Monday, March 15, 2010

Good compilation, this, but misleadingly titled--there's not much that's electronische here, or even that's motorik really. In fact the selection could almost have been made as a counter-argument to the line pushed by Julian Cope in his book of Krautrock-as-protopunk. Because rather a lot of the groups here sound like they really wanted to be Quintessence, not Velvet Underground. It's not for nothing that some members of Traffic actually joined the later Can (great here with "A Spectacle", which = Happy Mondays). Indeed there might actually be more flutes on this compilation than synths.