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OUT OF FOCUS-wake up-'71 Munich psychedelic Krautrock-NEW CD j/c


wake up - 1971

new cd

Debut album of Munich psychadelic Krautrock masters / english lyrics

Out Of Focus Existing for ten years or so, Out Of Focus were amongst the finest of German rock fusion bands. Formed in late 1968 in Munich, they rapidly established a stylish and refined blend of rock and jazz, that drew in psychedelic overtones and also a profound socio-political awareness in Moran Neum¿ller's songs. The early albums exhibited that unique character of Krautrock (akin to Xhol, Thirsty Moon, etc.) with pure invention in a music that transcends boundaries, taking the rock song beyond its normal format with extended instrumentals featuring an abundance of solos and surprises. I would argue that Out Of Focus started excellent, and got even better with each album. Probably the finest of all their albums was the monumental double FOUR LETTER MONDAY AFTERNOON, almost certainly a dedication to Soft Machine's revolutionary double THIRD, it similarly had mainly instrumental and lengthy tracks, although the first LP is a little more down to earth, the unprecedented surprise is the extended suite that encompassed the whole of the second LP. lt seems amazing that a band were able to start off with a masterpiece and better it with each subsequent album, yet that's what Out Of Focus did! It's a shame that Kuckuck withdrew its interest in Krautrock in the mid-70's, as it left Out Of Focus without the chance of a contract elsewhere. There were plans for a release with the April/Schneeball collective in 1975, in fact an album was recorded, yet all that eventually emerged was one track on a festival LP, by which time they had changed into a more conventional jazz-rock band, featuring only one original member: Remigius Drechsler (who subsequently went on to Embryo).(Crack in the Cosmic Egg) Remigius Drechsler (guitars), Hennes Hering (organ, piano), Moran Neum¿ller (tenor sax, flute, vocals), Klaus Sp¿ri (drums), Stephan Wischeu (bass):

Out Of Focus ‎– Wake Up!
Kuckuck ‎– 11006-2
CD, Album, Reissue, Repress
Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
1     See How A White Negro Flies     5:49
2     God Save The Queen, Cried Jesus     7:31
3     Hey John     9:39
4     No Name     3:07
5     World's End     9:56
6     Dark, Darker     11:40
Companies, etc.

    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Kuckuck Schallplatten
    Phonographic Copyright (p) – E.R.P. Musikverlag
    Copyright (c) – Kuckuck Schallplatten
    Copyright (c) – E.R.P. Musikverlag
    Made By – Sonopress – F-5614
    Recorded At – Union Studios, Munich


    Composed By, Arranged By – Out Of Focus
    Design – Concept Data
    Illustration – Ch. Ruthenberg
    Photography By – Matthias Porst
    Producer – Jonas Porst
    Recorded By – Mack (2), Thomas Klemt*

Originally released in 1970.
Aufgenommen im Union-Studio München vom 27. bis 31. Oktober und vom 5. bis 7. Dezember 1970.
Recorded in Union-Studio München from 27. to 31. October and from 5. to 7. December 1970.

Information on cover:-
℗ 1970 © 1991 Kuckuck Schallplatten/ Ohrwaschl Records
Printed and manufactured in Germany

Information on disc:-
℗ 1970 © 1991 Kuckuck Schallplatten
Made in Germany

Repress of Wake Up! due the ifpi codes.

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