Cat. No. JB145
- Nehmen One / 17:58
- Nehmen Two / 16:14
Vinyl edition is a Series 33 release, limited to 33 copies.
To say Møtrik is simply a krautrock band would be a gross oversimplification. While the 70’s masters showed Møtrik the way, the band defines the route. Progressive, funk, 80’s garage rock and indie “insensibilities” shape the sound and allows the band to go any down any musical road it wants to get you to your destination.
Møtrik's Special Edition “33” is a rare treat indeed. Variations on a theme bloom like morning dew on "Nehman 1," a nearly 18-minute jam that wouldn't be out of place on an early Ashra album. Dave Fulton layers analog synth beneath Cord Amato's exploratory guitar melodies, while the rhythm section churns along like well-oiled ropes and pulleys. The song dips to near silence at times, building back into a glorious sunrise of melodic mellow-mood music. Side two's "Nehman 2" is a propulsive samba that nods to Neu and teases toward Tortoise. If you're doing it right, you're peaking by the time this languid jam escalates into rainbow hues about 11 minutes in.