• birth control Backdoor Possibilities / Figure Out the Weather (double LP, £18.95)

    label: Boutique

    The Boutique Label presents an expanded vinyl edition of the sixth album by cult German prog rockers Birth Control, originally released on the Brain Records imprint in 1976. Formed in Berlin in 1968, Birth Control were known for a progressive hard rock sound which fused elements of jazz, psychedelia and so-called Krautrock. A surreal concept suite recorded with famed producer Conny Plank, Backdoor Possibilities arguably marked a final creative peak, blending rock, jazz, classical and avant-garde stylings with intricate polyrhythmic textures and lyrical nods to the legends of Faust and Odysseus. On Backdoor Possibilities core members Bernd Noske (drums, vocals) and Bruno Frenzel (guitar) were joined by keyboard maestro Zeus B. Held, who also features on two long improvised tracks featured on Disc 2, Figure Out the Weather and Shake Those Crazy Nights, both recorded with Conny Plank in 1976. All material on Disc 2 is previously unreleased, with third track Rock It With a Long Bone being another extended piece recorded at Dierks Studio in 1982. Tracklist: A1. Prologue A2. Physical and Mental Short Circuit A3. Subterranean Escape A4. Film of Life A5. Childhood Flashback A6. Legal Labyrinth A7. Futile Prayer B1. The Farrockaway Ropedancer B2. Le Moineau de Paris B3. Cha Cha D’Amour B4. Behind Grey Walls B5. No Time To Die C1. Figure Out the Weather D1. Shake Those Crazy Nights D2. Rock It With a Long Bone

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