01. Duplicate (8:19)
02. Last Spring (8:17)
03. Thoughts (6:33)
04. Dream (19:13)
Rudiger Braune: Drums
Dirk Fleck: Bass
Martin Kohmstedt: Guitar
Rudiger Elze: Guitar
Not only for fans of Krautrock: Exponent - a previously unreleased album from 1974.
Before the Krautrock project from Wuppertal changed the bands name to Exponent in 1974 they used the name „Upside Down“ (1971-1974).
The project features Frederic Mirage on the Moog synthesizer! They played on a lot concerts also together with other bands - for instance Novalis and Hölderlin.
A typical promotion letter from 1974 (from Exponent's Management) in the style of which it gets sometimes added to promo records was rediscovered. A copy of it is included in the package. 300 copies!
Produced at Studio Neubauer in Düsseldorf were several Krautrock bands recorded their releases. For instance: Dom – Edge Of Time
Well... here's the next big thing for archival progressive rock collectors (recorded in 1974). Imagine Spektakel as played by Eloy. Oh... did I get your attention there? Good, that was the plan. This is more German symphonic than classic Krautrock, and I know many of you are nodding your head, saying "yep - know wha'cha mean, Tom". This is definitely a dream for keyboard fans, and there's oodles of organ, Moog, electric piano, and mellotron to absorb and treasure. While there is guitar, it definitely plays second banana to the awesome banks of keyboards. And, as indicated prior, the album is geared more towards the symphonic progressive genre with plenty of meter breaks and compositional acumen. This is not a atmospheric Krautrock zone out. Side 2 is a bit more of a blues based jam, and also possesses a slightly lesser sound quality, but still no less awesome of a listening experience - perhaps calling out a more classic German sound ala Sixty-Nine here. Yes, there's been a Sixty-Nine sighting (look them up) Sixty-Nine. On the topic of sound quality, it's very good for an archival recording, but hardly Abbey Road Studios standard, so be sure to keep expectations in check. Exponent is begging for a CD issue as well. Top drawer this one goes in.