Friday, February 19, 2016

Klangstorm - Live at The Custard Factory on 1998-05-14 (1998)

  • Krautrock
  • Fusion
  • Improvised music
  • Funk rock
  • Live session
  • Ambient
  • Psychedelic rock
  • Jazz rock
  • Experimental rock
  • Space rock

Comment: the Klangstorm`s 32-minute gig at The Custard Factory in Birmingham, United Kingdom almost 18 years ago (it was the heyday of Britpop then over there) starts off with an vignette of ambient music which soon will erupt into a bass, drums and guitar induced propulsive soundscape. Indeed, the bass guitar used to thud properly and the drums add additional rhythm power to it, the solo guitar used to lead the improvised parts throughout the course. Indeed, there are up a lot of key changes and tempo changes which provide volatile nature to the whole. Furthermore, at a 14 minute all the aforesaid elements used to collapse into an airy, ambient interlude by synths which are accompanied by mercurial guitar flows and more serious, monotone bass chords beneath. All of that eventually results in the funky jam thereby reminding of a mid-period of the Teutonic legends CAN. Indeed, Robbie Wood`s guitar playing resembles Michael Karoli`s one conveying different patterns through frantic changes in chords and chilled out incantations. In a nutshell, the whole is an enjoyable jam being the first in a series of the quintet`s sessions at The Custard Factory. It has a historical value for sure. 
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