The Dark Side Of The Moog ‎– The Dark Side Of The Moog III

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Fax +49-69/450464 ‎– PK 08/101
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Tracklist

1 Phantom Heart Brother (59:00)
1 Part I 18:26
2 Part II 12:15
3 Part III 10:05
4 Part IV 6:12
5 Part V 9:12
6 Part VI 2:45

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Recorded at Sonic Studios Frankfurt.

Limited to 2000 copies.

Duration of sub-track were taken from cd-player.

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  • Matrix / Runout: CD PLANT AB PK 08/101 CDM01
  • Label Code: LC 6269

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incuswetrust

incuswetrust

January 8, 2014

Hmm. Part of me agrees with the reviewer below, part don't, as we say oop here. With Schulze involved, there are those familiar trademark sequencer cadences that echo back to very early Tangerine Dream -not a bad thing. But then the 'trance' bit kicks in and, as i have said before, this is when Namlook loses ground and starts to tread water instead. First parts of the album are very good. But then the me no likey trance bit. Then more Schulze trademark sounds for a coda. Or coma. Overall quite good, the kind of thing these two can knock off in their sleep, really.
ps if you're buying this CD off me, ignore the above. Actually it's f******g blinding.
grblzbx

grblzbx

March 29, 2012
edited over 5 years ago

As I write this, this record is 12 years old, and for me personally, it didn't age quite well. After listening to the irritating combination of distorted cat groaning and toads in slow playback that are apparently meant to form some sort of Pink Floyd like spookiness (like the middle part of "Echoes", which I must add doesn't work for me either), I had to kill myself.

I am writing these lines from hell, were sinners like me who dare criticize holy Schultze and Kuhlmann belong. This whole record sounds as if the two musicians were totally uninspired and punished each other with the worst possible material to work with. Because the second track continues where the first left, adding three more minutes of this howling pain, before adding the most pointless, erratic and random combination of Schultze chords and (probably Namlook) guitar on top. An insult to anyone with the slightest understanding of chord progressions and musical theory (just like most of Schultze's meandering, hour-long 3-note solos, but that just as a sidenote). Track 3 replaces the chords with more or less random percussive sounds. Skip. The only ray of hope is track 4, which has some pleasing melodies, and track 5, which slowly wanders off into boredom, only to end in track 6, which return back to the horrible sounds of the 18 minute long "intro". Overall: 2/5.