Tag Archives: Holger Adam

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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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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Reinhard Lakomy – Das Geheime Leben + Der Traum Von Asgard + (with Rainer Oleak) Zeiten

This is cosmic music from the “other side” – literally. It’s electronic music from East Germany aka the GDR. Reinhard Lakomy (who died in March 2013) was already a very famous musician when he decided to record electronic music on … Continue reading

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Organisation – Tone Float

Frankly, I’m not much of a Kraftwerk fan, so to me the Organisation record is more precious than any of the music Florian Schneider and Ralf Huetter recorded in the years following. “Tone Float” (recorded as a five-piece-band with Basil … Continue reading

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Bernd Witthüser – Lieder von Vampiren, Nonnen und Toten

“If I’d perform in front of miners and sing about how we’d sweat because of the exhausting mining-work the miners they’d laugh about me, since I haven’t gone to work for more than two years.” Bernd Witthüser refused to be … 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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Klaus Schulze – X

Klaus Schulze’s gift to himself to celebrate his tenth release is a 16-page-libretto included in this double-abum. Time for Klaus to look back on his career so far: from the early days in various groups to his adventures as a … Continue reading

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Popol Vuh – Brüder des Schattens, Söhne des Lichts / Nosferatu

These are the two records that both contain the same music: the original soundtrack to Werner Herzogs “Nosferatu”, both released on Brain records in 1978 – actually it is one release with one catalogue-number but two different covers. (There’s also … Continue reading

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