Tag Archives: 1973

Faust – IV

The strange saga of Faust continues and finds out heroes signed to Virgin Records and over in England record at the Manor Studio (not an idle name, it really was a big Manor with a studio in it. It’s now … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – Seligpreisung

After the surprising change of style with their previous album, “Hosiana Mantra”, Popol Vuh double down on the new sound. Once again Fricke is on piano and harpsichord, oboe player Robert Eliseu is back as is guitarist Conny Veit and … Continue reading

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Neu! – Neu! 2

This is one of my favourite album covers of all time. Which might seem strange at first but there is something audacious about it, a punk take on pop art that revels in its simplicity and minimalism. It was the … Continue reading

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Ash Ra Tempel – Starring Rosi

I’m a fan of a lot of Manuel Göttsching’s music – but Manuel, c’mon! Falling in love isn’t enough to excuse the mostly goofy tunes on this record. “Laughter Loving” sounds as if it was recorded to advertise low-fat yoghurt … Continue reading

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Between – And The Waters Opened

Between was named Between because the music they made was sitting between the chairs back then and was reaching far beyond genre borders or the traditional segregation of E- and U-Musik (E for “ernst” / serious, U für “unterhaltende” / … Continue reading

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Faust – The Faust Tapes

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Eberhard Schoener – Meditation

Eberhard Schoener’s diverse discography isn’t something you have to fully explore if you’re looking for some Kosmische Musik. Having a rather orthodox background in classical music he got a Moog synthesizer in the late 60’s and recorded a few interesting … Continue reading

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Tony Conrad with Faust – Outside The Dream Syndicate

 

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Gila – Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee

Originally based in Stuttgart Conny Veit’s Gila had already recorded a more rocking psychedelic first album with a different line-up when Veit was invited to Munich to record “Hosianna Mantra” for Florian Fricke’s Popol Vuh. Hanging around frequently at Amon … Continue reading

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Guru Guru – Guru Guru

In many ways, the last of the classic quartet of albums from the seventies that made this band such a legend. There are a couple of three minute songs that serve as tasters for the album’s big three – starting … Continue reading

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