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Monday, November 30, 2015

Mythos - Strange Guys (1977)



A great krautrock album from the legendary band "Mythos" with hard rock guitars, psychedelic flute melodies, and moog synthesizer solos.
Mythos was a German rock band established in 1969, when they were known as The Lovely People. They debuted live in November 1970 under the name of Kraftwerk, until they realised there was another band with the same name, so then they chose the name Mythos. Always at the core of the band, through many line-up changes, was the multi-instrumental talent Stephan Kaske. He also was the lead singer, with a very strange voice and thick German accent, he's odd enough for you to love him or hate him. Mythos were always largely instrumental, rooted in the acid rock and cosmic sounds of Pink Floyd and Hawkwind, but with a much wider sound palette. The early albums are more cosmic Krautrock, whereas the mid/late 70's incarnation were heavier electronic rock, after which the band fell apart becoming the project of Stephan Kaske alone, doing electro-pop, and later soundtracks and library music.

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