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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

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)...

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...

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...

"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..

"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....

"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...

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...

"In March 1973 the band recorded its first LP, with Conny Plank as co-producer and sound-engineer, for the legendary Brain-Metronome Label. Acclaimed by progressive and krautrock fans and critics alike, it showed a different, more innvative style of playing contemporary German rock music and was honoured with a nomination for the German Schallplattenpreis. They produced an incomparable, unmistakeable sound with echoes of Organisation and early Kraftwerk: spacey but melodic, elevated yet rocking...

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...

First time ever on CD and made from the master tapes!

"For the first time on CD, this album of German flute and sax player Ralf Nowy, originally released in 1973 on Global, is a quiet tip for all lovers of the genre. Inspired by the burgeoning...

The German/Dutch band Odin are best known for their one release on German Vertigo. This is an interesting release of mostly cover tunes (Neil Young! Frank Zappa, King Crimson) from early in their career. More than decent sound considering the age of the recordings, but definitely on the 'good bootleg' side of sonics.

"This live concert is an impressive documentation of Odin, captured at the birth of the band’s search for its individual identity. The four musicians had agreed to cast in their lots..

"Odin, like Nektar was a British band residing in Germany. While Nektar received some success (especially the United States when Passport Records showed an interest in their music), Odin simply released one album, disappeared, and has pretty much been...

The German/Dutch band Odin are best known for their one release on German Vertigo. This archival release is actually probably better than the album on Vertigo! Excellent quality radio tapes of 2 originals and 2 (17') of Frank Zappa covers!...

Rare, one-off, 1970 album originally released on Bellaphon. "You have to really like the Hammond organ because with this recording you are going to get a lot of it. Jazzy fuzz organ with a lot of discordant tunes. The lead guitar is along for the...

"Great lost band from Frankfurt, Germany. In 1973/1974, Papa Zoot Band played all over Germany, mainly in clubs but also on festivals (German Pop Meeting 1st and 2nd February 1974 in Essen, Grugahalle). The band consisted of Lutz Sommer guitar, Robby...

1973 second release by this German band who moved from Bacillus to Phillips for this one, featuring lots of great dual heavy organ, violin and guitar work, vocals, bass and drums, as well as touches from flute.

"Expanding the line-up, with an...

1972 first release by this German Bacillus band, featuring lots of great heavy organ and guitar work, vocals, bass and drums, as well as touches from violin, flute and mellotron. "Marburg saw a unique combination of psychedelic and progressive sounds, ...

Originally released by Garden of Delights, this is what Garden of Delights do, which is finding completely unknown German rarities and reissuing them in the best possible manner. For vinyl, it came out on the equally well curated Long Hair label!
Prosper were a dual guitar, Fender Rhodes/mellotron/mini-Moog, bass and drums progressive band. The keyboards give it a jazzier/fusion touch.
At its best, this has some great guitarwork and a fusion underpinning. At its worst? Well, the vocals ain't so..