Il capitalismo è come un aereo entrato in un vuoto d’aria. Le sue ali hanno perso portanza e non si trova un sistema per tenere in volo l’apparecchio. In quindici anni, con il il tracollo delle borse asiatiche del 1998, lo scoppio della bolla della new economy del 2001 e la crisi dei mutui sub-prime del 2008, sembra proprio che il sistema economico globale sia stato messo in ginocchio. …
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
Although admittedly a posthumous release, I was very surprised at the rather dismissive tenor of many of the reviews of this album to date. Hopefully this record will be reappraised soon as being a release worthy of anyone's consideration as I feel it does enhance an already rich legacy left behind by this very fine and innovative band. (So what if Charisma wanted to ride the slipstream of the lucrative ELP juggernaut?)
Essential: A masterpiece of psych-rock music collection.
Vanilla Fudge are a pioneering psychedelic band with a superb lineup and are famous for psyching up well known cover versions. Their debut albums features some of their best and most popular material such as the stunning' You Keep Me Hanging On', 'Eleanor Rigby' and 'She's Not There'.
Gila (1971). Often referred by the title Free Electric Sound, Gila's debut is an amazing work, full of acid guitar freakouts, spacy organ and mellotron, exotic rhythm structures, and loads of electronic effects to fully realize the psychedelic visions. From the Floydian space rock of the first two tracks the record moves into even stranger realms on the four segued pieces that make up the second side of the original vinyl. "Kollaps" starts off with ritualistic drumming, a creepy organ riff, a crying baby, and guitar licks that threaten to explode at any moment…
This is regarded by krautrock specialists as a masterpiece and I am not far from agreeing. But as usual, most of these German groups developed a raw saw and on record never really refined it either and this may set back some people. Bands like Amon Düül II, Can, Ash Ra, their albums were raw and bare to the bone, and do not look for symphonic orchestration or over-production in those unrefined, rough diamonds. This is a real gem in the space rock genre but very intimate climate.