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REPOST : Aqua - Aqua (Garden of Delights) 1972 (REQUEST)

Biography : Aqua were founded in Kassel in 1972. They played progressive rock like it was at fashion at those times, thus with a lot of organ. In 1972, too they recorded four self-written songs for to show to promoters and record companies. Though they couldn't make a record company to become interested they got a lot of gigs. Thus, they themselves released a 7" single in 1978, already more smoothed out. In 1981 they did an LP which already was mainstream, like it was up to date, then. The number of copies released was 1000 for each record. The here available CD contains the until now unreleased four songs of 1972, both tracks of their single, and according to the demand of the artists two songs from the LP which still show some progressive influences.

Krautrock in the 70's played not only in the major cities, not only in Berlin,Munich, Dusseldorf,but also in the province. Krautrock that was not only Tangerine Dream, Amon Düül or power plant, which was also Dom,Electric Sandwich,Join In,Kalacacra,Mammut,Morpheus and like the rest of them ... All over Germany there were a lot young musicians,who by the Spirit Krautrock were infected and their more or less own version of progressive rock dared. One of those bands that just was not managed were,was Aqua from the northern province of Hessen Kassel metropolis.The roots of Aqua date back to 1968. 1972 met namely musicians of the bands Inaction and Praeludium Magnum to start the formation Aqua. In the 70s Aqua were then one of the most popular Kassel live acts,alongside such evocative names such as rat poison or Hugo's Rockhoppser. At a recording contract was not enough,but already in the first year took aqua on a 4-track tape recorder,a demo tape with four pieces on. These form the core of this Garden of Delights Publication. In addition,is still the only single included from 1978,with single does not mean that Aqua were now represented in the charts,but that they were selling this at their concerts. Finally,the CD contains two pieces of the LP from 1981 Sexy Boy. In 1984, the band broke up then.

The two songs on the LP,however,are less interesting for the Krautrock fans. When the LP was released at that time was the disappointment in the camp of Aqua Fans also quite large ,since the sound as with many other bands of those years had significantly flattened compared to the 70s and the jazz rock,herbaceous,psychedelic elements of the Aqua- sounds had given an orientation to a more pleasing,easy proggigen Soft Rock. However,the two pieces contained at least make the best of this Musical misconduct dar.

The single reflects the previous phase of the band, which was characterized by organ -heavy hard rock,and can possibly think of Uriah Heep. This impression aroused the band quite well towards the end of the 70s with their live performances.

However, the real gem of this CD are the first four pieces that reflect the full demo from 1972 ! The sound quality here is a bit muffled,but audible. And what you hear here, confident and musically,is the more successful bands early 70 not according to: a herb rocking,sometimes organ - guitar -dominated times sound with elements of jazz and psychedelic rock. The vocals of Klaus Borucki acts somewhat plaintively.

A unanimous verdict is due to the different origin of the material collected years hardly leave. This CD dyed another white spots on the map of Krautrock in the 70s. For me personally,this publication,however,was a special pleasure,because I so far only the LP Sexy Boy knew. There,unfortunately,a rather sterile picture of the band was given that I had personally met as a rousing live act at some concerts late 70s. To so gratifying that finally a treatment of the history of Aqua exists that knows how to convince both musically and by the design of the booklet is here. For here, Garden of Delights its standard remain faithful and give detailed background information on the band's history,from form record covers and offer a good range of band photos. A recommendation for the collectors! Review by adamus67

Tracklist
01.Bolero (1972)
02.Soul of my soul (1972)
03.Tempest (1972)
04.There is a place (1972)
05.Going my way (1978)
06.Teenage feelings (1978)
07.No use to live on (1981)
08.No more love (1981)

Line-up
Martin Ulrich - guitar
Martin Grosskurth - keyboards
Klaus Borucki - vocals
Georg Rober - bass
Bernd Billhardt - drums
Jorg Wiesner - keyboards, vocals
Wolfgang Eckhardt - bass, vocals
Roy Kaleve - drums, vocals
Mike Fajgel - vocals
Jurgen Steinbrecher - bass, vocals

6 commenti:

Solidboy ha detto...

flac cue log complete scans

adamus67 ha detto...

Krautrock in the 70's played not only in the major cities, not only in Berlin,Munich, Dusseldorf,but also in the province. Krautrock that was not only Tangerine Dream, Amon Düül or power plant, which was also Dom,Electric Sandwich,Join In,Kalacacra,Mammut,Morpheus and like the rest of them ... All over Germany there were a lot young musicians,who by the Spirit Krautrock were infected and their more or less own version of progressive rock dared. One of those bands that just was not managed were,was Aqua from the northern province of Hessen Kassel metropolis.The roots of Aqua date back to 1968. 1972 met namely musicians of the bands Inaction and Praeludium Magnum to start the formation Aqua. In the 70s Aqua were then one of the most popular Kassel live acts,alongside such evocative names such as rat poison or Hugo's Rockhoppser. At a recording contract was not enough,but already in the first year took aqua on a 4-track tape recorder,a demo tape with four pieces on. These form the core of this Garden of Delights Publication. In addition,is still the only single included from 1978,with single does not mean that Aqua were now represented in the charts,but that they were selling this at their concerts. Finally,the CD contains two pieces of the LP from 1981 Sexy Boy. In 1984, the band broke up then.

The two songs on the LP,however,are less interesting for the Krautrock fans. When the LP was released at that time was the disappointment in the camp of Aqua Fans also quite large ,since the sound as with many other bands of those years had significantly flattened compared to the 70s and the jazz rock,herbaceous,psychedelic elements of the Aqua- sounds had given an orientation to a more pleasing,easy proggigen Soft Rock. However,the two pieces contained at least make the best of this Musical misconduct dar.

The single reflects the previous phase of the band, which was characterized by organ -heavy hard rock,and can possibly think of Uriah Heep. This impression aroused the band quite well towards the end of the 70s with their live performances.

However, the real gem of this CD are the first four pieces that reflect the full demo from 1972 ! The sound quality here is a bit muffled,but audible. And what you hear here, confident and musically,is the more successful bands early 70 not according to: a herb rocking,sometimes organ - guitar -dominated times sound with elements of jazz and psychedelic rock. The vocals of Klaus Borucki acts somewhat plaintively.

A unanimous verdict is due to the different origin of the material collected years hardly leave. This CD dyed another white spots on the map of Krautrock in the 70s. For me personally,this publication,however,was a special pleasure,because I so far only the LP Sexy Boy knew. There,unfortunately,a rather sterile picture of the band was given that I had personally met as a rousing live act at some concerts late 70s. To so gratifying that finally a treatment of the history of Aqua exists that knows how to convince both musically and by the design of the booklet is here. For here, Garden of Delights its standard remain faithful and give detailed background information on the band's history,from form record covers and offer a good range of band photos. A recommendation for the collectors!

Solidboy ha detto...

Great review Adam! Many thanks!

kobilica ha detto...

Many thanks.Something new to me...

HLIAS PAOKARAS ha detto...

ΤΗΑΝΚΣ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Bryce ha detto...

Thanks a million for this beauty!

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