Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Witthüser & Westrupp-Trips & Träume

One more great but under appreciated mindbender. Look at the cover, check the title, and you'll know this one is going for the drug addled approach. But this is not some brain fried, 40 minute, guitar masturbation as my mind reaches a higher level of existence. This duo opts for a more folky approach that doesn't necessarily seem that congruent with a lot of their peers. And that's probably why I enjoy this one so much. In a genre that has plenty of cliches, it's always refreshing to discover those doing it well, but not becoming a cardboard cut out. This would cozy up along side Pearls Before Swine, Trees Community, C.O.B. and the like on snow blind days like this.



  1. This is awesome. It's always good to hear p-delic AND acoustic. Usually the spacey stuff is all fuzzed out guitars and echoey shit (not that there's anything bad about fuzzed out guitars). This record makes me think of drunken times around campfires jamming out BS on guitars, drums and anything else that makes noise with friends. The German lyrics add a nice spice too.

  2. I know what you mean. I like the echo too, but there's something about the folky primitivism that gets me going.