Garden of Delights

"Elaborate art rock from Hagen circa 1978. Similar to early Genesis or early Wallenstein. Three long tracks, well played and neatly recorded. Recommended. With 28 page color booklet"...

"Analogy are undisputedly among the classic bands of German rock. Their only LP is valued at around US$1400 in prime condition. The magnificent title track "Analogy", from which the band took its name and which is included in the present selection...

This is a never before released live gig in excellent sound, from 4/74 by this jazz rock band who played flute, organ/electric piano, saxes, bass, drums & vocals. I can hear elements of Supersister at times, & maybe even a little bit of the Mothers...

This is a previously unreleased, unheard and never-even rumored studio album from 1980!

"During their latter period, Missus Beastly renamed themselves to Dr. Aftershave for about one year, after the title of their third LP. Their style, however, didn’t change: mostly instrumental jazz-rock, also called fusion.
They had planned from the very beginning to record some songs for an LP, which they did in the Stuttgart Zuckerfabrik sound studio from August 19 to 22, 1980. Initially, the sound...

Peter Giger (dr, perc, mridanga), Marc Hellman (dr), Alex Bally (dr), Joel Vandroogenbroeck (org, p, fl, sit), Gerd Dudek (sax, fl), Isla Eckinger (b), Carole Muriel (voc), Polo Hofer (voc).

"Founder and leader of Drum Circus from Switzerland has been the master drummer Peter Giger. “A giant on drums”, as the newspaper “Rhein-Main-Zeitung” called him.
He was joined, among others, by two additional drummers, as well as by Joel Vandroogenbroeck and Carole Muriel, both from Brainticket....

The first, very rare album by this well known Austrian sextet (vocals, piano/organ, guitar, flute/sax, bass & drums) was almost totally unknown until this reissue; most people think that their 1976 release "One Nighter" is their first. But this 1971 mega-rarity actually is.
It is "an independent mixture of psychedelic, progressive rock, classical music, electronics, jazz & blues with highly artistic demands."
This definitive reissue includes a history of the band and rare photos. At times...

"Eela Craig from Linz are known for their symphonic art rock with lots of organ and Mellotron. An original copy of their first album from 1971 is today a collectors’ item that’s hardly affordable.
After releasing three more CDs and throwing out Hubert Bognermayr, they set up a sinfully expensive sound studio in a former farm, which also became their home. The recordings for ”Virgin oiland” were thus made unhurriedly in a relaxed environment during two months of intensive work. The Schlote concert...

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Brninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their life...

Rainer Brüninghaus (keyboards)
Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar)
Herbert Kalveram (saxes)
Bill Brown (bass)
Detlev Landmann (drums)

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This superb quality, previously unreleased 1972 radio broadcast features tunes from thei

Rainer Brüninghaus (keyboards)
Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar)
Herbert Kalveram (saxes)
Bill Brown (bass)
Detlev Landmann (drums)

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This superb quality, previously unreleased 1972 radio broadcast features tunes from thei

Originally released in 1971 in a self released edition of only 300 by the band, this has been an unknown rarity until this reissue. A keyboards/bass/drums trio, they combined the keyboard-driven sound of bands like The Nice with an obvious German slant...

Originally released in 1971 in a self released edition of only 300 by the band, this has been an unknown rarity until this reissue. A keyboards/bass/drums trio, they combined the keyboard-driven sound of bands like The Nice with an obvious German slant...

A great archival release from Garden of Delights, this captures the band live at a High School gymnasium on September 23rd, 1971 as recorded by Radio Bremen, not long after the release of their 2nd album, Embryo's Rache. This catches them sort of in be...

"Initially formed by a number of street musicians in Hirschberg, 1977, with the desire to create something more than just folk music, Emma Myldenberger quickly established a rich folk-rock style, totally acoustic, featuring female vocals and a penchant...

This was the band's third and final release and was released only on cassette in an edition of 79 copies, amazingly enough. This is live recordings from 1980/81 and includes a long interview with band member Michel Meyer. Another great, thorough G.O.D....

Initially formed by a number of street musicians in Hirschberg, 1977, with the desire to create something more than just folk music, Emma Myldenberger quickly established a rich folk-rock style, totally acoustic, featuring female vocals and a penchant...

Classic one-shot band's album from 1974.

"Genesis fans will absolutely love the album Earthly Paradise by a very rare German band, Epidaurus, who put out just one album, in the late seventies. It doesn't necessarily sound like Genesis per se...

