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|Amon DÃ¼Ã¼l II|
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Originally released in 1976, Pyragony (or Pyragony 10th or Pyragony X ) immediately faced mixed criticism by the press and among the loyal Amon Düül II fanbase. Often considered to be too pop for Düülites upon release, the... more »
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Originally released in 1976, Pyragony (or Pyragony 10th or Pyragony X ) immediately faced mixed criticism by the press and among the loyal Amon Düül II fanbase. Often considered to be too pop for Düülites upon release, the sands of time have cast a new light on this release. High points include the group composition Flower Of The Orient , with its lovely Near East textures and Weinzierl s instrumental Crystal Hexagram . The word Pyragony doesn t exist in English, but is artificially made up from the Greek roots of the words fire and death throes . It was meant to evoke different meanings, which its reader is supposed to find out for himself. But if you think of an extincting fire with the release of their tenth LP you for sure aren t that wrong.
Amon Düül II, the second formation of this now legendary band, are one of the earliest and best known of the German experimental (Krautrock) bands. For the complete re-issue series of the Amon Düül II catalogue, the CDs will be released as remastered deluxe editions, with enhanced booklets, featuring new liner notes and photos.
Amon Duul II - 'Pyragony' (Repertoire) 2 1/2 stars
Mike Reed | USA | 01/19/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Originally released in 1976.Sort of thought maybe the band should've changed their name to Amon Duul II Revisited.This isn't the SAME Amon Duul II that was on the lp masterpeices,like 'Phallus Dei','Yeti' and 'Tanz Der Lemmings'.It's a so-so progressive effort,at best.The playing is decent,but the writing and song arrangements simply didn't do much for me.I still plan to hang onto my copy,just the same.The better tracks would be "Flower Of The Orient"(believe they still might play this tune in their reunion sets these days),the instrumental "Crystal Hexagram" and "Telly Vision".Pretty much for AD II completists."