Sunday, August 20, 2006

Ausgang “Electric Arc” {UK} [1999] @ 224 kbps – (Amazing Post-Industrial, Electronic KrautRock)

Ausgang... what can I say? Krautrock band from the 90’s…? Perhaps quote the Influence of Can, Neu! or Kraftwerk…?.Well mates, I know that you, as myself, are getting bored with that things, enough already. But this band truly deserves to be compared with our old faves, I mean, in a good way: it’s not just a resemblance or even a copy of our beloved repetitive hypnotic litanies, it’s a clever usage of that elements creating a truly landmark in new krautrock.

In this work you got the real deal: tape manipulations, sonic loops, for me it’s a Journey through the Krautrock itself, an A through Z of the genre in all its glory, combining all that classic elements with a totally new way of make electronic music.

Quoting Keith Henderson: (Ausgang’s )“'Electric Arc' kicks off with 90 seconds of f/X and ambient swells, and then charges right into the pseudo-industrial krautrock of "The Highs and Lows," a full eight minutes of strange and wonderful sounds and ideas. "E.I.G." explores even more territory; rarely sitting still for more than a minute... it features a 'funky groove' section, a Police-like reggae phase, an ambient break, and more grooving to end up. Martyn Barker's drumming here (and everywhere) is excellent...displaying finesse, dynamics, and the right amount of 'busy-ness' throughout. The two biggest highlights are the 10-minute "Speak to Me" (?) and the finale "Tunnel Vision." Drumming by Jaki, bassline by...say, Mike Howlett. These two are on a par with some of the best stuff Circle has been doing lately. Sonic swirl and gliss bliss...that's what it's all about baby. "Speak to Me" takes a good four minutes to build up into something substantial, but the payoff is well worth the wait. "Tunnel Vision" is of the fully-fledged kraut romp variety, again peaking out about four minutes into the piece during a stellar jam with Mark Bandola pulling double duty on the old Juno 60 synth and a Lesley Guitar. Given the level of f/X used on this album, I hesitate to suggest I could tell one from the other.”

Well my lads, enough for me, I’ll recommend you to give it a try, and, of course, I’ll be grateful as always with your comments, ok?

Enjoy! and please…

Keep Listening!

Links in comments

Ausgang-Speak to me

10 comments:

Algarnas said...

As Usual, The Link:

Ausgang-“Electric Arc”

Lee Yang said...

Wow! This rock!
Thank you for the album.


Do you know where I can find Asterix (with John Lawton) first album?

Algarnas said...

Glad you liked it Lee, for Asterix First's go to this Blog:

http://hardrock70s.blogspot.com/2006/08/asterix-asterix-1970.html

Enjoy!

Lee Yang said...

Thanks man.

Don Rosco said...

The excerpt is great! On the d/l now, thanks a lot...

Algarnas said...

Many Thanks for the support Don! Hope you like the entire album.

See Ya!

servimo said...

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Anonymous said...

Could you please reupload Ausgang:
electric arc and Discolor: Discolor
Thakn you very very much!!

Anonymous said...

Please pay attention: Im listening you from porto alegre, south america, in anonimatto, for five years and I really can't understand about particular trivias envolving bands like Can, Kraftwerk, Neu, because I never met here more than 3 or 4 guys that like that stuff like me. After hearing those bands, i always felt like if something very important was missing in music. But Ausgang is far away best than any material that I ever could hear. It is powerful and energic like nothing was before. They did this record and dissapeared. And they made a masterpice that those whom are taken by their fathers (Can, Kraftwerk, etc) never were really able or free to do. Yes, this music began more than 40 years ago, but only now made a true masterpiece.
Beto Garda
Porto Alegre
18/07/2010

Anonymous said...

Please pay attention: Im listening you from porto alegre, south america, in anonimatto, for five years and I really can't understand about particular trivias envolving bands like Can, Kraftwerk, Neu, because I never met here more than 3 or 4 guys that like that stuff like me. After hearing those bands, i always felt like if something very important was missing in music. But Ausgang is far away best than any material that I ever could hear. It is powerful and energic like nothing was before. They did this record and dissapeared. And they made a masterpice that those whom are taken by their fathers (Can, Kraftwerk, etc) never were really able or free to do. Yes, this music began more than 40 years ago, but only now made a true masterpiece.
Beto Garda 25/06/2012 Please, listen to me...
Porto Alegre

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