"This relatively short-lived (from 1972-77) obscure German symphonic/kraut band consisted of three members from a band called Paradise on Earth, these were; keyboardist Eckhardt Franke, drummer Michael Brandes and bassist Gunter Armbrecht, when....

Typically thorough reissue on Garden of Delights of the 1972 2nd album by this German band, one of the very first bands to sing in German. This has a short history of the band and rare photos, etc. It also has 7 bonus tracks from television performance...

Eulenspygel came from the Swabian area which is situated in the southwest of Germany. This is a recording from 1973. A short retrospective by band member Detlev Nottrodt: 'Sometimes only the acoustic guitars were playing, meaning Mulo and me, and it so...

"A real dig, discovered only recently. Keyboard-dominated, with Mellotron, flute, and English lyrics. Very good studio recordings. The Wuppertal group – basically a successor band of Cannabis India – existed only from 1974 until 1976. Back then in 1974 they recorded some songs for an LP but did not release it. Which was a shame as it would have been a real asset e. g. on the Brain label. Only in 2014, a man from Berlin came up against it almost by chance and released it as an LP on his Korusuro label....

"The first LP of Faithful Breath, ”Fading Beauty” from 1974, has meanwhile become a classic of symphonic rock and can definitely be recommended. In 1977/1978 they recorded their second album ”Back on my hill” - again including the mellotron - which was...

"In 1971, Freak Out from Knittelfeld in Austria, named after the first Mothers of Invention LP, released the 7" single "Jaming brother" / "Crazy colours of life" (Cosmos 2234) and the LP "Life" (Cosmos 2235), both in a small circulation of around 200...

"Galaxy from Bremen played a keyboard-dominated sort of art-rock. There are people who have called them 'the better Eloy', which is not quite unfounded. Although there were bands they admired, like Yes and Jethro Tull, they wanted to develop a style of their own. Founded in 1976, when the time came in 1979 to begin university studies, they wanted to document their 3 years of work, and they recorded this, their one and only album. "There were enough good original compositions at their disposal. Given the...

Conny Veit (guitar, vocals)
Fritz Scheyhing (keyboards)
Walter Wiederkehr (bass)
Daniel Alluno (drums)

Gila released only 2 albums in their short lifetime; their s/t 1st aka Free Electric Sound and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.
This is a extraordinarily valuable archival release of an excellent quality, previously unreleased, live '72 concert by the original line up of Gila, & featuring all previously unheard material in the style of their excellent, freaky, psychedelic first

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio c...

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio could've gone at this time and with the equipment available, and you have Guru Guru as heard here.
This is by the original trio: Ax Genrich, Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte. Magnificent!

Really good (not professional, but genuinely very good) quality live album recorded November 4, 1972. This is recorded just after the band's peak, as Ulli Trepte has left and Bruno Schaab (a fine player) is his replacement here, but the repertoire is still all taken from the 1st 3 albums, with really long versions of Oxymoron, Baby Cake Walk and Ooga Booga. Ax Genrich and Mani Neumeier play great as always. Not as essential as they once were, as this feels a little tentative, but it's still a great...

"Minne was the fourth LP by Joy Unlimited from Mannheim; it was recorded in 1974 and released in 1975. It is, as its forerunners �Schmetterlinge� and �Reflections�, a ballet work with progressive music, this time sung in Middle High German. With every...

"In 1973 singer Joy had already quit the group and Ken Traylor had joined instead. As Joy Unlimited consisted of highly talented and accepted musicians, they were offered an appointment for another ballet work, this time at the Mannheim...

"Their second album "Schmetterlinge" (Butterfly) was an odd album for the Pilz label, originally released in 1971, a complex and ambitious conceptual rock ballet suite performed by a larger much more multi-instrumental ensemble. It ran a wide gamut of...

A legitimate reissue of this great spacey, psychedelic album from 1972. A duo perform, & the final result is lots of guitars, flute, electric piano and old synthesizers & percussion plus some additional instrumentation, & lots of creepy spoken recitati...

The Picture Disc edition comes now without bonus tracks but with an insert of 8 pages and is also limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies.
A legitimate reissue of this great spacey, psychedelic album from 1972. A duo perform, & the final result is lots of guitars, flute, electric piano and old synthesizers & percussion plus some additional instrumentation, & lots of creepy spoken recitation. This is a CLASSIC!

"Kalacakra's blend of mantras, blues, folk and stoned psychedelia gained Crawling To.

"Langsyne from Barmen played some sophisticated English-language psych-folk with a large variety of partly exotic instruments like the psaltery, koto, glockenspiel, banjo, flute, slide guitar, or the Jew's harp. Their only LP was released in 1976, as...

