Week of March 17, 2002



Hajo Teschner - guitar, vocals
Werner Klug - bass
Peter Behrens - drums


"4 Times Sound Razing" (Phillips 6305 095) 1971 
CD reissue - Germanofon 941063

An underground heavy progressive power trio that recorded a legendary collector's item entitled "4 Times Sound Razing". This album contained just four songs: "Chub Chub Cherry" (a short heavy rock song which sounded like a freaky version of Cream), "Brain Brain" (16 minutes of acid nightmares, continuously shifting tempo in an amphetamine-driven mayhem), "God" (a much more melodic attempt with powerful guitar arrangement, sounding like Black Sabbath meet Hendrix with a collective paranoia) and "Head Tear Of The Drunken Sun" (finished it all with 12 minutes of hazardous power trio pyrotechnics). As you will have gathered, this is an extreme album in many ways: the raw power, the cranky vocals, the restless arrangements, not forgetting the ugly silver gnome on the front sleeve! All trace of Silberbart disappeared after this album, which in itself gained them no recognition at all. A real shame, as some of their ideas were quite remarkable. Silberbart were a true power trio. Now, go out and hunt for their album - you'll need about 250 DEM if you are after the original Phillips pressing!

Taken from Cosmic Dreams at Play - A guide to German Progressive and Electronic Rock by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-01-7

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