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Vive La Trance
Amon Duul II
Vive La Trance
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
 
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Amon Düül II's 6th album Vive La Trance was originally released in 1973. The group experimented with world music rhythms on compositions such as Mozambique, risked unusual piano dissonances on Jalousie, proved their d...  more »

      
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All Artists: Amon Duul II
Title: Vive La Trance
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Revisited Records
Original Release Date: 1/1/2006
Re-Release Date: 6/26/2007
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, Continental Europe, Experimental Music, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 693723053820

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Album Description
Amon Düül II's 6th album Vive La Trance was originally released in 1973. The group experimented with world music rhythms on compositions such as Mozambique, risked unusual piano dissonances on Jalousie, proved their distinct feel for haunting rock songs on Trap, Dr. Jeckyll and Pig Man and allowing tracks such as Fly United to gleam with thoroughly strange organ sounds. The result even pleased German press, who otherwise tended to treat comparable acts from other parts of Germany with a certain skepticism and arrogance. Germany's most critical music publication, Sounds, mused on the release of Vive La Trance: "The grating, grasping electronics have become even denser, more variable and dominant since Wolf City, lending Düül's sound a somewhat lighter, hovering element as an antithesis to the complicated, drum-driven rhythms." Beyond that, the musicians experimented - in the journalists opinion - with `bubbling, airy-spooky sounds that I'd love to fill my bathtub with.' The songs on this recording tend to be shorter (averaging around 3 1/2 minutes), and more conventional in structure and subject matter, but there is an overlay of electronics and psychedelic effects that definitely keeps the music within the progressive realm. 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.