NOSFERATU - NOSFERATU (1970)
German Prog/Psychedelic, MP3 @ 256
Contrary to other bands produced by the famous Conny Plank (Kraftwerk, Guru Guru and many others),
Nosferatu's musical career was very short and suffered of a lack of
recognition by a larger public. Almost nothing is said about their history and the only thing we have from them is a fresh, enthousiastic, atypical jazzy rock album dominated by raw, aggressive guitars and progressive "folk" arrangements. Nosferatu belongs to this kind of German bands who success to create a deep and trippy atmosphere thanks to fine moments of long instrumental solos, crossing with an original touch guitars to sax, flute and electric organs. The lyrics are sung in english and stay very strong. An enjoyable effort which can be compared with other "cult" German fusion items.
Similar bands: Dzyan, Xhol, Sameti, Out of Focus.
Michael Thierfelder - lead vocals
Michael Meixner - electric guitar
Michael Kessler - bass
Christian Felke - saxophone, flute
Reinhard Grohé - organ
Byally Braumann - drums