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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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Tangerine Dream – Electronic Meditation

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Limbus 4 – Mandalas

Bernd Henninger, Gerd Kraus and Gerd “Odysseus”Artner recorded as Limbus 3 (“New Atlantis“, 1969) before releasing “Mandalas”as a quartet with second percussionist Matthias Knieper. In 1971 the project fell apart. The music on both records is heavily influenced by ethnic … Continue reading

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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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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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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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