we were at the moon...
Frank Gingeleits review at web Music-Magazin “Modern Dance” :

“Especially when you're a real lover of music or a musician yourself, you usually try to keep some kind of a "professional distance" when reviewing music. In the case of Space Debris' "Krautrock-Sessions 1994-2001" I was simply unable to do so. I had heard one of their tunes on a compilation CD before, and this was a tune I was listening twice before playing on that CD. When I heard the complete work under my headphones for the first time I had a feeling of happiness that I didn't have for more than thirty years when listening to music. On one hand this had surely something to do with my very personal and individual perception of music and my previous listening experience. But on the other hand I felt that there's something special about this music also "objectively". The more I listen to this music the more I think that it is some kind of a "missing link" between the original "genuine" Krautrock of the late Sixties and early Seventies and the repertoire of the international music of that time that the Sixties and Seventies German Rock bands wanted to become a part of. The original German Krautkrock was signified through the fact that it largely failed its objective and thus was able to create something completely new. It was the almost dialectical tension between what the members of the original Krautrock bands wanted to play and what they could achieve what made this kind of music "kosmisch" and partly even revolutionary. You have to remember that the members of the original Krautrock bands were a part of the very first adult generation born after the war had ended, which as the whole period of the Third Reich - besides all other criminal and obscene facts - was also signified by Hitler's embargo of foreign culture for the German people. So, as in literature and in the painting arts the German post war musicians had to keep up with their international colleagues, a process that from then on became a part of any kind of specifically "German" culture. In popular music it was the band Lake that from about 1980 on proved that German musicians could unquestionably match international standards, and this was also the definite end of Krautrock in it's original meaning. Quite recently some German bands started to adopt the nimbus of "Kraut" again, and the results were, in some cases even charming, examples of musical inability. In this situation Space Debris appeared with their self released double-LP on extra-heavy vinyl, a superb natural sound quality achieved with the help of two, three and four track recordings, build up of traces of Pink Floyd, Deep Purple, Santana, the Allman Brothers and many more, and still completely distinct and individual. They don't sound like any German Seventies band but nevertheless present undoubtedly Krautrock. It feels as if Krautrock has finally come to itself, and this is what I called an enigmatic wonder in the last sentence of the introduction. To get your copy you can go to one of the Internet mail order stores who carry it or you can email Christian Jäeger, the drummer of the band at info@spacedebrisprojekt.de. Stay tuned. See you next time!” Frank Gingeleit

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