Mythos (Mythos album)

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Studio album by Mythos
Released 1972
Recorded October - November 1971
Genre Rock, Krautrock
Length 38:52
Label LP Ohr OMM, Neutron Star, CD Spalax
Mythos chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

The first Mythos LP was released in 1972, on the legendary 'Krautrock' label Ohr. On 'Mythos' the band realized a mixture of art rock and psychedelic with oriental influences in lengthy pieces. Stephan Kaske played the melody from Händel's 'Fireworks Music' on the flute in a rockmeets-classic version. 'Oriental Journey-Hero's Death' creates a psychedelic mood with sitar and mellotron sounds. 'Encyclopedia Terrae', which takes up the entire second side, is the highlight of the album and features powerful drums meeting up with peaceful sequences, sounds of warfare such as detonating bombs and marching soldiers meeting up with hard guitar riffs. This debut album instantly became a classic in the Krautrock-genre.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mythoett" – 3:08
  2. "Oriental Journey" – 8:16
  3. "Hero's Death" – 9:47
  4. "Encyclopedia Terra Part 1" – 10:17
  5. "Encyclopedia Terra Part 2" – 7:24


  • Thomas Hildebrand – drums, percussion
  • Stephan Kaske – drums, flute, guitar, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, keyboards, sitar, synthesizer, vocals
  • Harald Weisse – bass, guitar

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Kehrle, Klaus (2011). "Mythos - Mythos | AllMusic". Retrieved 9 July 2011.