Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

This is the first-ever vinyl reissue from the original analog master tapes! The first album by this German band, recorded in Fall & Winter 1971, & originally released on Pilz. One of the few purely symphonic rock-styled German albums of the early 70's.

“In 1971, under the direction of Jürgen Dollase, who also composed all the tracks, this album was recorded and finally released in 1972. It was recorded at Dierks Studios by Dieter Dierks himself. Dollase and drummer Harald Grosskopf were later...

With this, their 3rd, they made the move onto the Cosmic Couriers label, and they are continue their symphonic rock with slight space-rock touches ways. With Jurgen Dollase-keyboards/vocals, Bill Barone-guitar, Jerry Berkers-bass/vocals and Harald Grosskopf-drums plus new member Jaoachim Reisler-violin, which adds a nice touch.

“Reissue of the third album by the German band Wallenstein, originally released in 1973. Recorded at the Dierks Studios by Dieter Dierks. In 2022 the original analog....

The same five piece who appeared on Cosmic Century appear here. By their fourth album, they are refering to themselves on the cover as "The Symphonic Rock Orchestra".

"Here Wallenstein went for a more song-oriented approach with a rather...

This is the first-ever CD issue from the orginal analog master tapes! This is a Cosmic Courrier Kraut classic. Wegmuller was an artist who had designed a Tarot card set, & the music here is performed by what is basically the first version of the Cosmic Jokers: Manuel Gottsching, Hartmut Enke, Harald Grosskopf, Jurgen Dollase, Jerry Berkers & Walter Westrupp.
Produced by that big Cosmiche Joker himself, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, & star-maiden Gille, there are many moments of wild, searing Krautrock!...

This is the first-ever vinyl reissue from the orginal analog master tapes! This is a Cosmic Courrier Kraut classic. Wegmuller was an artist who had designed a Tarot card set, & the music here is performed by what is basically the first version of the Cosmic Jokers: Manuel Gottsching, Hartmut Enke, Harald Grosskopf, Jurgen Dollase, Jerry Berkers & Walter Westrupp.
Produced by that big Cosmiche Joker himself, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, & star-maiden Gille, there are many moments of wild, searing Krautrock!...

This is the first-ever CD issue from the orginal analog master tapes! This is a Cosmic Courrier Kraut classic. Wegmuller was an artist who had designed a Tarot card set, & the music here is performed by what is basically the first version of the Cosmic Jokers: Manuel Gottsching, Hartmut Enke, Harald Grosskopf, Jurgen Dollase, Jerry Berkers & Walter Westrupp.
Produced by that big Cosmiche Joker himself, Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, & star-maiden Gille, there are many moments of wild, searing Krautrock!...

"Originating as a beat group in the mid-60's, playing mainly at US air bases in Southern Germany. By 1969 (and after many name and personnel changes) they'd become the art-rock band Chromosom, heavily influenced by the American West Coast sound. After the addition of Bernd "Steve" Leistner on vocals, and the new name Wind, they recorded their debut album for the new progressive arm of the budget label Miller, namely +Plus+. Seasons offered a richly textured progressive rock, lyrical yet also very...

“Having completed his military service as a naval radio operator, Gunther Wüsthoff was in the midst of his German and fine art studies when he encountered Rudolf Sosna and Jean-Hervé Peron. It was May 1969 and each of them had a guitar so they decided to make music together.
Polydor International headhunter Uwe Nettelbeck tracked them down on February 23 1971, prompting them to form the legendary krautrock band Faust with three other Hamburg musicians a few days later. Wüsthoff stayed with the band...

"Xhol’s sound was a mix of jazz-rock and psychedelia. The band from Wiesbaden and former Xhol Caravan stood out for their pretty lengthy improvisations holding barely any vocals. The band became quite well-known with their two LPs released on Ohr...

Xhol were one of the earliest Krautrockers, releasing their 1st (this) in 1969, which is reissued on vinyl for the first time in over 50 years! A must own for fans of Krautrock, these guys were unknown & undiscovered until the recent Krautrock revival & are still underappreciated.
Includes an insanely massive LP-sized 68-page deluxe booklet, with hand numbering on the back cover.

"Xhol Caravan from Wiesbaden was one of the first and best-known underground groups in Germany, part of the...

