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…
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