Wednesday, March 19, 2008

JOACHIM KUHN-CINEMASCOPE, LP, 1974, GERMANY




Rare as hen's teeth and riddled with atmosphere to burn, the hard charging and often jaw-dropping krautrock fusion heard on Cinemascope was produced by Conny Plank, flanked by an Orchestra (conducted by Kuhn's brother Rolf) and features a stellar international cast comprised of guitarist Toto Blanke (who I've posted a raft of material by previously), Kuhn on piano, electric piano and sax and the legendary fusion rhythm section of John Lee and Gerry Brown plus a guest turn from Polish violinist Zbigniew Seifert. All reason enough for a pulse quickening to be sure, but credentials aside, the way fusion fire, snakily phantasmal orchestration and producerly atmospheric flourishes elide here is really something special, it's only possible parallel for the way it situates the spectral with the fluidly feverish being Ralf Nowy's Amon Duul 2-related Lucifer's Dream LP, which I'll post next week.

Get it Here

***NOTE: THERE'S A MIRRORED MEDIAFIRE LINK IN THE COMMENT FIELD***

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks fantastic LP!!!!!
ALAN

The Gosub Routine said...

cheers man!

Gianni said...

great!

Anonymous said...

Although I´m German and grew up with MPS-records I have never seen nor heard this one. Great! Thank you!

Manfred

Anonymous said...

Thank you. Mutantz
MZ

Kevin said...

Thanks!

This sounds like it's right up my alley.

Best, Kevin

http://eclectic-grooves.blogspot.com

PHSStudiosRJ said...

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padilla_86 said...

thanks for this upload, great album,
good thing it's not on Rapidshare!
Greetings from Mexico

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Art Simon said...

I didn't know this existed, Thanks!

il angelo said...

Very trippy, kinda mahavishnulike. Rare indeed. Loved it. Thanks

ish said...

really enjoyed this. thanks.

misha said...

Thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!Thank you!!!

boogieman said...

Thanks mate. i'm quite familiar with the MPS catalogue and Kuhn's work but i had never heard this one. Pretty heavy fusion, i love it! And Toto Blanke is a badass electric player!

Turtle Birth said...

I just bought it yesterday for 3 euro's :D The guy who was selling it bluntly told me that it was "Piano music, ohyeah and there's also guitar playing in it". Hahahaa. Because of this it almost made me not buy it. But i did anyway, even if it would only be for the awesome cover :D
I'm so happy!

al66 said...

Mediafire link for this album:

http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?pa7oioqjt2m4lb4