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Reviews of releases for 1971

Nirvana - Songlife (Six Album Archive)

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The late 60s saw such an explosion of creativity and innovation in music that it’s almost incomprehensible by today’s standards. Musicians all around the world were reaching out in all...

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(Posted by Jon Davis 2021-03-21)

Chelique Sarabia - Revolución Electrónica en Música Venezolana

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In the early 70s, Venezuelan composer and arranger Chelique Sarabia decided to record an album of Venezuelan traditional and folk songs, but with an updated modern touch using musical instruments...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2020-02-06)

Moby Grape - 20 Granite Creek

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Moby Grape was perhaps the most talented collective of all the late 60s San Francisco bands, as one listen to their self-titled 1967 debut or their second (Wow from 1968) will certainly...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2020-02-01)

Fuchsia - Fuchsia (Deluxe Edition)

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Back in 2013, after Fruits de Mer released the Me and My Kites 7-inch with Tony Durant, I went on a search for Fuchsia’s albums. Even the CD reissues were difficult to find, but find them I...

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(Posted by Henry Schneider 2018-09-30)

Alice Coltrane - Universal Consciousness

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So if there is one quality that ties my various tastes in music together it would be the cosmic quality. It's a hard quality to define, but it's basically a brother/sisterhood of all...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-09-06)

A.R. & Machines - Die Grüne Reise - The Green Journey

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There are three prime figures in German music for the echo guitar: Manuel Göttsching, Gunter Schickert, and, here, Achim Reichel. A lot of great music was made with this technique of using...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-07-19)

Gila - Gila

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Gila was a band from the Stuttgart area that played psychedelic and progressive rock music and existed in name from the spring of 1969 until the summer of 1974, although in the spring of ’72...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-05-28)

Virus - Revelation & Thoughts

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Virus began as one of the most powerful proponents of German psychedelic rock in the early 70s, formed after some changes in their previous band Man’s World (departure of their bassist and...

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(Posted by Peter Thelen 2018-05-25)

Out of Focus - Out of Focus

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Out of Focus was a really apt name for this German band, their sound always seemed just a little off, whether it was the vocals or what often sounded like a slightly flat saxophone at work. Yet...

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(Posted by Mike McLatchey 2018-04-05)
 

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