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Aera were a long running German fusion band that recorded for the independent Erlkoenig label in the 70s and into the 80s. Their albums have been reissued and people are once again aware of their works. This however, is not a reissue - it's a collection of all previously unreleased material from 1973, which was very early in the band's life. At this early stage, they featured the keyboardist from 2066 and Then, which gives the group a bit more of a progressive rock sound, along with the jazzy/jazz-rock...

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. This is from their earlier period together.

"Besides the SWF (German south-west.

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...

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

“Here's a vinyl reissue of the eponymous first album by a classically influenced (think Bach and Beethoven) krautrock outfit, originally issued in 1974 by the Spiegelei imprint.
The music is full of angst, weird psychedelic elements, mind bending space rock moves and surprising twists, and will be of interest to fans of The Nice and Egg. The insert features a lot of rare photos.”

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...

“This is the first official re-release of Paul Brett's Sage first album from 1970 on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG.
This first album holds a special place with its solid production and melting of styles that range into rock, acid folkrock and blues with hints of flamenco and classic guitar thanks to Paul Brett's 6 and 12-string guitars, Higginbottom's meandering flute and understated sax, and some very...

“Burnin Red Ivanhoe, in their most fertile phase of existing from 1969 till 1972, were one of Denmark's finest groups from this period. Their innovative and powerful mixture of psychedelic and progressive Rock along with mild experimental or jazz influences gained some international recognition in Germany, UK and the U.S. Comparisons might be drawn to Traffic, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and Colosseum (Dag Erik Asbjornsen).
Their eponymous (2nd) album from 1970 was recorded in London with famous DJ John...

“Burnin Red Ivanhoe, in their most fertile phase of existing from 1969 till 1972, were one of Denmark's finest groups from the period. Their innovative and powerful mixture of psychedelic and progressive rock along with mild experimental or jazz influences gained some international recognition in Germany, UK and the U.S. Comparisons might be drawn to Traffic, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd and Colosseum.-Dag Erik Asbjornsen

“Being tired of demanding tours, Burnin Red Ivanhoe decided to disband in...

BRI were one of the most important early Danish progressive bands. This was their third release, from 1971. You can hear heavy rock, jazz, proto-progressive & psychedelia all combined here in an interesting, early way. The leader, keyboardist and saxist Karsten Vogel later went on to found the great Danish band Secret Oyster.

"I don't think it is really a jazz rock / fusion kind of progressive. For my personal use I classify it as Cantenbury. They sound like a Soft Machine and Caravan - the....

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...

“This is the first official re-release on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management,UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG. The album was originally released in 1973 on Transatlantic Records. CMU (stands for Contemporary Music Unit), were founded 1970 in Cambridge (UK) and recorded 2 albums ('Open Space', 1971 and 'Space Cabaret', 1973) before they called it a day late 1973. They were mixing various aspects of art, westcoast, jazz and folkrock with psychedelic...

"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...

This is 1970 and 1972 recordings.

"This CD rounds off the SWF produced Coupla Prog trilogy. With the new line-up, Coupla Prog recorded four outstanding tracks -- extreme professional and intelligent arrangements. The wide spectrum goes from...

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.

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.

This is the first ever vinyl reissue of this FABULOUS album, originally released in 1972. It's really quite a supergroup of (mostly German) jazz and jazz/rock personnel:
Wolfgang Dauner-keyboards, electronics
Larry Coryell-guitar
Günter Lenz-bass
Jon Hiseman-drums
Fred Braceful-drums

There's a lot of that early fusion sound, but there's also that typical 'out' thang that only the Germans seemed to be able to do. Fans of 70s jazz/rock and also of the more jazz/rock aspec

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)...

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. Highly recommended!

"When the [original] Dzyan eventually disintegrated...

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...

An undeservedly obscure German psychedelic jazz/rock band. By the time of this, their 2nd 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 recommended!

"When the [original] Dzyan eventually disintegrated, Reinha

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...

This was the very first (and one of the best and also the least ‘new-agey’) release by this duo who at this time were working in a more 'kosmiche' vein but with its own personality.

"Nice mix of sequencer based electronic music, fluttering flute, airy female voice and acoustic/electric guitar. Excellent atmospheres and even a few heavy rocked out moments towards the end that are well placed to add some much needed spice. A quite varied album, that needs a few listens to appreciate."-rateyourmusic.

“Epizootic's sole album is very rare one and in good shape a very expensive album if you are looking for an original one. Longhair is proud to present the first official re-release of this album, first issued in 1976 by Epizootic as a private pressing.
Their music could be described as raw hard rock with psychedelic flavours, dominated by organ and guitar. Breaks and tempo changes within the titles are responsible for a diversified album. In his book 'Scented Garden Of The Mind' Dag Erik Asbjornsen...

"When it comes to outrageous German sleeve designs, it's impossible to not mention (this) album. It presents a half-burned chicken lying in a frying pan. The album offers a typical German progressive blend, drawing equally from heavy rock, folk, jazz and classical. The six tracks were cleverly arranged, with rich instrumentation and sudden shifts of tempo. Inside the fold-out cover was a Black Sabbath-like shot of the band at a graveyard, burying a chicken!"-Cosmic Dreams At Play.

"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...

"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...

“This is the first official re-release on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG. The album was originally released in 1974 on PYE Records' progressive imprint Dawn.
Fruupp were a 1970 progressive rock band, which originated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but developed a fan base in Great Britain. They were relatively popular, particularly on the student scene and as a supporting act for such bands as Genesis, King...

“This is the first official re-release on vinyl under licensed courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG. The album was originally released in 1974 on PYE Records' progressive imprint Dawn. Fruupp were a 1970 progressive rock band, which originated in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but developed a fan base in Great Britain. They were relatively popular, particularly on the student scene and as a supporting act for such bands as Genesis, King...

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 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...

"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 the official re-release on vinyl under license courtesy of BMG Rights Management, UK, remastered from an original master copy out of the vaults of BMG.
Originally released in 1972 on Transatlantic progressive rock label Dawn, Jonesy were an early 70's progressive rock outfit whose albums were delicate, melodic affairs, somewhat similar to King Crimson and with a lot of mellotrons. They recorded three albums on the Dawn Label "No Alternative", "Keeping Up" and "Growing". All are strong...

Until their “SWF Sessions” CD release, Jud’s Gallery were an excellent, unknown and forgotten band of the early 70s. This is the first time their two sole recordings (both for SWF radio) have been released on vinyl.

“Jud's Gallery recorded nine long tracks over two studio sessions in 1972 and 1974. Excellent intelligent progressive krautrock, drenched in occasional classic and heavy blues rock. These songs have been digitally remastered from the original tape to perfect studio quality. Jud's...

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...