- Trouble in Mind
As a fan of those genres, I had a feeling I would like this song, and I do. A lot. Though Sevi Landolt (organ, synths) and Daniel Bachmann (drums) sing in German, there's a Japanese vibe to their vocals, which aligns them with Can who combined their Teutonic roots with the Japanese influence of singer Damo Suzuki. Granted, it probably wasn't intentional, but I like the effect... even if no one else can hear it but me.
I have no idea as to what's going on in the photo below, which adorns their debut album cover, but I have a pretty straightforward philosophy when it comes to things like that, i.e. I'm all for people having fun without hurting anyone in the process—regardless as to what that "fun" entails (my favorite band leader is a furry). In this case, an over-sized rubber ball generates big smiles. You certainly can't say these folks are hard to please. Reminds me of my cat and rubber bands.