One or two may be surprised, they are delivering a really modern sound. This album proves that they should not be reduced to the vintage 1970's times. When the band could set a landmark concerning the development of experimental music, and hereby especially the Krautrock genre. It certainly sounds influenced by the album 'Malesch' and their early excursions to some French speaking North African ressorts. But some Far East flavour is coming up too while drawing obvious references to their 2007 re-union tour in Japan. Apart from new bassist Daniel Cordes the line up is still the same compared to the 1970 years. More than ever this is interspersed by a fascinating percussion work, and Michael Hoenig's contemporary electronic goodies, apparently resembling his experiences as a film music composer.
The band have been invited to play three gigs in Shibuya/Tokio, it was February 2007 exactly. A passionated Japanese fan sponsered their mini tour. This also connoted the first band reunion since 1974, at least when speaking of the core line-up consisting of Lutz 'Lüül' Ulbrich, Michael Hoenig, Burghard Rausch, Gustl Lütjens, and Michael 'Fame' Günther. The song compilation predominantly represents the band's first two studio albums 'Malesch' and 'Second'. That means a proper North African Ethno/World component is also available. Both productions are highly acclaimed, while certainly serving an important contribution to the establishment of the Krautrock genre. The songs very much live from the splendid interaction between both guitarists and are trimmed with a modernized approach a bit. However the spirit of 'the good old days' is still noticeable, that's guaranteed.