quarta-feira, 8 de outubro de 2008

Cravinkel - Garden Of Loneliness (1971 German Hard Prog Psych)


POSTAGEM EM HOMENAGEM A MINHA AMIGA "SILVANA OLIVEIRA", DE NATAL/RN, GENTE BOA!!!

ESTE É O SEGUNDO ALBUM DESTA BOA BANDA ALEMÃ, CUJO ALBUM É COMPOSTO POR TRÊS LONGAS FAIXAS AO ESTILO PSYCHEDELIC PROGRESSIVE ROCK COM IMPROVISAÇÕES E SOLOS DE GUITARRAS PULSANTES!! EXCELENTE VENENO PRA ENVENENADO COM VISÃO ACIMA DO HORIZONTE!!!

Reissue of their 2nd album from 1971 featuring 3 long pyschedelic progressive rock tracks.

The sleeves of both Cravinkel records only stated their last names and contained no further information about these four guys. 'Cravinkel' (1970) had short tracks with a firm country-rock touch. The album was recorded in London at the IBC studios and produced by Rainer Goltermann (Phillips' "house producer"). It came in a poster fold-out cover which showed the band lazing in a haystack. 'Garden Of Loneliness' (1971) had a single cover (nice psychedelic artwork on the front!), but included a poster.

Their music had by then become heavier and more "progressive" (which can be defined as: longer tracks, more time for instrumental work, and generally better albums). Side two had a 20-minute jam session called "Stoned", an apt title! It was quite a change from their first one, but indeed a logical development. This album, too, was a Goltermann production. There is also an obscure single from 1971, "Keep On Running", coupled with "Mr. Cooky" (Phillips 6003 158), neither track having been included on any of the albums.

Published one year later, Cravinkel's second album "Garden of Loneliness" has an enthusiastic sense of improvisation during the breaks and lead guitar solos, including short soul jamming sessions, funky & jazzy rythmical accompaniments. It's a classic slice of early seventies psychedelia with three tracks between just under 10 and over 20 minutes long.

The first song is a cool 7/4 jam with prominent electric piano and gutsy vocals. The title track is a strong, special and dynamic rocking piece with wha wha guitars, agressive vocals, occasionally featuring calming sequences with nice floating guitar lines.

The last and longest is called 'Stoned' and it's just superb, with tons of long passages of truly psychedelic, often multi-tracked, electric guitar soloing that will have you reaching for the nearest joint and the first bong you can get a hold of. The vocals aren't out of place, with a sort of heady lightness to them, then there's an acoustic section mid-way through 'Stoned' giving a psychedelic Byrds/Airplane-like feel to it all before the track reverts to its searing heady electric-guitar dominated self, as vocals return, then drums storm in for a minute or so before the song reaches its climax.

Track Listings
1. Sitting In The Forest (10:17)
2. Garden Of Loneliness (9:48)
3. Stoned (20:29)

Total Time: 40:34

Line-up/Musicians
- Gerd Krawinkel / guitar, percussion
- Rolf Kaiser / vocals, bass
- George Haupt / drums
- Klaus Meier / guitar, vocals, percussion

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