Amon Düül - Experimente ( 1983 )

Posthumously released first in 1983, 'Experimente' offers up what I'm sure many of us hope to be the final leftovers from the groups famous 1968 jam session. In total, there are 24 tracks simply titled 'Special Track Experience'. Surprisingly, the material comprising 'Experimente' features slightly less percussion and is more coherent and interesting than any of the material on 'Disaster' or 'Collapsing'. Each of the 'Special Track Experience' tracks appears to be trimmed from a longer body of music, a trick that BASF should have considered before their release of the aptly titled 'Disaster'. Musically, the material shows a heavy influence from the sixties garage band sound as evidenced by the discordant 'Louie Louie' jam heard on Track 20 and the Sonics-esque sound on Tracks 10 and 11. Contrasting this is a primal melodic sound more akin to early Velvet Underground as evidenced by Track 23. However, the true gem on the album, Track 24, is an early version of a guitar riff later used on 'Archangels Thunderbird' from the album 'Yeti'. If you are thirsting for a little more Amon Duul in your life, you certainly could do worse than this album!



 Captain Trip Records (Japan) CTCD-014[re1995rec:1968 

Tracks Listing

1. Special Track Experience No. 1 (4.30)
2. Special Track Experience No. 2 (0.32)
3. Special Track Experience No. 3 (5.17)
4. Special Track Experience No. 4 (2.28)
5. Special Track Experience No. 5 (2.41)
6. Special Track Experience No. 6 (1.11)
7. Special Track Experience No. 7 (5.47)
8. Special Track Experience No. 8 (2.11)
9. Special Track Experience No. 9 (3.45)
10. Special Track Experience No. 10 (1.42)
11. Special Track Experience No. 11 (1.54)
12. Special Track Experience No. 12 (1.24)
13. Special Track Experience No. 13 (3.49)
14. Special Track Experience No. 14 (2.48)
15. Special Track Experience No. 15 (1.29)
16. Special Track Experience No. 16 (5.10)
17. Special Track Experience No. 17 (0.50)
18. Special Track Experience No. 18 (2.06)
19. Special Track Experience No. 19 (6.29)
20. Special Track Experience No. 20 (1.07)
21. Special Track Experience No. 21 (2.46)
22. Special Track Experience No. 22 (3.08)
23. Special Track Experience No. 23 (2.33)
24. Special Track Experience No. 24 (1.08)

Personnel:
- Angelica Filanda- Vocals, Percussion
- Helge Filanda- Congas, Anvil
- Ella Bauer- Vocals, Percussion
- Rainer Bauer- Guitar, Vocals
- Ullrich Leopold- Bass
- Peter Leopold - Drums
- Uschi Obermaier- Percussion
- Wolfgang Krischke - Piano, Percussion


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