Long Hair

Aera were a long running German fusion band who recorded from the 70s and into the 80s. Even in the 80s, not a great time for fusion, they remained a quality outfit.

"Five live tracks from 2 concerts and four tracks recorded in Bavarian Broadcast Corporation owned studio "Franken" "at Nuremberg". Aera played a lively jazz-rock dominated by soloist and sax and flute player Klaus Kreuzeder, based on powerful and clever keyboard playing all held together by amazing bass player Matz Steinke and...

Willi Klüter (organ, vocals)
Wolfgang Netzer (guitar, bass, choir)
Michael Klüter (drums)
Michael Freise (acoustic guitar)

"An obscure early band that gained recognition as one of the darkest of heavy German progressives. Little is known about Ainigma, except that they existed for some time before making their sole album DILUVIUM, and the truth is that Ainigma were actually quite typical of the more mainstream Krautrock of the era.
Ainigma played a raw and slightly messy kind o

Minor classic of German jazz rock, that I had heard a lot about, but had never actually heard. Now that I've heard it, I can say that the track "Simple Headphone Music" is very nice and *very* blantently rips off "Torrid Zone" off of the first Nucleus ...

Fritz Kahl (bass)
Karl-Heinz Blumenberg (vocals, bass/soprano saxes, bass)
Klaus Gerlach (guitar)
Wolfgang Wulff (tenor sax)
Karl-Heinz Gossler (drums)
Werner von Gosen (guitar)
Michael von Rönn (tenor sax)

"With their roots as ex-Thrice Mice members, Altona wisely chose this new name (Altona is a town on the edge of Hamburg) when dropping the former band's classical edge in preference for a jazzier front.
On their debut Altona played a lively fusion that crossed

Fritz Kahl (bass)
Karl-Heinz Blumenberg (vocals, bass/soprano saxes, bass)
Klaus Gerlach (guitar)
Wolfgang Wulff (tenor sax)
Karl-Heinz Gossler (drums)
Werner von Gosen (guitar)
Michael von Rönn (tenor sax)

"With their roots as ex-Thrice Mice members, Altona wisely chose this new name (Altona is a town on the edge of Hamburg) when dropping the former band's classical edge in preference for a jazzier front.
On their debut Altona played a lively fusion that crossed

Amos Key are one of the more obscure 'one shot' German bands from the early 70s. The group consisted of Thomas Molin-keyboards, vocals; Andreas M. Gross-bass, vocals; Lutz Ludwig-drums.

These great sounding radio recordings predate their album..

First-ever legit reissue of this title. In the late 1960s, there was an adventurous psychedelic band called The Blossom Toes, who released a couple of albums that were good, but, from all reports, never captured their real greatness. Eventually they br...

Joe Beck is a relatively well-known jazz guitarist. What you and I didn't know is that in 1968 he cut a psychedelic album for Verve. Lots of wah-wah guitar work from Joe and guests including Danny Whitten of Crazy Horse (pre Neil Young)! A pretty good...

Among the earliest of Krautrock bands, The Blackbirds (like Xhol) started elsewhere before venturing on to experimental realms...by the time of their second (and last) album A Touch Of Music, the three year gap had made a lot of difference...they had m...

Originally released on BASF in 1972.
"It surprises me, that in this day and age of reissues and olde tyme worshipping neopsych and stoner bands, that this little gem has gone largely unnoticed in favour of stuff like Leaf Hound, Captain Beyond or Lucifer's Friend. Not that those bands aren't great too, but I wish there was a little more love for these guys, cos they were really ahead of their time with their groovy stoner sound. Just as the best stoner rock sounds like it could have been made in...

Very good, previously unknown, heavy keyboard-driven progressive band who never made an album. Shocking that something this good could be sitting in the vaults, ignored and forgotten, for 35 years!

"Another forgotten pearl from the vaults of...

"Originally released 1979 on Reveal, Concept's 1st album Invasion is truly a highlight of Canadian psychedelic and acid rock. Its undoubted relevance to connoisseurs of psychedelic and acid rock finds valid in the group's multiple talents playing music...

"Originally released 1980 on Reveal, Concept's 2nd album Supra Surge is not only the band's masterpiece but generally a masterpiece of psychedelic and acid rock. Hard to believe, but the recording date was in 1980. This could be a lost Amon Düül II...

Gatefold, legit reissue of an album recorded in 1969 and originally released by Wolfgang himself in 1970 and then later licensed to and released by Brain in 1972!
The band is:
Wolfgang Dauner-piano, organ, flute
Siegfried Schwabb-guitar
Eberhard Weber-bass, cello
Fred Braceful & Roland Wittich-drums

Proto-kozmigroov, with major psychedelic and soulful moves and great, grooving, double-drumming! Comparable to, and absolutely as good as Brian Auger's work of the same era.

When this very obscure album was finally reissued a few years ago, I am sorry to say that I assumed it was going to be awful. I was as wrong as could be. This is an extremely good 1970-style, English, proto-progressive album of songs featuring Graham...

