01. Dhyana (10:08)
02. Kundalini (5:46)
03. Heiku (2:17)
04. Plasma (19:28)
- Odysseus Artner / various instruments
- Bernd Henninger / various instruments
- Matthias Knieper / various intruments
- Gerd Kraus / various instruments
Various instruments: piano, bass, cello, viola, violin, flute, recorder, oriental flute, plastic flute, totalophon, valiha faray, tsikadraha, tabras, tambourin, percussion
Tibetan Style Freak-out the like of which Angus Maclise would have been proud of.. It is scary music but then some would argue Krautrock as a shamanic cure for the excesses of the 1940s ; and therefore when some people say early Krautrock recordings from bands like Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk [Organization] were pretty awful
Well there were dissonant and anarchic by need if you take this shamanic-psychotherapeutic view of its entire raison-d'etre; its cultural function in the human family; the boil had to be lanced; and was successfully...
Krautrock became more civil, almost suburban later....
The music of Limbus is incredibly beautiful and moving just because it carries all of these things and yes it is dissonant ; mildly unnerving ; some of it might make you jump...
It is more avant-garde and scary jazz than it is Kraut; but yet it is Early Krautrock for all the aforementioned
It is beautiful and should be played in a Tibetan Meditation Hall with swathes of incense flowing about
As their previous effort, "Mandalas" is a very difficult but passionate listening, only built on synthesis harmonies, following almost absent, invisible melodic lines and making a large part to micro silence and sound environnement. "Kundalini" is a fine exemple of cloudy experimental improvisations dominated by strange musical inflexions written for acoustic instruments (flute, piano, cello...) , the movement between the instruments is inexact, often syncopated, giving a paranoiac dimension to the ensemble (the unclear "Heiku" with its embedded virtual lines). "Dhyana" is an other singular instrumental, featuring long monotonous organic chords with strange, enigmatic wind instruments and droning voices...an allusion to a "trip" , producing hallucinatory effects on the consciousness. Silence / Time / Eternity are the real musical dimensions of this "cosmic" music. Not really beautiful but it reveals quite evocative states of mind. Recommended for those who like the most radical, agitated parts of krautrock experimentations