Monday, May 31, 2010

Irmin's Way - Opus; Destroy (1976)
"A rediscovery in the mid-1990's, Irmin's Way were an obscure mid-1970's Anglo-German band who recorded an LP in 1976, that remained unreleased and lost until 1995. There's a good deal of mystery about them, except that the band were originally known under a different name, and at the request of the musicians the original name and identity of the musicians has never been disclosed. If this all turns out to be a hoax, it's certainly a convincing one.

For the album release they took on the name Irmin's Way, after the Saxon God that slew a dragon, a name that befitted the album as a conceptual opus steeped in mythology. In the classic tradition of Krautrock bands of the era, Irmin's Way notably drew on the cosmic side of Pink Floyd, close to Belgian's Dragon, or towards Gäa's psychedelic space-tripping. A touch amateurish, i.e. rough 'n' ready, and not that well produced, it is nonetheless a classic of the genre.

According to info from Martin Heide, he says that the real name of Irmin's Way was Tin Pan Alley. Apparently the Ege Sound Studio still exists, and resident engineer Dieter Ege still works there." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg"

Past & Present
Eremite
Alone
Opus; Destroy

EAC-Separate FLACs-Covers 297MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

Mp3 @ 320

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Not my rip - thanks to the original uploader/releaser.

Bye!

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for this interesting obscure album
(Enzo)

1:05 AM, June 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Woo hoo !!.
Now this is a lost treasure from the good ol',ta muchly GarColga
-Hotroder

1:11 AM, June 02, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for these obscure gems!
I have one favor, can you, please, reupload Necronomicon, Tips zum Selbstmord, it's been deleted from RS.
Thanks alot and keep it up

3:25 PM, June 07, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bad! please disregard my previous comment, there was another post w/ bonus tracks.
Thank you.

3:28 PM, June 07, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hello Enzo & Hotroder!

Hello anon!

6:33 AM, June 08, 2010  

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