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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not an electronic album, 23 Aug 2010
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E=MC5 (Lewes, England) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Bruder Des Schattens Sohne Des Lichts (Audio CD)
I fully concur with the first reviewer's opinion of this album. It's a work of great subtlety and beauty and IS a masterpiece of '70s German music. It is emphatically not an electronic record however. Florian Fricke and Popul Vuh sprang from the same 'cosmic' electronic scene as Tangerine Dream and Klaus Schulze but abandoned synthesisers after a couple of albums. Check out Tangerine Dream's dark ambient masterpiece Zeit for an appearance by Fricke on Moog. Highly recommended if you like to get lost in contemplation.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Atmospheric masterpiece, 22 July 2006
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Pieter Uys "Toypom" (Johannesburg) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bruder Des Schattens Sohne Des Lichts (Audio CD)
In its original 1978 release, this was the soundtrack to the movie Nosferatu. This is the demo version of that album with one bonus track. Piano, guitars, sitar, oboe, tamboura and a church choir create the most beautiful music on this remarkable work. Höre, Der Du Wagst starts with the gentle sounds of sitar and piano for a slow brooding buildup, then the pace picks up with Das Schloss des Irtums where the guitars gain prominence and likewise on Die Umkehr. The real masterpiece is the title track Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts with its hypnotic, repetitive melody line and its gorgeous sitar, piano and guitar. This magnificent piece is more classical than popular music and would not be out of place on a Steve Reich album in its minimalist textures. There is also a spiritual quality about it that evokes feelings of loss, sorrow and redemption. Brüder des Schattens is an atmospheric masterpiece of German electronic music and has stood the test of time very well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great German Band, 12 Aug 2013
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A stunning, beautiful record from one of the most interesting bands from the Krautrock ouevre - the choir on the first track is absolutely sublime!
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