Ornah-Mental- Take Time Out
(Herzberg Verlag v-hb-011)

From Aural Innovations #38 (Jan 2008)

This is quite an interesting German band. This is the bands 3rd CD. The band is primarily a 3 piece with Drik on guitar, keyboards, bass, groove building and Carsten on all sorts of drums and Leander on electric space guitars on tracks 3,4,6 and 10. The music is a interesting mixture of different kinds of ethnic music and dub with primarily acoustic guitar. Elevando, the opening track is a combination of like Spanish guitar, strange electronics, and dub. Piece by Piece is quite funky and spacey and have quite a lot of lyrics after the track gets going. Spaced… I won’t go thru all the tracks but there is a lot of very cool music. If you are adventurous and like Spanish, south American like music mixed with spaced sounds and this strange dub element thrown in, then check these guys out.. They are in their own world…..

Check the band's web site at: http://www.ornah-mental.de
Visit the record label site at: http://www.herzbergverlag.de

Reviewed by Scott Heller

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