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The essential antidote to all your other albums
on 17 March 2001
Spring-clean your brain with this minimalist German avant-garde rock classic. Bassist Holger Czukay's riffs and figures prove that it's what you leave out that counts, while Jaki Liebzeit's pin-sharp percussion is state-of-the-art subtle.
Guitars and keyboards swirl and chop and scratch and slide, from eerie to intimate to what the hell was that sound? This is a cliché-free zone, where there's always plenty of time to improvise (10 minutes worth on "Soup") or simply chug along regardless.
Most of these tracks are acutally songs, and they're sung / whispered / mumbled / shouted in English by (of course) a Japanese busker called Damo Suzuki. You will never get "Vitamin C" out of your head.
Listen to Ege Bamyasi and everything else sounds pompous - be warned, this is completely bewitching.