAMENTE VIAJANTE!! ABRA UM VINHO, SENTE OU DEITE NO CHÃO E COMECE A VIAGEM!! VENENO!!

After several vain attempts in many bands, the brothers Rolf and Klaus Fichter finally found in 1973 their own musical identity. At this time the band original name BRONTOSAURUS changes to YATHA SIDHRA, a musical name which is really suitable for the new musical orientation taken by the two musicians. Particularly attentive to ethnic and meditative influences in popular music, they began to work on a long & epic piece called "A Meditation Mass" (under the influence of the famous Achim Reichel, the virtual member of the band who produces the album in 1974).The first intention was to create a dreamy musical landscape where the Moog synth, the flute & traditional "percussive" instruments play an important part. Seen as a concept album, "A Meditation Mass" is almost exclusively instrumental. A long suite divided in two themes with two variations for each one. A beautiful and ecstatic musical journey. Their sound oscillates between "pastoral" folk music, spacey rock with the addition of discreet jazzy accents. After this impressive work, YATHA SIDHRA is dissolved. At the beginning of the eighties, the brothers Fichter formed a new band called DREAMWORLD. A more synth meditative pop orientated music but it's worth checking.
Track Listings
1. A Meditation Mass 1 (17.45)
2. A Meditation Mass 2 (3.13)
3. A Meditation Mass 3 (12.00)
4. A Meditation Mass 4 (7.16)

Total Time: 40:14

Line-up/Musicians
- Rolf Fichter / moog synth, Indian flute, vibes, electric piano, electric guitar, vocals
- Klaus Fichter / drums, percussion
- Matthias Nicolai / electric 12-string guitar, bass
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