Friday, February 21, 2014

WOLFGANG DAUNER'S ET CETERA – Knirsch (LP-1972)




Label: MPS Records – 21 21432-2
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album / Country: Germany / Released: 1972
Style: Psychedelic Rock, Free-Jazz-Rock, Experimental, Prog Rock
Recorded at MPS-Studio, Villingen, March 1972.
Cover [Design], Photography By [Outside Cover] – Frieder Grindler
Engineer – Rolf Donner
Photography By [Inside Cover] – H. Mall, J. Becker
Producer – Willi Fruth

A1 - The Really Great Escape (Composed By – L. Coryell) .......................... 4:20
A2 - Sun (Composed By – W. Dauner) .......................................................... 6:38
A3 - Yan (Voice, Effects [Sounds] – Richard Ketterer) ................................ 12:55
B1 - Tuning Spread (Composed By – W. Dauner) ....................................... 11:05
B2 - Yin (Composed By – W. Dauner) ........................................................... 9:55

Musicians:
WOLFGANG DAUNER – keyboards, electronics [Electronic Devices]
LARRY CORYELL – guitar
GÜNTER LENZ – bass
JON HISEMAN – drums
FRED BRACEFUL – drums, percussion


Completely new standards were set with this recording in 1972. “ Knirsch ” became cult and still is until now, 42 years after its release. A unique example for the successful interweaving of jazz, rock, avant-garde and electronic.

With its follow-up, Knirsch, which is German for “ crunch, ” as alluded to by the trippy “ bite ” cover art of Frieder Grindler, who also designed ECM and Mood Records covers in the 1970s, the starry group was out and Dauner reconnected with MPS to hook up with American guitarist Larry Coryell (Chico Hamilton, Free Spirits, Gary Burton) and British drummer Jon Hiseman (aka John Hiseman, co-founder of the jazz-rock bands Colosseum and Tempest and, later, with Wolfgang Dauner, the all-star band United Jazz + Rock Ensemble).

This is a surpassing masterpiece.

Knirsch ” lost nothing of its initial musical stimulus. And for the primarily young generation, it may be a totally new discovery. Although some may know at least one title, the final track “ Yin ” . As this one (an honour not too many German composers experienced) was covered by Larry Coryell on his recording “ Introducing The Eleventh House ” .

The group on „Knirsch “ was named „Et Cetera “ by Dauner and he explained it as follows: „We want to make spontaneous music. Music, created at the very moment of playing and allowing its development as we go on. We let it continue on and on, but it must sound alive. We despise categories and limits. ”

High time for a new discovery of this path breaking recording.



If you find it, buy this album!

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  2. Wow, this is really a discovery to me. Murderous good music. Thanks.

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  3. Vielen Dank. Die Musik ist perfekt.

    Klaus

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  4. WOw this looks great Early larry Coryell is great guitar man!

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  5. Very interesting, Vitko . . . I have a lot of this early '70's "jazz rock" but this one is quite unfamiliar to me! Thanks for the listen.

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  6. Merci infiniment pour cette découverte qui va rejoindre le grand blind test de www.musiconaute.info

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  7. This is a classic. Is it available in flac?

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