Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Diez & Bischof - Daybreak (1975)

The one and only album from this band from Germany.

The band was a duo of Peter Bischof on vocals and Frank Diez on bass, mellotron, guitars and keyboards. 

Kristian Schultze, the famous German composer of ambient krautrock, added organs, mellotron, synths, clavinet, electric piano and piano. Others added drums, percussion and backing vocals. Dieter Dierks, later the famous producer of The Scorpions albums, was the producer here.

The duo was in other words helped by some really big names.

This forty minutes long album has been described as a krautrock album. Hence.... I got this album.

I am not sure about the krautrock label here.

German pop-rock is a much more fitting label. There are also some country'n'western music on this album. Lots of it, in fact.

There are some good tunes too and the first half of this album, side A, is rather interesting. This before USA influences takes over with lots of female background vocals and the country'n'western music.

The end result is a barely decent album. I am not a fan but side A is worth a listen or two.

2 points

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