Traumwolf - Aussen. 1982 Germany

Traumwolf's sole album is primarily a straightforward Deutschrock album, with String Synthesizer, light guitar, plodding rhythms, and dual female/male vocals. Like early 80s Novalis and the host of bands they influenced in those days. To be honest it's a complete slog to get through for the most part. 'Junkie's Rock' is terrible. Not all is a loss though, as 'Nightmare' is a fine instrumental in the Camel tradition, whereas the album's sole prog rock track 'Ponski Stirbt' recalls Eden with the soft soprano female vocals, and powerful instrumental synthesizer and guitar breaks. 'Marionettenspieler' finishes nicely as well with some fine instrumental work. And 'Wir Alle' even breaks out the mellotron - wasted on a somewhat boring track mind you. I've seen some dealers pass this one off as an unknown Krautrock or symphonic prog album. Don't get taken on that ride.

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