A duo from Geisenkirchen, Germany using organ/piano/synths/vocals and drums/vocals, playing music somewhat like Hardin and York or Hansson and Karlsson

"Mirkwood were from Dover, Kent, in England. They played progressive rock with two guitars and a thought-provoking text. They owed not only to their musical abilities, but also to their capacity of transforming new ideas into music that they were among...

Previously unreleased live concert in fantastic sound, recorded September 2, 1974 by Radio Bremen. Missus Beastly went through a lot of stylistic and personnel changes during their career, and this set of very, very good and much more 'out' jazz/rock d...

First-ever vinyl reissue of the third Missus Beastly album. After their great, self-titled, Gorilla-adorned, Germany jazz/rock classic second album, there were a lot of changes in personnel, with more and more overlap with the musicians of Embryo, but the quality of the band and their work remained high.

"Dr. Aftershave and the Mixed-Pickles was Missus Beastly�s third album, which once more presented some mostly instrumental, solid jazz rock. It was at the same time the first album to be released.

Originally released in 1969, Missus Beastly, along with Xhol Caravan are considered one of the earliest underground bands. This is the first ever legitimate reissue of this album, and comes with the usual...

Originally released in 1969, Missus Beastly, along with Xhol Caravan are considered one of the earliest underground bands.

"Legendary psychedelic blues. Their debut with the original red CPM cover artwork. Like a darker, more experimental...

"An inventive progressive fusion band, with a notable debt to Kraan, Aera and nods to Munju, Missus Beastly and Secret Oyster."-The Crack In The Cosmic Egg

"Morpheus from the Warburg and Kassel area played instrumental jazz-rock, also called fusion. They released their only LP ”Rabenteuer”, which is meanwhile very expensive, in 1976.
They re-united again later, and in 2002 they performed at the well-known Herzberg festival, almost with the original line-up. Their very relaxed CD, ”For a...

A collection of rehearsal tapes, live tapes and outtakes by this German band, from 1971-1975. Over 35' comes from 1971-1972, the time of their 1st album and their best period, but there also includes some work from the time of their 3rd album, Only The...

All previously unreleased recordings!
"Os Mundi from Berlin became known because of their two LPs on Metronome and Brain. In 1975, when they had almost reached the period of breaking up, their guitarist Udo Arndt was doing a practical training in...

"The group from Winnenden near Stuttgart started as Nyrvana Pancake and released a very good psychedelic 7“ single in 1973. In 1974, they shortened their band name into Pancake, and instead of psychedelia they now played symphonic rock. The first...

"Pancake from Winnenden near Stuttgart in Suabia emerged from their psychedelic predecessor Nyrvana Pancake in 1974 and now played progressive rock with clear symphonic tendencies. With changing members they released three LPs with self-written tracks...

"Panko from West Berlin - not to be confused with the much later GDR band Pankow - are somewhat reminiscent of Xhol Caravan or the early Embryo. They mostly presented long jazzy instrumental passages dominated by the transverse flute and alto saxophone, temporarily interrupted by mainly English vocals and some follies.

The band existed from the late sixties until the end of 1972. During their lifetime, the group didn't release anything, although they would have had the potential to do so....

Hans-Peter Krohn (guitar, flute, vocal)
Herbert Strickner (bass)
Axel Wellhoener (drums)
+ Michael Wätjen (acoustic guitar)

“Pentagon was the first group on the small Munich label German Blues and Underground, which later on also released the two Siloah records. Their 7” single was supposed to be followed by an LP, but it never got beyond the dubplate/acetate stage! A music cassette, however, was released, the simple cover of which was used for the LP cover, too.
Although very

A progressive rock band with symphonic touches from Karlsruhe, Germany, featuring vocals, guitar, organ/electric piano/synths, bass & drums. This was recorded in 1975, & this this reissue includes 8 bonus tracks, including some funny covers of late...

Originally only released on cassette, and never before on CD, this includes 7 bonus tracks!

"The Radio Noisz Ensemble, successor of the folk group Emma Myldenberger, came from the Weinheim an der Bergstrasse area and released its only LP...

"The only recordings (from 1970) by the forerunners of great Krautrock band Eulenspygel; this material is from their transitional phase, as they made their weird way from beat/r&b to psychedelia; long tracks sung in English, all from the original mastertapes.
A great German group. One of the most oft-requested older Garden of Delights titles. This wonderful edition contains an LP-sized 12-page insert. Limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies."