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GOLEM "Orion Awakes" [CD, Digipak]

1970 - Death Metal from Germany
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Record Label : Lion
More From : GOLEM
Original Year : 1970
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Epic early to mid-1970's instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, and amazing improvised free-form trip of impressive magnitude, on par with the music of Krautrock heavyweights like Neu! and Gila. An adventurous atmosphere throughout, whether the result is hallucinogenic and jazzy ('Jupiter'), the heavy freak and roll of 'The Returning,' with crushing guitars and massive, repetitive almost funky rhythm, or the Jimi Hendrix-inspired 'Godhead Dance.' Our CD booklet essay examines controversy surrounding this and other recordings first made known to the world via Virgin Records' three disc "Unknown Deutschland" compilations from the 1990's, including the fact that one "Genius P Orridge" is named as producer of the Golem album. It's clear enough to all that Genius P Orridge is strangely similar to the name Genesis P Orridge, he of Throbbing Gristle and Psychic TV fame. The fact that the other names on the Golem album jacket lead nowhere only adds to the confusion. Like the other Pyramid Records titles, Golem was recorded by the "Mad Twiddler" (Toby Hrycek-Robinson) around the time he worked for Karlheinz Stockhausen at Westdeutscher Rundfunk in K-ln; likely at Dieter Dierks' studio. In any case, a deep and fascinating record, still fresh despite the years... and meant to be played loud.

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