Thursday, October 26, 2006

Hans Reichel & Eroc : Return Of Onkel Boskopp

A collaboration between long-time pals Eroc, drummer of German prog monsters Grobschnitt and guitarist, instrument builder and inventor genius Hans Reichel, father of the daxophone. Originally i was pondering on putting up some of Reichel's 'usual' guitar and dax improv albums, but then, this one is for me way stranger than anything he ever did. For it contains some the most straightforward playing you'll ever get from the man. Rhythms with lots of guitar/daxophone and also some violin & accordeon overdubs. At times it sounds like some prog music gone wrong. Or something like that. It was originally released in '86 under the title Kino. Reworked a bit, renamed & two songs added ten years later for this CD reissue. Judging from the look on their faces on the cover pic, they had a great time making it...
Check also Reichel's site, it's one of the funniest & best looking i've ever seen.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

her it is again! you know i posted this some weeks/months ago? but the link got killed long ago in the recent!
this is in fact a very strange but also funny and entertaining record - it's easy to access, but it's not THAT easy all in all - Eroc put much effort in the sound picture, and knowing that he's a first-grade engineer and recording studio owner, he sure stretches the capacity or the recording studio to the very limits!

a very nice onkel-share!

10:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ooops... lucky,
my mistake. i was putting the last three posts in a bit of a hurry, haven't checked. no hard feelings, i hope. then again, better two onkels than one, (or none) i guess ;)

4:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hard feelings, mate? man, i'm glad you like this kinda stuff - it should be heard, no argues about who posted this earlier on blabla ;#)

i always hate it, when people tell me - come visit my blog, you will LOVE what i posted - and then i look... ok, but i will kindly invite you to have a small look at my recent post - maybe you have it all, maybe not - but at least i know, that charles hayward isn't a complete stranger to you...

cheers, and have a nice weekend!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yea lucky, i saw that. it embarrassed me a bit (but in a nice way)... thanks man.
'survive' is my fave hayward album, perhaps because it's the closest to heat sound (he's even doing a portion of the unreleased 'rough with the smooth' this heat song there). anyway. i'll get back to you today by mail...

3:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

THX much. Glad I found your blog (via WFMU's Beware of the Blog).

3:22 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love it! Please post more Hans Reichel albums!

1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Thought you might like these if you do not have them

Eroc 1
Eroc 2

P/S Thanks for the share

8:35 AM  
Blogger L'Homme Scalp said...

i found the password for the 2 eroc:

pw is : dreamy

7:44 PM  
Blogger WmPerry said...

Ha! too much! I'm downloading this 13ish years later. Tremendous luck or you are one concientious blogger. above and beyond. thank you.

2:02 AM  

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