One of the reigning beasts of 70s Krautrock, ADII has a varied, complex and fucked-up discography that’s too confusing for the novice listener. Not everything’s great; in fact, half of it is very hard to get through, although that half is scattered across the entirety of their output, so a guided tour is needed.
I tend to disagree with the majority opinion that the band’s earliest records are the best; my favorite LP of theirs is 1978′s “Only Human”, which presents a disco/flamenco/funk/Carpenters version of the band. Those early 20-minute acid-soaked jams are fun at times, but come nowhere near the fun and the tightness of this particular record.
Eye-Shaking King (“Yeti”, 1970)
Metropolis (“Made In Germany”, 1975)
Deutsch Nepal (“Wolf City”, 1972)
Manana (live, 1973)
The Return of Ruebezhal (“Yeti”, 1970)
You’re (“Hijack”, 1974)
Lemmingmania (“Carnival In Babylon”, 1972)
Ladies Mimikry (“Vive Le Trance”, 1973)
Vortex (“Vortex”, 1981)
Sleepwalker’s Timeless Bridge (“Wolf City”, 1972)
“Only Human” (original 1978 LP version)