Tag Archives: 1971

A.R. & Machines – Die grüne Reise

When it comes to adopting international musical styles it’s easy to see that Achim Reichel was slightly ahead of his (German) times: He founded The Rattles, the ‘German Beatles’, in 1960, toured England briefly with The Rolling Stones and Bo … Continue reading

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Musikalische Gruppen-Improvisation

“This record contains various examples of ‚musical group-improvisations”. Yes it does. The self-explanatory title of the record and the first sentence of the accompanying notes are as precise as demystifying. It’s a bunch of people (not trained musicians, necessarily) improvising … Continue reading

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Between – Einstieg

One of the most wonderfully ridiculous things about Krautrock is the wide variety of music that ends up shoved in that section of the record shop and Between is a fine example. Formed by two German students of composition and … Continue reading

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My Solid Ground – My Solid Ground

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Deuter – D

Before the self-assured, enlightened Chaitanya Hari Deuter there was a rather timid Georg “Schorsch” Deuter. The embryonic version of the New Age musician to come is still a bit uneasy looking on the back cover of his adventurous first one … Continue reading

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Amon Düül – Paradieswärts Düül

Amon Düül records are known to be snapshots from chaotic freak-outs: “Disaster / Lüüd Noma”, “Collapsing / Singvögel Rückwärts” and “Psychedelic Underground” – each one a glorious racket, a whirlwind made of distorted guitars, bass, drums, piano, bongos and tambourine. … Continue reading

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Can – Tago Mago

As I’m sure you all know, “Tago Mago” is a damn strange album. Strange in context (both then and now), strange in concept and also strange looking.   Originally intended to have been a single album, new manager Hildegard negotiated … Continue reading

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Peter Michael Hamel – Hamel

Having already released a first record with his world music/fusion/whatever group Between, Peter Michael Hamel dropped this stunning body of work. Musically it’s covering a lot of styles without falling apart into its diverse pieces. It is instead a cohesive … Continue reading

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Anima Sound – Stürmischer Himmel

When Julian Cope presented his Krautrocksampler back in 1995 Anima Sound was not included. Looking back Cope’s book is lacking a lot music that nowadays is common to the digital informed cosmic voyager (from Siloah to German Oak or even … Continue reading

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Witthüser Und Westrupp – Trips Und Träume

The combination of singer-songwriter Bernd Witthüser and multi-instrumentalist Walter Westrupp with Rolf Ulrich-Kaiser on production creates a union of esemplastic power. “Trips Und Träume” is the most overtly psychedelic folk entry in the krautrock cannon. The vocals are loud and … Continue reading

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