SEVEN THAT SPELLS - The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock: IO

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Psychedelic/Space Rock, Artrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 162 / 7-8-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Sulatron | Autor: BSV

and the resurrection of Krautrock. After the first part "The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock: AUM" released in 2011 Seven That Spells now present part two: Subtitles this time: "IO". Like the first part the album starts with "In" and ends with "Out". The psychedelic band from Croatia, founded in 2003, mixes math rock with Captain Beefheart structures on "In II". The 18-minute "IO" is a dark trip: whirling drums, shimmering rhythm guitars, sacred choirs with catchy melodies, mysterious floating states and dark guitar chords come together here. An atmosphere that resembles a chase in a dark labyrinth. Phases of rest alternate with moments of hecticness. The 14-minute "Burning Blood" also captures this claustrophobic mood with its ethno choirs, loud drums and shrill guitar attacks. The album may be the most accessible of Seven That Spells to date. In any case, it is a work full of enraptured, sometimes black magic.

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