Tag Archives: 1972

Amon Düül II – Wolf City

Among my personal acquaintances of the musical kind, everyone seems to have the first two albums but after that commitment seems to wain for many which is damn weird as here we are on album #4 and the force is … Continue reading

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Cluster – Konzerte 1972/1977

My eyebrows raised when I saw this one announced – live vintage Cluster? The very notion flusters the brain because their albums mostly sound like the result of using the studio as an instrument. Yet, here it is and it … Continue reading

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Djong Yun – Du sollst lieben / Ave Maria

Djong Yun (daughter of the famous composer Isang Yun) contributed vocals to Popol Vuh records such as “Hosianna Mantra” and “Einsjäger & Siebenjäger”, for example. And maybe most Krautrock fans know her from performing “Kyrie“ together with Popol Vuh on … Continue reading

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Can – Ege Bamyasi

Can’s fourth studio album “Ege Bamyasi” was released in 1972.  Their previous albums had been recorded in Schloss Nörvenich, a 14th century castle near Cologne.   After having a hit single in Germany with “Spoon”, they moved into an old cinema … Continue reading

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Ash Ra Tempel – Schwingungen

“Schwingungen”, released in 1972 on Ohr, is an exceptional Ash Ra Tempel record. Especially the guest-vocals by John L. make a big difference – and the record has sort of a concept or at least a leading theme to itself. … Continue reading

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German Oak – s/t

This is by far the scariest Krautrock record of all. Recorded 1972 in an air-raid shelter in Düsseldorf it is sort of channeling the German past. On the back of the record there’s a note: “As we played down there … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – In Den Gärten Pharaos

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Tangerine Dream – Zeit

“György Ligeti on tranquilizers” – That’s the catchphrase I’m returning to when I think about or listen to Tangerine Dream’s “Zeit”. There is this celestial quality to the music, but the heavens above are just a cosmos full of black … Continue reading

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Neu! – self titled debut

There have been some oddly matched musical pairings in the history of rock but surely Neu! must rank highly among them. You have the laid-back, easy going guitar player Michael Rother paired with the frentic, wild, motor mouth drummer Klaus … Continue reading

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Kalacakra – Crawling To Lhasa

The duo of Heinz Martin and Claus Rauschenbach recorded and released “Crawling To Lhasa” in 1972. It is the only album the duo recorded and it’s a very funny experience to listen to it. Musically it sits somewhere between early … Continue reading

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