After the release of their debut album Osmose and much playing in jazz festivals, Annexus Quam fronted some personnel changes and settled down to a quintet. The band was now Hans Kämper (trombone, spanish guitar, flute), Harald Klemm (zither, tabla, bendira, guitar), Peter Werner (guitar, percussion), Ove Volquartz (tenor/ soprano saxes, flute) plus newcomer Martin Habenicht (basses).
This reduced formation went to record Beziehungen, a much more jazzy effort which headed straight into free jazz territory but retaining the typical inventive touch of the band. Much more space was given to free improvisation, with tracks like the two- part '' Leyenburg'' coming out as free- form music whereas the 16- minute long track '' Dreh Ducht Nicht Um'' bridged the gap between their two albums by combining the progressive fusion sonorities of Osmose with some brilliant free jamming.
A classic album that is recommended to the lovers of the experimental leg of krautrock and progressive musics as well as fans of all things free...
01. Troblohs el e isch (05:29)
02. Leyenburg 1 (14:05)
03. Dreh dich nicht um (16:20)
04. Leyenburg 2 (03:35)
Habenicht, Martin (1) (Bass, E-Bass)
Klemm, Harald (3) (Elektr. Zither, Tabla, Bendira, Maultrommel, Präparierte Echo-Gitarre, Blechdosen, Wasser)
Kümper, Hans (1) (Posaune, Span, Gitarre, Panflöte)
Schaeffer, Roland (21) (guitar, bass, vocals, saxophones, vibraphone)
Volquartz, Ove (2) (Tenor und Sopran-Saxophon, Flöte)
Werner, Peter (3) (E-Gitarre, Percussion)