Franz K. - Sensemann (1972 phenomenal german psychedelic hard-rock, 1994 repertoire reissue) Flac

Álbuns com longas músicas quando se destacam pela qualidade da música proporcionada, acabam se tornando obras primas da história da música (rock). E aqui podemos apenas como exemplo citar o magnifico "Tick As A Brick" do não menos magnânimo Jethro Tull; e esse álbum que eu estou a postar surpreende pela uniformidade da "qualidade sonora" proporcionada pelo power trio alemão. Dois fantásticos longos "tracks", que em nenhum momento deixam a peteca cair. Desbundante do inicio ao fim. Desfrutem!

Sensemann is the first album by the German band Franz K.. The band plays in a guitar-bass-drums trio set-up. Formed in Witten in 1969 as Franz Kafka, in their early days they were one of those very Teutonic underground rock bands, akin to Ton Steine Scherben or Lokomotive Kreuzberg, with a hard-edged agit-rock style.
Their strong anti-capitalist lyrics more or less place them in the German polit-rock scene. By the time of their debut (becoming just Franz K.) they had matured their sound from the early days of Fugs and Mothers style theatre in German. SENSEMANN featured just two side-long tracks offering a great deal of freedom for invention, with aggressive German lyrics and similarly angular freaky guitars characterising their sound.

The first track is mostly bluesy rock with some jazzy elements. The music is played in an energetic way and has this great Rolling Stones "Midnight Rambler" vibe. The second track is quite a monster. Within one minute you go from The Guess Who-type rock to "21th Century Schizoid Man" mayhem. After a few minutes the sky has cleared and an almost Black Sabbath-ian grunge riff sets in. There are a few guitar lines vaguely recalling the German band Vita Nova. Next, a razor-edged guitar assault pops up which reminds me of Guru Guru, T2 and Black Sabbath all at the same time. After some eight to nine minutes a pedestrian beat announces the arrival of the vocals. The vocals are less in your face and more symbolic this time. The last part of the track is more jamming and repetitive, but still quite cool.

A psychedelic hard-rock twist on Ton Steine Scherben perhaps. Franz K. continued for many years, ROCK IN DEUTSCH is also reputedly good, but on later albums (at least another nine!) the vocals took over and they moved to a more mainstream rock and cabaret mixture, totally lacking the innovation of their debut.


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  2. Francis K was founded in late in 1969. After various formations with flute or saxophone , the group has finally established as a trio : Mick Hannes - guitar / Peter Josefus - bass vocals / Stefan Josefus - drums. They first played blues - jazz - later more and more rock . There were performances in almost all known German clubs. Was suddenly interrupted the work of Franz K , as on a tour to France , the bus , along with the instruments burned on the highway after an accident . Only after half a year of financial loss was over. The trio began to play again, but did not resume , but to evolve the old style . The new approach to music was through invitation to URBS 71 of Wuppertal ( 7 - June 12 ) . Due to the socio-political topic made ​​this event a composer Franz K rock song with German text : the " Grim Reaper " . It was at the performance an enthusiastic response from the audience . Franz K had achieved what the group had always envisioned : a meaningful synthesis of music and language, music that makes a real contact with the audience . Since then, more gigs followed . Francis K was the summer of '71 in almost all major festivals in Germany and found considerable success with its new music , the result has now been reflected in the form of a LP it's a record that's full of invention and surprises. ''Sensemann" it featured just two side-long tracks offering a great deal of freedom for invention, with aggressive German lyrics and similarly angular freaky guitars characterising their sound. There are also sizeable instrumental breaks that are top-notch Krautrock progressive.

    Thx Nel!

  3. Gracias , und vielen Dank liebe leute!

  4. Hi Chris, of course added to bloglist
    Best regards!


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