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Limbus 4
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Metal


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All Artists: Limbus 4
Title: Mandalas
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Ohr / Pilz
Release Date: 6/21/1999
Album Type: Import
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock, Metal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090204745623

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The free form of music
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Limbus 4 was an improvisational group from Germany in de late 60's who took their influence from free jazz, Jung's primal scream thory and ethnic rhythms patterns. They have created en entirely original form of music whith a high sense of freedom and universal unity through their own language, jamming with all kind of flutes such as bamboo flute, traditional recorders, plastic flutes and many others ethnic instrumentation (tablas, tamboura, cello, drums) as well as electric organ and prepared piano. The four tracks recorded here rise from the "ambient zen meditation" to the "dadaist paroxism". Here there are no chordal structure, it's just free improvisational music with some of the greats moments in the history of "kraut rock" history. Is the perfect blend between Sun Ra and the former Amon Düül. Very trippy, very tribal, very challenging music for ears that are hungry of new sensations. Highly recommended!"
Limbus 4 'Mandalas' (Ohr)
Mike Reed | USA | 10/01/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Originally released in 1970, this looks to be the German band's second of just two albums. Best described as 'free form jazz / krautrock'. This CD didn't exactly blow my mind, but I thought it was okay. The four tracks within are "Dhyana"(10:08), "Kundalini"(5:48), "Heiku"(2:17) and what I considered to be the disc's best cut, the lengthy "Plamsa"(19:28). This digipack listed the four musicians, Odysseus Artner, Mathias Knieper, Bernd Henninger and Gerd Kraus but they don't list WHICH instruments each one plays. They, do however list various instruments used to make this lp were bass,piano,violin,various flutes,percussion,tablas,etc. THOUGHT I heard a kazoo on this CD. Just might somewhat appeal to fans of Floh De Cologne,Anima and Hoelderlin."