Prime Krautrock (albeit from Austria), circa 1972—what goths would have listened too had there been goths back then!
Hippy psychedelic acid-fueled downer rock, complete with full-blown psychedelic guitar freakouts, coupled with somber church-like organ and a vocalist who sounds on the verge of tears throughout the album. Oh so sad.
This is a complex album, to be sure, with terrific flights into the cosmos often compared to those fine Krautrock exemplars Gila and Virus.
A most melancholic, wonderful record, the sort of thing that all too often is relegated to the prog/psych collectors corner; an odd, but excellent, hidden treasure that shares a dark mentality with the likes of Comus.
A1 Paternoster 3:57
A2 Realization 3:31
A3 Stop These Lines 6:56
A4 Blind Children 6:14
B1 Old Danube 4:13
B2 The Pope Is Wrong 6:00
B3 Mammoth Opus O 8:55