Pilz present a reissue of Bröselmaschine’s self-titled debut release, originally released in 1971. What an amazing improvement in the sound of this 50-year-old recording. With the help of the original analog master tapes and state-of-the-art technical equipment, the sensitive melodies of the original cast appear in a wonderful light of romance and empathy. Remastered at Dierks Studios, where the recordings were also made. Produced with the assistance of Dieter Dierks.
“Languorous atmospheres, lovely vocals, iridescent melodies, and shimmering solos combine on Bröselmaschine’s self-titled 1971 debut album, the apotheosis of the German folk-prog scene. The quintet took their cue from England’s Canterbury scene and even a traditional folk song, ‘Lassie,’ from that green and pleasant land. The band’s signature sound was derived from Jenni Schucker’s delicate and at times ethereal vocals in harmony with Willi Kissmer’s stronger tenor, and that sound took on a Teutonic tinge when the pair switched from English to German lyrics. But it was the group’s extraordinary use of acoustic and electric guitars that cemented its reputation . . . So self-confident were the bandmembers that they had no need for flashy musicianship, preferring instead to impress by the very understatement of their solos. The ambience is exquisite, casting a spell that isn’t broken until the final note fades. A masterful album from start to finish.” –Jo-Ann Greene (AllMusic)