Kraan - Let It Out (CD)

Genre:

Krautrock

Style:

CD

Label:

EMI

Format:

CD


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KRAAN

(Studio Album, 1975)
Track listing

1. Bandits in the Woods (4:20)
2. Luftpost (5:12)
3. Degado (4:54)
4. Prima Klima (4:40)
5. Let it Out (5:47)
6. Die Maschine (4:45)
7. Heimweh nach Übersee (3:07)
8. Picnic International (5:20)

Total Time: 38:05

Line-up

- Hellmut Hattler / bass
- Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, vocal
- Johannes Alto Pappert / Alto saxophone
- Jan Fride / drums
- Ingo Bischof / keyboards
- Jan Fride / drums


Review by Progbear
PROG REVIEWER

Something of a transitional album: keysman Ingo Bischof (ex-Karthago) was introduced as sax player ‚"Alto‚" Pappert was being phased out. The Kraftwerk parody ‚"Die Maschine‚" appears because they needed extra material to fill out the album, but Alto wasn’t there, so they improvised something with studio effects.

Elsewhere, the band are beginning to go for a slicker, more straight-ahead fusion sound. Which is not bad, as it’s something they absolutely excel at. Just check out the shifting tempos of ‚"Luftpost‚".

A special note: the American Passport label contains remixed versions of several songs which were not included on the remastered Intercord CD. With the exception of the version of the title track (the US version truncates the short intro) and the fact that ‚"Heimweh nach Übersee‚" is retitled ‚"Overseas Bound‚", the versions aren’t largely different, though.


KRAAN biography

Next to EMBRYO, KRAAN are among those German groups who include psychedelic, sometimes ethnic elements to their distinctive, innovative jazz rock. At the beginning of their career, started in 1970, KRAAN free form jazz rock was really into jam sessions, totally improvised, mainly instrumental (featuring sax sections and many guitar / bass solos). Their self title album was experimented with ethnic, psychedelic / acid tastes and discreet electronic manipulations. Since their debut album and with ...Next to EMBRYO, KRAAN are among those German groups who include psychedelic, sometimes ethnic elements to their distinctive, innovative jazz rock. At the beginning of their career, started in 1970, KRAAN free form jazz rock was really into jam sessions, totally improvised, mainly instrumental (featuring sax sections and many guitar / bass solos). Their self title album was experimented with ethnic, psychedelic / acid tastes and discreet electronic manipulations. Since their debut album and with their two following Wintrup, Andy Nogger the band has demonstrated with interest, dynamism and humour how can we make fusion / jazz with addition of influences from everywhere. Really imaginative, inspired and technical these albums provide something new and amazing: an absolute trippy ethnic jazz rock. This particular facet of the KRAAN music culminates with their masterwork Live (1975). After this outstanding release the band's career falls into various forms of jazz rock style, relatively progressive but not as stimulating as their previous efforts.