Monday, June 14, 2010

Mythos - Mythos (1971)
"Mythos were one of the finest of Berlin bands, yet were unfairly overlooked by most of the media. Maybe this was because of the group's leader Stephan Kaske's most unusual strongly accented vocals, who like Jürgen Dollase of Wallenstein, often came across as a strange Kraut Peter Hammill! Aside from his odd vocals, Stephan was also a highly talented multi-instrumentalist, and a visionary.

Mythos were fine purveyors of cosmic Krautrock, covering ground from space-tripping Pink Floyd via Ash Ra Tempel, onto Hawkwind and further by also blending in classical and ethnic themes. Science fiction themes were used as basis for lyrics, though, especially so on the eponymous debut. But the music came first. A magical album, full of invention, yet all the more memorable for the ecological sci-fi proverb that ends the opus "Encyclopedia Terrae"... (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

"An outstanding first album by the very underground Mythos. Released at the beginning of the 70s, this self title album is in the direct line of the musical inspiration developed in the early years of german krautrock scene for the mythic OHR label. This is a complex german rock music featuring strange vocals, folk & spacey-electronic arrengements to create a very dreamy and mysterious musical universe... It can aslo be a great introduction to the most obscure side of Krautrock. " (phillipe progarchives.com)

"The debut album by Germany's MYTHOS is a pure unadulterated classic space-prog album draped over 5 lush tracks. There are truly many cosmic charms to this space bracelet with some wild nubulas , space vibes and jams. Vocals are slightly distorted when used and somewhat modulated giving the listen a real outer worldly space feel. MYTHOS are clearly lost somewhere in the COSMIC JOKERS / ASH RA TEMPEL camp with dreamy dreamy psych/folk/prog landscapes. MYTHOS manage to create some pretty heavenly space atmospheres with some fantastic synthesizer, flute, spacey guitar and mellotron work throughout. For me this album ranks as a complete album and one of my personal favs from the space-prog category. A definite piece of creative vinyl. " (loserboy progarchives.com)

1. Mythoett (3:08)
2. Oriental Journey (8:16)
3. Hero's Death (9:47)
4. Encyclopedia Terra Part 1 (10:17)
5. Encyclopedia Terra Part 2 (7:24)

Thomas Hildebrand - Drums, Percussion
Stephan Kaske - 6 & 12-string Guitars, Sitar, Flute, Synth, Vocals
Harald Weiße - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Effects

EAC-Separate FLACs-Covers 246 MB

Part 1__Part 2__Part 3

Mp3 @ 320

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Bye!

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thank's! Very interesting!
Phil

1:28 AM, June 15, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

You are welcome Phil!

4:01 PM, June 15, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this awesome album.
Enzo

3:22 PM, June 17, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Enzo!

3:43 PM, June 17, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey thanks GarColga,beautiful album,amazing.

-Hotroder.

6:16 AM, June 19, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Hotroder

9:56 AM, June 19, 2010  
Anonymous Jörg said...

I had thee or four Mythos LPs, and one cd. Loved them.

10:01 PM, June 20, 2010  
Blogger GarColga said...

Good morning Jörg!

6:37 AM, June 21, 2010  

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