Barakuda by Naphta is a rare gem of an album recorded on a drunken weekend in 2007. Under extreme and seldom-occurring conditions they forged a unique and precious sound – a one-shot recording of live compositions including plenty of improvisation and a few overdubs thrown in for good measure.
The resulting LP is an excursion into another world, with ever-changing soundscapes flashing past the portholes. Moments of high-tempo Kraut crescendos are balanced with melodic wind instruments caressing the ship’s sagging sails. A spectacular swirl of drive and drift.