Hansi Fischer - soprano sax, alto sax, flute
Klaus Briest - bass
Eberhard Emmel - tenor sax, soprano sax
Markus Kieslich -keyboards
Erik Klingenberg - vocals
Leo Fischer - guitar (1,2,3,8)
Darwin Berger – drums
Babak Massali – percussion (9)

“Xhol Caravan were founded in Wiesbaden in 1969 and are known for their fusion of jazz-rock and psychedelia. With their LP “Electrip”, released in 1969, they presented a masterpiece of krautrock.
Now the band is perfo

"Yggdrasil from Munich named themselves after the world ash or yew tree of the Germanic tribes and played progressive rock of a calmer nature, with flute, violin, and English lyrics. They are hardly known, as their own LP, recorded in the Robert Meilhaus Studio, didn’t get beyond the so-called metal acetate, a pre-state which can be played. In summer 1972, only 10 copies were produced by Meilton; they have never appeared in collector circles. These records could probably be sold for a four-digit amount...

"Yggdrasil from Munich named themselves after the world ash or yew tree of the Germanic tribes and played progressive rock of a calmer nature, with flute, violin, and English lyrics. They are hardly known, as their own LP, recorded in the Robert...

First-time ever reissue of this late, small classic of the Berlin school of electronic music! The CD includes 30' of previously unreleased bonus tracks!

"Very nice album of Berlin School electronic music. Harald Grosskopf produced and...

First-time ever reissue of this late, small classic of the Berlin school of electronic music!

"Very nice album of Berlin School electronic music. Harald Grosskopf produced and contributed drum parts under Lhan Gopal pseudonym. Ulrich Weber's...

"Udo Hanten and Albin Meskes, the Krefeld duo collectively known as You, played their way into the elite of the German electronic music scene with their first two albums Electric Day (1979) and Time Code (1983). Reissued by Bureau B in 2011, the pair...

First-time ever reissue of this early, small classic of the Berlin school of electronic music meets proto electronica!

"As synthesizers grew more popular from the mid-'70s onwards, an increasing number of groups swapped the classic instruments..

First-time ever reissue of this early, small classic of the Berlin school of electronic music meets proto electronica! The CD includes 10' of previously unreleased bonus tracks!

"As synthesizers grew more popular from the mid-'70s onwards...

Reinhold Friedl – direction
Frank Gratkowski - flute, clarinets
Hayden Chisholm - flute, saxophone
Hild Sofie Tajford - French horn
Hilary Jeffery – trombone
Reinhold Friedl - harmonium, piano
Didier Aschour – guitar
Maurice de Martin – drums
Lisa Marie Landgraf – violin
Biliana Voutchkova – violin
Elisabeth Coudoux – violoncello
Ulrich Phillipp – doublebass

“Second volume of "modern composition supergroup" (The Wire) Zeitkratzer's re-interpret

What a great idea! These are wonderful albums and Ralf und Florian won't let us hear them. So, you can hear Zeitkratzer do them!
And this is wonderfully performed by a 10 piece chamber-ish ensemble, showing that great music can be played by any instruments.

"Karlrecords celebrates its tenth birthday, and Zeitkratzer celebrate their 20th with necessary re-interpretations of early compositions by electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. Founded in 1997 by Reinhold Friedl, Zeitkratzer have since been...

What a great idea! These are wonderful albums and Ralf und Florian won't let us hear them. So, you can hear Zeitkratzer do them!
"Karlrecords celebrates its tenth birthday, and Zeitkratzer celebrate their 20th with necessary re-interpretations of early compositions by electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. Founded in 1997 by Reinhold Friedl, Zeitkratzer have since been creating an impressive catalog of recordings that embraces 20th century avant-garde composers (Cage, Stockhausen, Lucier) as well as...

A very full & lush symphonic rock styled album, heavy on the keyboards, from this five piece of vocals, guitars, synths/piano/organs/mellotron, bass & drums. Having formed in 1971, they finally got their shot at immortality in 1977 with this, their one...

"First ever CD reissue of one of the most extreme Krautrock-era albums ever made. Originally released by Philips Germany in 1970, the triple LP edition came in an elaborate 'mirror' sleeve and has been near-impossible to find for 35+ years; there have...