Silberbart


Silberbart was an underground heavy psychedelic/krautrock power trio from Germany that recorded a legendary collector’s item entitled 4 Times Sound Razing. Originally published in 1971 on Philips, Silberbart's first and only effort represents a propulsive, blasting heavy rock experience. Working within the dynamics, the early-'70s krautrock band Silberbart, composed of Hajo Teschner (vocals, guitars), Werner Klug (bass) and Peter Bahrens (drum, percussion), take the genre much further into creative realms on their only album. They've got all the aspects of any good heavy psychedelic band, screaming guitar solos and bone-shredding rhythms, as well as screamed high-pitched vocals, but they throw in a lot more improvisation and some curve balls as well. The improvisational chops give Silberbart a jazzy limberness that one doesn't find in a typical heavy psychedelic rock band. Their album is a lost psychedelic gem and contains just four tracks: “Chub Chub Cherry” is a short heavy rock song...

Chub Chub Cherry


...on the longest track, "Brain Brain," the group begins with a slow gloomy riff and falsetto vocals until about three minutes in when abruptly everything explodes, “God”  is a much more melodic track with powerful guitar arrangement...

God

...and “Head Tear Of The Drunken Sun” is a 12 minutes track of power trio pyrotechnics. 

Head Tear Of The Drunken Sun


As you will have gathered, this is an extreme album in many ways: the raw power, the cranky vocals, the restless arrangements, not forgetting the ugly silver gnome on the front sleeve. All trace of Silberbart disappeared after this album, which in itself gained them no recognition at all, although some of their ideas were quite remarkable and the album is a dark heavy rock masterpiece.


4 Times Sound Razing (1971):

1. Chub Chub Cherry (4:23)
2. Brain Brain (16:16)
3. God (10:07)
4. Head Tear of the Drunken Sun (12:00)









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