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On their third and final album, Dzyan refined their sound even further into improvisation and exotic sounds. Electric Silence offers other-worldly music of incredible beauty and strangeness, influenced by the music of Asia but taking it into far more original realms. This is in no way some ethno-new age wankery, but just the opposite, with music as wild and freeform as Sun City Girls' avant-rock ethno-improvisations from a decade or two later. Multi-instrumentalists Marron and Karwatky experiment with sitar, saz, tambura, Mellotron, double bass, and an invented instrument called a "super string," which makes this intense "sproing" noise, while Giger holds it together with his fantastic drumming. From the weird opium-den trance-soundtrack of "Khali" to the more funky "For Earthly Thinking," to the even wilder tracks like "The Road Not Taken," Dzyan crafted one of the finest and most unique works of the Krautrock era.


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s

One of the more obscure gems of the early-'70s Krautrock scene, Dzyan, from the city of Mannheim in southern Germany, creatively blended elements of rock, improvised jazz, electronics, and ethnic music from Asia into something quite unique. With their name taken from the Indian book of creation, the original group that consisted of Jochen Leuschner, Dieter Kramer, Gerd Ehrmann, Reinhard Karwatky, and Ludwig Baum came together in January 1972 as a studio project. By April, their eponymous first album...
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  • €6.54
  • Genres: Rock, Music, World
  • Released: 1975

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