The band emerged from the underground German rock scene with a very original and eccentric album called "Phallus Dei" (). The musicians who participated. Amon Düül II - Yeti (Germany, Krautrock, Space/Psychedelic Rock). - Renate Knaup - female vocals, tambourine - John Weinzierl - guitar, string guitar. Amon Düül 2 Carnival In Babylon France 1st Press CD. EUR 25, EUR 2,00 Versand. oder Preisvorschlag.
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After both groups disbanded in the s, some of the original members reunited in the s under the name Amon Düül again, though this incarnation is commonly referred to as Amon Düül UK to avoid confusion with the original one.
Amon Düül began in as a radical political art commune of Munich -based artists calling themselves, in part, after the Egyptian Sun God Amon. Led by Ulrich Leopold, Amon Düül included Ulrich's brother Peter Leopold 15 August - 8 November , together with Austrian Rainer Bauer and Chris Karrer on guitars.
Karrer has since claimed that, "the only original thing from that period which hasn't been released yet is a recording of the basic Amon Düül band.
The commune had a liberal attitude to artistic freedom, valuing enthusiasm and attitude over artistic ability, and as a result, band membership was fluid; anyone who was part of the commune could be part of the group.
They issued a declaration: "We are eleven adults and two children which are gathered to make all kinds of expressions, also musical. This led to a split within the collective, and in September they performed at the International Essen Song Days —Germany's first underground festival  —as two groups, "Amon Düül" and " Amon Düül II ", at the suggestion of drummer Peter Leopold.
Amon Düül engaged in exuberant open-ended experimentation that at times equalled their psychedelic rock equivalents in countries such as the USA or Brazil e.
Os Mutantes , with a focus on political activities. Bei den unter anderem von Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser und Tangerine Dream initiierten Essener Songtagen kam es dann zum offiziellen Bruch, als statt einer Band gleich zwei desselben Namens auftraten, Amon Düül und Amon Düül II.
Fortan ging man getrennte Wege, und es sollte auch nicht nur bei diesen beiden Formationen bleiben. Amon Düül spielte überwiegend improvisierte Musik ohne Songstruktur.
Der häufige Mitgliederwechsel der Formation trug nicht zur Ausbildung eines konkreten musikalischen Charakters bei. Viele der Musiker standen der Kommune 1 in Berlin nahe.
Man spielte bevorzugt schockierende Anti-Musik. In kurzer Zeit wurden unter Regie von Peter Meisel , Mitinhaber der Hansa Musik Produktion , vier Alben veröffentlicht, meist gleichzeitig mit den Alben von Amon Düül II.
Heute sind sie Raritäten und zählen zu den psychedelischen Höhepunkten des Krautrock -Genres. Der Titelsong brachte es auf stolze 21 Minuten Länge.
Archangels Thunderbird. Amon Düül II. Apocalyptic Bore. Luzifers Ghilom. Track Listing - Disc 2.
In Uruk. All the Years Round. There are times when I totally love this, but at some other time I think "try harder" It takes some guts to come out with an album like this, and surely they always had them.
Ultimately I'm happy that we have this. Fine by me. If I devote myself properly to listening and I'm in the right mood, I love it or let's say most of it , but the provocatively amateurish character of some of this can annoy me at times.
Review by Kempokid Collaborator Prog Metal Team. It definitely has qualities of such an early blueprint of what the genre was to become however, as there are some rough edges to be found within, although these rarely tend to be an issue, as they are far overshadowed by simply how crazy this album is, with madcap lyrics and vocals making appearances everywhere, ranging from drawling chanting to insane screams and wails.
This works exceptionally well when paired with the absolutely incredible sound created, a truly psychedelic mix, heavier on the bass, while incorporating great deals of world music into the mix, giving it a tribal feel.
Each song incredibly expansive and explorative, bringing in a plethora of different soundscapes and moods while consistently maintaining a very trippy atmosphere.
I also adore the upbeat nature of Lucifer's Ghilom's intro, and find it to continue the somewhat dark, yet ultimately zany and fun nature of this album as a whole, as this song in particular is infectiously upbeat and fun, while still keeping up a mysterious air.
This song is definitely just a fun romp in every way, with even the slower section being quite entertaining due to the violin used contrasting the distorted vocals in a perfect way, both being very unusual in their execution, but both working so well in tandem, especially with the exceptional drumming and bassline keeping pace.
The highlight of the album however is undoubtedly the 20 minute eponymous jam, which takes a much darker approach compared to everything else the album has to offer, along with a far more free flowing one.
The multiple crescendos, often baced up by some impressive guitar solos. The furious energy of the drumming further intensifies this soundscape, creating a complex, immersive atmosphere, ever changing and ever brilliant, with interweaving guitar sections, dissonant violins, and downright ominous sonic imagery.
The shift into more strange territory just past the halfway point makes this incredible song even better, feeling as if an entire world is being created within the vigourous tribal drumming and screams, feeling as if I've just walked in on some sort of sacred ritual, all before the intensity drops out and introduces some of the most delightful vocal work I've heard.
Each line sung is equal parts charming and mad, with each word sounding heavily slurred, but executed in such a loveable way that simply screams "fun".
Overall, as one of the first krautrock albums, this is a masterwork, being extremely dense in atmosphere and not breaking it even with some extremely avant garde concepts being thrown in the mix.
There is a definite roughness that this album has, similar to how Can's Monster Movie showed, except in this case it works excellently, rather than taking away from the music, it adds a certain primal edge to it that just further pushes it up into absolute greatness.
This is definitely a krautrock masterpiece and definitely an album that I recommend you check out if you're either a fan of krautrock or simple strange music in general, because wow, this album is something else.
Best tracks: Lucifer's Ghilom, Phallus Dei Weakest Tracks: None Verdict: This album is incredibly impressive, fusing styles amazingly to create what I can only describe as an absolute masterpiece.
If you're into krautrock by any stretch of the imagination, I implore that you give this a listen if you haven't already. The approach on here is similar to their debut both in its delivery and musical character but the ideas are rather more distilled.
While 'Phallus Dei' relied on building atmosphere and groove in a rather sedate manner, most notably on the extended title track, Amon Duul II opted here for shorter song formats and more panache in their song-writing.
Even the multi-part suite 'Soap Shop Rock' is merely a loosely connected set of distinct songs with musical bridges linking the whole.
But this seemingly patchwork approach doesn't actually detract from the flow and integrity of the music.
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