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Ax Genrich — Wave Cut
(ATM 3813 AH, 1995, CD)

by Mike McLatchey, Published 1997-02-01

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Everybody should be on to this by now, one of the most impressive comebacks in psychedelic acid rock ever. Guru Guru's most cathartic and inventive guitarist released Psychedelic Guitar in 1994 to some critical acclaim, yet that was only a taste to the madness on this follow up. Genrich has successfully taken his roots in the "power trio" hysteria of early psychotropic Guru and updated them to now, none for the worse. His unique playing is all over this, squealing, fluttering, ripping, and roaring over a new rhythm section that seems more than capable of wringing every last ounce of energy from him. This is about 25 years since the classic Guru years but except for the modern production you can barely tell this from an album like Känguru or Hinten. The songs have enough variety for what is often for a trio a limited conception, and the excitement level is way up here. A truly fantastic album, unbelievably so — can you name a more successful comeback than this? Not in my book.


Filed under: New releases, Issue 11, 1995 releases

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