Legit reissue from the analog masters of the very first album from this German group, which predate the much, much better known Time Machine and Electric Silence. This very rare 1972 album is the very first version of the band before they would move...

This beautiful, legit reissue includes a gatefold sleeve!

Legit reissue from the analog masters of the very first album from this German group, which predate the much, much better known Time Machine and Electric Silence. This very rare 1972 album is the very first version of the band before they would move into their cracked electric jazz/rock sound of Time Machine. It features founding member Reinhard Karwatky (bass), plus Jochen Leuschner (vocals, percussion), Gerd-Bock Ehrmann (tenor sax)...

Legitimate vinyl reissue, taken from the original analog masters.

An underservedly obscure German psychedelic jazz/rock band. By the time of this, their 3rd album, from 1974, they had their best-known line-up of:
Eddy Marron (guitars, sitar, zaz, tambura, mellotron, voice)
Reinhard Karwatky (bass, superstring, mellotron, synthesizer)
Peter Giger (drums, percussion)

Trippy tracks featuring Eastern/middle Eastern motifs, jazz fusion power & psychedelic mind expansion...

Dzyan are known for their great second and third albums on the Bacillus label: Time Machine and Electric Silence from 1973 & 1974.

But before those albums, and after their first album, the group consisted of bassist/double bassist/founder...

Dzyan are known for their great second and third albums on the Bacillus label: Time Machine and Electric Silence from 1973 & 1974.

But before those albums, and after their first album, the group consisted of bassist/double bassist/founder...

Legitimate vinyl reissue, taken from the original analog masters.
An undeservedly obscure German psychedelic jazz/rock band. By the time of this, their 3rd album, from 1973, they had their best-known line-up of:
Eddy Marron (guitars, sitar, zaz, tambura, mellotron, voice)
Reinhard Karwatky (bass, superstring, mellotron, synthesizer)
Peter Giger (drums, percussion)
Trippy tracks featuring Eastern/middle Eastern motifs, jazz fusion power & psychedelic mind expansion. Highly recommend

First-time reissue on vinyl.

Eiliff were a very excellent, early, mostly instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness".

Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus, later to go on to play with Eberhard Weber's Colours!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This one, recorded in March and April, 1972, was the second of the two, which were both originally released on Phillips...

First-ever reissue and made from the master tapes (and including 3 bonus tracks found on the original mater tapes!) of this famous, rare, classic Kraturock/early jazz-rock album featuring a all-star group: Wolfgang Dauner (synthesizer, piano, clavinet...

First-ever reissue and made from the master tapes (and including 4 bonus tracks found on the original mater tapes; one of which is available nowhere else!) of this famous, rare, classic Kraturock/early jazz-rock album featuring a all-star group...

"The famous lost Exmagma album finally on the loose! What a long strange trip it has been... As one of the hand-selected chosen few who own a tape copy for a couple of years, it’s as much a great joy as it is a relief to live to see a proper (though 3 decades delayed) release of the masterpiece of one of the most inventive Krautbands and one of Konrad Plank’s best ever production jobs.
If you’ve ever seen the band on stage you knew that the problem with the two Exmagma releases always was...

Exmagma were a mostly instrumental crazy German jazz/rock trio of Thomas Baluff (organ & piano), Andy Goldner (guitar, bass, alto sax) and Fred Braceful (drums).
They recorded two albums, including this very rare and quite strange 1st album (this one) that I never saw until it was reissued many, many years later. This one had elements of fusion, but was really quite whacked, and which got them on the Nurse With Wound List.
By the way, their original name was Magma, and then they found out about..

Exmagma were a mostly instrumental crazy German jazz/rock trio of Thomas Baluff (organ & piano), Andy Goldner (guitar, bass, alto sax) and Fred Braceful (drums).
They recorded two albums, including a very rare and quite strange 1st album and their 2nd (this one), more progressive fusion album, which I've always been extremely fond of, and which, 'strangely', was only released in France (and on Richard Pinhas' Urus label to boot)!
By the way, their original name was Magma, and then they found...

"This second Long Hair release by Fashion Pink contains previously unreleased studio recordings made between 1969-1971 + 2 live tracks. First part of this release (6 cuts) continues the SWR-Radio Sessions, truly reflecting the Krautrock jam...

Previously unknown and undocumented German outfit performing an early style of jazz + rock ala Colosseum and, especially Chicago Transit Authority. Like early CTA, they had a horn section and a very good guitarist and this is very good, early, horn...

One of the progressive hard rock classics of the early 70s German scene, this was the 2nd and final release by this German band, originally released on Brain in 1972. Reissued over 15 years ago for the 1st time, that reissue has been out of print for...

This beautiful, legit reissue includes a gatefold sleeve!

One of the progressive hard rock classics of the early 70s German scene, this was the 2nd and final release by this German band, originally released on Brain in 1972....

This album has an interesting history and is sort of the band's 1st and 2nd album simultaneously.

