Von Himmel / Rock N Roll Animal / Traum Esel
Album: Rock N Roll Animal / Traum Esel   Collection:General 12"
Artist:Von Himmel   Added:Jan 2014
Label:Donkey Disk  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-01-09 Pull Date: 2014-03-13 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Feb 23 Jan 26 Jan 19 Jan 12
Airplays: 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 19, 2014: minimum entropy
Rock N Roll Animal
4. Jan 16, 2014: Aporeia
Traum Esel
2. Jan 24, 2014: Aporeia again
Traum Esel
5. Jan 12, 2014: The Sunset Life
Traum Esel
3. Jan 21, 2014: ltae night dryer
Traum Esel
6. Jan 10, 2014: Aporawyeh
Traum Esel

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-01-09
Von Himmel is a local krautrock / drone duo featuring Greg Garbage and Paul Grimes. They take a very abstract and ritualistic approach in the vein of Amon Duul II, Ash Ra Tempel, or Taj Mahal Travelers. Freewheeling jams descend into murky soundscapes; strange but 100% accessible if you have the patience. Instrumental, side-long tracks of unknown length (20mins give or take a few).


A: clunky free-jazzy wandering, blurry basement-sounding quality, lacking any rising tension but instead is one slow glorious denouement into haunting drone

B: faster at first, ultimately more drone-oriented track, haunting and surreal

Track Listing
1. Rock N Roll Animal   2. Traum Esel