"Humor is good for everyone and everything. Even a good pinch of irony can't hurt. We have tried to take this to heart in all these years and not to see things so densely", Mani Neumeier says about the track "Blue Huhn". It is this humour in his music and the omnipresent quest for new adventures that characterise the drummer's career, which has lasted for almost 50 years. The present double CD and the 60-page book let this review pass. CD 1 presents eleven Guru Guru tracks for 70 minutes, starting with five recordings from the early seventies with Ax Genrich and Uli Trepte, ending with tracks from 2008's "PSY". This spans a range from freeform jazz rock to ... what is it? CD2 is dedicated to the experimental, the freaked out of Neumeier's solo work and his numerous collaborations: recordings of the Irene Swiss Trio from the early sixties, long before Guru Guru existed, of animals of the night, of the Trio Neumeier, (Dieter) Möbius, (Conny) Plank up to the new with Kawabata Makoto of Acid Mothers Temple. With a twinkle in the eye, one can state: The early Guru Guru sound almost like Acidmothergururu.
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