Birth Control - Backdoor Possibilities

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The Boutique Label presents an expanded vinyl edition ofåÊBackdoor Possibilities, the sixth album by cult German prog rockers Birth Control, originally released on the Brain Records imprint in 1976. Formed in Berlin in 1968, Birth Control were known for a progressive hard rock sound which fused elements of jazz, psychedelia and so-called Krautrock. A surreal concept suite recorded with famed producer Conny Plank,åÊBackdoor PossibilitiesåÊarguably marked a final creative peak, blending rock, jazz, classical and avant-garde stylings with intricate polyrhythmic textures and lyrical nods to the legends of Faust and Odysseus. OnåÊBackdoor PossibiltiesåÊcore members Bernd Noske (drums, vocals) and Bruno Frenzel (guitar) were joined by keyboard maestro Zeus B. Held, who also features on two long improvised tracks featured on Disc 2,åÊFigure Out the WeatheråÊandåÊShake Those Crazy Nights, both recorded with Conny Plank in 1976. All material on Disc 2 is previously unreleased, with third trackåÊRock It With a Long BoneåÊbeing another.