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Yeti

Amon Düül II

1970

Yeti
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Yeti is the second studio album by German rock band Amon Düül II, first released in April 1970 on Liberty as a double LP. The album was produced by Olaf Kübler and Amon Düül II, and engineered by Willy Schmidt, "with a little help of Siegfried E. Loch". Including both short songs and longer, improvisational tracks, British avant-garde music magazine The Wire describes Yeti as "one of the cornerstones of both Amon Düül's career and the entire Krautrock movement". The cover was designed by the band's organist, Falk Rogner, and features a collage depicting the Grim Reaper (German: Der Sensenmann), made from a photograph of Wolfgang Krischke. Krischke, who had worked with the band as a sound man, had died of hypothermia while under the effects of LSD. Rogner said: "When he died I thought that the photo would be a perfect tribute to his memory. He never managed to find his way into Amon Düül properly when he was alive, so maybe his image as 'Der Sensenmann' will work as a strange cover image and he could be remembered as a magical person." Part of the cover has been used on the cover of Julian Cope's book Krautrocksampler which provides a personal account of the underground music scene in Germany from 1968 through the 1970s. In 2015 Yeti was chosen by Rolling Stone as the 41st greatest progressive rock album of all time. Dan Epstein described it as "one of the finest records of the entire original psychedelic era."

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2.84

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64

Genres

  • Rock

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Sun Mar 03 2024
5

This was right up my alley. The krautrock filter overtop all the psychedelic, proggy, avant-garde sounds is exactly what I needed shoved into my ear holes this morning. LOVE IT.

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Sun Mar 10 2024
5

Do you like when Germans jam? I do

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Mon Mar 04 2024
4

I liked this a lot. Heavy, driving and psychedelic. It reminds me of something that I considered submitting as my user-submitted album - an album called Satori by Flower Travellin' Band from Japan released in 1971. It's got a very similar vibe, so if you like this album I recommend checking out Satori as well. 4 stars.

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Mon Mar 11 2024
4

The volume division is pretty clean: Tight vs. loose, album vs. jam. There are hints of the avant side of Krautrock, but really the thing reads more like interesting metal. Off the rails the skronks are free jazz anyway. Double LPs make hefty bookmarks.

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Thu Mar 07 2024
5

Heavy psych made by a commune. Like a mutant version of Hawkwind; a band with whom they shared a bassist. Not much outside of Black Sabbath was darker than this when it was released in 1970. Part of the primordial ooze from which metal emerged. This is their experimental magnum opus, up there with the likes of "Tago Mago" and "Faust IV" in the krautrock canon. Dark, sprawling, weird, and singularly unique.

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Sat Mar 02 2024
4

7/10. Very pleasant, definitely faded into the background while I was working though so didn't leave me with a lot of impressions.

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Sun Mar 03 2024
4

Honestly, most of the record was just ok, even though I love Krautrock. However, the improvs are really where it shines.

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Sun Mar 03 2024
3

I feel like I'm always struggling with this Krautrock whether it is actually self-satire. I liked this OK and some of it very well but a little too much faffing around for me.

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Thu Mar 07 2024
3

Important Krautrock, but unfortunately I never really got into it much. Feels a bit more symphonic metal and it all sounds a little cheesy, but it's saved by the german-ness of it all.

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Sun Mar 10 2024
3

This flew past as the kooky trippy rock kids always do

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Wed Apr 17 2024
3

amon düüll II... heard the name many times. listened this morning for the first time. not too bad, pretty spacey, cruisy etc. good VIBE. 3/5.

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Wed Feb 28 2024
2

Never been a fan of krautrock, and no matter how many chances I've given, the result's always been the same: a sonic brick wall that feels more like a lysergic exercise than something creative

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Fri Mar 29 2024
2

I think I should start with LSD, to fully comprehend what is going on here. This is from a reality that I am not part of.

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Tue Apr 23 2024
2

Weird listening... not neccesarily bad, but just not much my style.

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