WALRUS - S/T

The scene: A dark bar at the End of the World, on the shores of the Polar Sea, in the Far North of Norway. The result of some highly spirited, wine induced bragging, five strangers find themselves sharing a stage under the assumed name WALRUS. The lights go on, and there, on the spot, they have to make up some music that can live up to the brazen boasts that got them onstage. The cast: An Organ Player who plays in an almost geometrically meditative fashion, angular, repetitive and hypnotic. A remarkable Cello Player with angelic features, who seems to be having a loud on-stage argument with his instrument, always teetering on the brink of a sonic fist-fight. A Bass Player whose fuzzed out sounds even on a good day could turn your brand new car to rust. And then there is the two-headed beast: Two manic Drummers playing the same, sprawling double drumkit, but attacking it from different sides and angles. And their sound? Well, early German Electronic Kraut Rock seems to be in the band’s collective DNA, but that is just one small part of it. The roots of their music may be firmly planted in age old Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, but their branches reach well into the future – to a new kind of Post-Rock perhaps. And theirs is a sound that changes constantly. Going from pastoral and emotional to jugular aggression in mere seconds, the band ebbs and flows, back and forth, creating spectacular atmospheres and moods. Building tension and tearing it down, telling stories and painting pictures. There is nothing quite like it. So how does this story end? Well, shaking their heads in disbelief after the show, they quickly decided that this group, albeit still half imaginary, was too good not to be true. And in tribute to the remote part of the world where their band and their music had been born, they named their particular brand of music ‘Polar Kraut.’

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ArtistWALRUS Release date2013-02-11 Item no89280 Product groupVinyl MediaLP Record labelElectricity GenreProgressive/ Progg ConditionNew, unplayed AvailabilityIn stock Delivery1-3 Days
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