Saturday, 12 March 2011

Kraan - Let it Out (1975)

Something of a transitional album: keysman Ingo Bischof (ex-Karthago) was introduced as sax player "Alto" Pappert was being phased out. The Kraftwerk parody "Die Maschine" appears because they needed extra material to fill out the album, but Alto wasn't there, so they improvised something with studio effects.

Elsewhere, the band are beginning to go for a slicker, more straight-ahead fusion sound. Which is not bad, as it's something they absolutely excel at. Just check out the shifting tempos of "Luftpost".KRAAN Let it Out music reviews and MP3 ( Review from

A special note: the American Passport label contains remixed versions of several songs which were not included on the remastered Intercord CD. With the exception of the version of the title track (the US version truncates the short intro) and the fact that "Heimweh nach Übersee" is retitled "Overseas Bound", the versions aren't largely different, though.

Songs / Tracks Listing
1. Bandits in the Woods (4:20)
2. Luftpost (5:12)
3. Degado (4:54)
4. Prima Klima (4:40)
5. Let it Out (5:47)
6. Die Maschine (4:45)
7. Heimweh nach Übersee (3:07)
8. Picnic International (5:20)

Total Time: 38:05

Line-up / Musicians
- Hellmut Hattler / bass
- Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, vocal
- Johannes Alto Pappert / Alto saxophone
- Jan Fride / drums
- Ingo Bischof / keyboards
- Jan Fride / drums

Kraan 1975 Let It Out


Kraan Bandits in the Woods

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