"Baby Lass Uns Sein" b/w "Ich Bin Nicht der Grund"
Klaus Johann Grobe continue to confound listeners who dare to pidgeonhole them as a “psych” band with their newest single for Chicago-based Trouble In Mind Records, “Baby lass uns Sein” b/w “Ich Bin nicht der Grund”. The group, originally formed as the duo of Sevi Landolt (organ/voc) and Daniel Bachman (drums/voc) have now expanded to a trio with live bassist Stephan Brunner expanding their low-end. Their dizzying mix of krautrock, psychedelia, dance, electronic music, experimental music & even whispers of Tropicalia have beguiled those keeping score since 2012. “Baby Lass uns Sein” is a mainstay of the group’s live repertoire, a tender ballad that - depending on the band’s vibe opens or closes their set with it’s mellow metronomic pulse, lilting organ chords & tinkling Moog sparkles. The flip side “Ich Bin nicht der grund” is a classic KJG dance-floor-filler; it’s stark beat & thumping bass grounding stratosphear-arching organ drones and chorded keyboard musings. Landolt guides his Moog Prophet thru an array of effects, oscillating it toward new, and decidedly weirder places. The 7-inch single of “Baby Lass Uns Sein” is pressed on black vinyl, comes housed in the Trouble In Mind company sleeve & includes a download code.
RIYL: Moon Duo, Blank Realm, Stereolab, NEU!, ESG, Kraftwerk, Grauzone, Marcos Valle