Is This Human Behavior
Norbert Krueler alias Shamall has been hard-working again. Fans of longtracks will get one's money's worth entirely with this double-CD. The single tracks respectively parts flow smoothly into each other, that it may give the impression of a sole composition (of 78 minutes in case of CD 01). The first CD starts with mellow e-piano and heavy e-guitar sounds - Shamall creates slowly and with a lot of breathing space a kind of atmospheric space-prog, which reminds often at the seventies' Pink Floyd era. Chanting synths like in 'Wish you were here'- or 'Animals'-days arise a - high-class - kind of futuristic 'Picture Music', where the listener evolves his own mind movie. Thematically this album deals with the ignorant behavior of the mankind towards their environment - similar to the current album of the German krautrock band eloy. Krueler knows to stage a thunder-storm of epic and space-sounds - even better than on his previous releases. So it's worth to go for an expedition here and despite of a few single redundancies, it's always a true pleasure to listen. The second CD 'Living incommunicado' is more rock-oriented with a lot of guitar parts and soli. Bonus-tracks perfect this album. Related bands: Pink Floyd, Eloy c/o 'eclipsed rock magazine', Walter Sehrer, issue 12/09-01/10.