A.R. & Machines / Achim Reichel - 71/17 Another Green Journey: Live At Elbphilharmonie Hamburg 2 x CDs

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Excellent sounding live concert recording of Achim revisiting with obvious great affection, his tripply, early 70s sound. Who imagined this could happen? Not me!

“In my opinion, A.R. & Machines' Green Journey is one of the most musically important albums of all time in Germany. This live recording from 2017 is great. The whole thing doesn't sound quite as crazy as it did in the seventies, but it is unmistakably Achim Reichel and Machines. Personally, I really like this recording. There is something hypnotic about it and is reminiscent of early Kitaro and Ashra stuff. And then, as a benefit, there is the entire Green Journey.”

"71/17 Another Green Journey - Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg" is a musical journey of discovery full of surprises and difficult to assign to a genre. Both the terms "Krautrock" and "Psychedelic Rock" do insufficient justice to the music of Achim Reichel with his solo project "AR & Machines" - the truth probably lies somewhere in between.
"Die Grüne Reise" was Achim Reichel's first album under the name "AR & Machines" and was first released in 1971. The genesis of the album can be attributed to fortunate circumstances because when Reichel was experimenting with a new tape machine at the time, he suddenly heard his guitar playing in the return loop mode. What he constructed from it with the addition of percussion is something unique that was musically far ahead of its time.
Almost 50 years later, on September 15, 2017, he performed the same album with a band in the legendary - and completely sold out - Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg and caused enthusiasm.
The concert was remixed and mastered by the Hamburg sound engineer Marcus Herzog and, like a classical production, forms a breathtaking, coherent work. "71/17 Another Green Journey - Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg" combines the concert with the album from 1971."
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