Wednesday, September 23, 2009


AREA - CRAC! (1975)

Absolutely insane Italian Zeuhl/prog from a band well-known in their home country but not so much elsewhere. Area's busy, buzzy, electronic-folk-meets-jazz-fusion jams are topped of perfectly by the vocals of frontman Demetrios Stratos, whose delivery brings Elvis to mind (although in more of a Dread Zeppelin kind of way, rather than a "Hound Dog" kind of way). Sheer 70's schizophrenia, with hints of Zappa, Magma, and copious amounts of hallucinogenic drugs. Which makes me wonder: What the Hell was Area smoking?

Crac!, maybe?

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Thanks to Cory for hipping me to this album. You're not as much of an asshole as everyone says you are.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Another great one - man you put up some good prog on here!

thanks - john/milwaukee