UK Instrumental Krautrock/Avant-Prog band Das Rad published the official video for the track “Lutraphobia” taken from fourth album “Veer” out on May 26, 2023 via Discus Music. Watch the video through the YiuTube player below:
For their fourth full length release since the band was formed in 2018, Das Rad has returned to basics with an expanded line up. Following on from two “lockdown” albums where the original trio worked mainly in their own studios, much of the basic tracking for Veer was played live. We also welcome bass guitarist Jon Short to the band for the first time, once again with a view on re-emphasizing live interaction in the music.
The showpiece is the 25 minute suite “Expergefactor,” which closes the album and which also features the extraordinary voice of Peter Rophone. But setting the scene for this finale, the preceding tracks variously revisit some stripped down Krautrock/Kosmiche based improv, virtuosic Jazz Rock, leftfield soundscaping and even (always tucked away somewhere in the music on previous albums) a short homage to the dubbed out sounds of Augustus Pablo.
Another Das Rad record where Krautrock grooves, extended arrangements, free improvisation and Electronic abstraction all meet in the creative centre of the sound.
Purchase the album on bandcamp: https://discusmusic.bandcamp.com/album/veer-154cd-2023
- Lutraphobia (8:45)
- Bergen Cross (7:26)
- Confiture (8:47)
- We Too Shall Rule (8:44)
- Farfalla (4:33)
- Veer (5:51)
- Kingdom Fall (4:39)
Expergefactor – Parts 1 – 6 (25:25):
- Meadow Hell – Expergefactor Part 1 (0:50)
- The Void Above – Expergefactor Part 2 (6:08)
- Brabble – Expergefactor Part 3 (5:15)
- Evian – Expergefactor Part 4 (2:27)
- Island Of Stability – Expergefactor Part 5 (6:01)
- Expergefactor – Expergefactor Part 6 (5:06)
Nick Robinson / Guitars, Keys
Martin Archer / Woodwind, Keys
Jon Short / Bass Guitar
Steve Dinsdale / Drums, Keys
Peter Rophone / Voices