Trauma was originally recorded and released in 1970, but the band was unhappy with the work and soon after re-worked and re-recorded the album...

This beautiful, legit reissue includes a gatefold sleeve!
This album has an interesting history and is sort of the band's 1st and 2nd album simultaneously.
Trauma was originally recorded and released in 1970, but the band was unhappy with the work and soon after re-worked and re-recorded the album with English lyrics and a harder 'progressive hard rock' sound with nice organ and guitar work.
This album is best known for the 13' title track, which is a heavy, psychedelic mix of Guru Guru and...

Very obscure solo album by the leader of the German jazz/rock band Aera. Never before available on CD, afaict.

"Originally released in 1979, these recordings show the first solo efforts by formerly Aera leader, guitar player and composer Muck...

"First official CD-release of mysterious one-off project, co-led by 3 US expatriots living in Munich, Germany: Keyboardist Jimmy Jackson, drummer George Green and Guitarist William Powell. Major point of interest for most progressive and psychedelic...

Wolf Dieter Strunz (organ, piano), Jochen Petersen (guitars, alto/tenor saxes, flute, clarinet, vocals), Manfred Schulz (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Kracht (bass, vocals), Lorenz Köhler (vocals), Bernd Schröder (drums, percussion).

One and done German underground rock band from early 1971, with some jazz/rock band overtones & wonderful electric saxes that will make you smile if you love David Jackson in early VDGG, especially when the Hammond organ kicks in!

It was originally released on...

Wolf Dieter Strunz (organ, piano), Jochen Petersen (guitars, alto/tenor saxes, flute, clarinet, vocals), Manfred Schulz (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Kracht (bass, vocals), Lorenz Kohler (vocals), Bernd Schroder (drums, percussion).

One and done German underground rock band from early 1971, with some jazz/rock band overtones & wonderful electric saxes that will make you smile if you love David Jackson in early VDGG, especially when the Hammond organ kicks in!

It was originally released on...

This is a new edition of this release of old archival material, which was actually the first release on the Long Hair label and has been unavilable for quite a long time now.

"The legendary SWF (German regional radio from Baden-Baden) radio sessions from 1970–1975 were, for a long time, considered lost. Now after extensive searching through the archives they have been recovered and remastered to their original glory. These tapes are a "must" for Progressive Music and Krautrock fans. Originally the...

Really excellent, modern German psychedelic/progressive band. The band is a quartet and the leads are handled by a keyboardist who sounds like a young, Egg-period Dave Stewart playing psychedelic music, while the guitar player has a nice, fluid, fuzzy...

Never before released live recordings (a full hour's worth) in very good sound from the band's prime period!

"Extraordinary German band well known because of their legendary album on famous special Krautrock label 'Brain' in the early '70s. The CD features five long tracks in excellent sound quality directly taken from the soundboard and digitally remastered. 'Rapunzel' a previously unreleased track, fifteen hypnotic minutes of 'Subo,' a 24- minute adrenalin-driven version of 'Rambo Zambo'...

The original album was released on German CBS in 1971, produced by Julius Schittenhelm (worked also for OHR Records). Two of the musicians were American Germans, the other 2 guys came from Munich. They sound between jamming Westcoast and raw Krautrock,...

"First official CD release of one of the most legendary German small label pressed albums. Originally released in 1971, this album is an intense and bombastic hybrid between heavy fuzz acid guitar, instinctive free rock improvisations and some lyrical...

"A mix of soft, acoustic guitar driven prog, and some more aggressive, progressive rock, featuring flute. Very consistent."

"An obscure folky progressive from the early-70's. It would seem as though the idea behind Midnight Circus, being as...

This first-ever release of any music by this excellent Germany duo consisting of Hammond organ & vocals and drums, percussion and vocals.

The two members, Günther Kühlwein (organ) and Walter Helbig (drums) were long-time band mates in a number...

Missus Beastly put out two albums in their lifetime, the first was a psychedelic blues album from 1969, and is considered one of Germany's earliest 'underground' releases.

The second album, from 1974, was a great jazz/rock album, featuring a...

This is 100% killer jazz/rock from the right period. Mastered directly off the original stereo master! Essential...

First ever reissue of this very obscure Dutch band's first album from 1970. I certainly never heard of them before, and considering how well done this is for so early, I am rather surprised it is this obscure. After this band fell apart, their leader...

"Murder In The Cathedral is a French band that plays guitar driven acid rock that struck me as a cross between Bevis Frond, Cream, and Jefferson Airplane. The music has a great raw jamming sound that will transport you back to the Fillmore of 1968...

"Brilliant German Krautrock Underground band, famous for the collectors because of their 1971 Bacillus album. This CD contains 4 unreleased tracks from 1971 (19 minutes) recorded at a broadcast session for SWF radio. Those songs are in the vein of the...

"One of the killer albums from the German underground. Nosferatu has always been a big ticket item on the collector's scene and with good reason. Raw, high energy outbursts of organ, guitar, flute and sax - it is a mix of progressive and hard rock...