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A seminal and excellent release from a seminal Krautrock band. Get it!
on 27 March 2015
An amazing Krautrock album! One of the best!
Catchy, beautiful and scary at times, Yeti is one of Amon Düül II's best, and one of the best albums in Krautrock.
Through the catchy guitar riffs, the dark lyrics and the talented instrumental, this album is right in all the right places. It has that sense of spontaneity that is usually associated with Krautrock, yet it is smart.
Reprises of the catchy guitar riff through Soap Shop Rock (Side A) are audible, not to mention the good blend of classical throughout, especially on Soap Shock Rock d: Flesh-Coloured Anti-Aircraft Alarm, where the mixture of violin and classical produces a fresh, yet dreading sound.
The second vinyl disc contains the beautiful Yeti (Improvisation), which was completely improvised, yet it sounds just as good as any of the stuff on the rest of the album. This is truly a sign of magnificent musicianship, not to mention talent.
The album art represents everything the album is. A scary, visceral experience that can send you everywhere, the instrumentals as sharp as the blade that Death carries on the cover. Yeti is presented in an extremely polished layout and possesses overall, well-done production.
If you consider yourself a Krautrock fan, or want to get into Krautrock, I highly recommend this album. No, I can't recommend the album enough.