Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Volker Kriegel "Spectrum" 1971

The genius of Volker Kriegel is widely known, the german wonder kid and guitar player. This is his 2nd solo effort, the first LP he made while he was a member of the american vibraphonist Dave Pike's combo. The members is actually the personal as on the The Dave Pike Set 1969-1972, and the sound is VERY similar. Spectrum is just as groovy and psychedelic as the stuff he released with Pike, maybe the focus here is more on the guitars (some sitar work as well) than on the vibraphone? Sadly this album is rather hard to get (as most of the groovy MPS recordings) today, and the reissues (on both cd and vinyl) barely even exist outside of Japan (sursprise). Incredible groovy!