A.R. & Machines: "71/17 Another Green Journey - Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg"

Due on October 14th - my birthday - proud to say I attended this concert in person!
"71/17 Another Green Journey - Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg" is a musical journey of discovery full of surprises and difficult to assign to a genre. Both the terms "Krautrock" and "Psychedelic Rock" do insufficient justice to the music of Achim Reichel with his solo project "AR & Machines" - the truth probably lies somewhere in between. "Die GrĂ¼ne Reise" was Achim Reichel's first album under the name "AR & Machines" and was first released in 1971. The genesis of the album can be attributed to fortunate circumstances because when Reichel was experimenting with a new tape machine at the time, he suddenly heard his guitar playing in the return loop mode. What he constructed from this, with the addition of percussion, is something unique that was musically way ahead of its time. Almost 50 years later, on September 15, 2017, he performed the same album with a band in the legendary - and completely sold out - Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg with great enthusiasm. The concert was remixed and mastered by the Hamburg sound engineer Marcus Herzog and, like a classical production, forms a breathtaking, coherent work. "71/17 Another Green Journey - Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg" combines the concert with the album from 1971 and is released as a double CD with a 20-page booklet, as well as a high-quality 3LP on 180 gram colored vinyl.