King Of Agogik is the solo project of German multi instrumentalist Hans-Jorg Schmitz. Morning Star is his sixth album. On the website of Background Magazine colleague Martien Koolen wrote the last review of Exlex Beats (2014, see review). He asked himself: is this a serious rock album or is it prank? He did not answer his own question.
After I listened a lot of times to Morning Star, the newest album, I had the same question as Martien had. A lot of guest musicians helped Hans-Jorg with this album. If I take a look at the length of the individual tracks, I see that there are a lot of short songs that not take more than 3:37 (7 pieces), the other four are longer tracks varying from 8 minutes to 20 minutes.
If I have to explain what I hear during the whole album, I can tell you that it feels like an open stage where all musicians may do their thing one after another. It lacks direction and I really do not understand which direction Hans-Jorgen wanted to go.
I really respect the artist in making his music and having his ideas but I cannot say anything positive about it, sorry. That is why I do not give a rating.
No rating, Michel Stolk (edited by Tracy van Os van den Abeelen)
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