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Out of Focus - Four Letter Monday Afternoon 2 x vinyl lps (due to size and weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

SKU 18-MV 006
Classic third and final (and best!) album by this German band, who released this one in 1972.

"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 Neumüller'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! It 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!"-The Crack in the Cosmic Egg

"Out Of Focus have developed into their jazz-rock style with a double-album Four Letter Monday Afternoon. The band added brass section (saxes, trumpets and trombone) and here remainds me Canterbury scene even more than on previous releases. The second disc includes 50 minute suite "Huchen 55", splited into three parts, with a lot of interesting musical ideas and subdued improvisations in type of Soft Machine, also without loss of their psych-rock spirit, still keep providing nice rhytm and beautiful flute parts."-Domink Kawa/GEPR.net



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