Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

Rare, self-released symphonic-oriented progressive rock featuring guitar, flute, organ/mellotron/electric piano, bass, drums & vocals. ''Overall, Troya's sound was melancholic and lyrical -- classical influenced progressive folk rock, comparable to ban...

"In May 1972 Twenty Sixty Six And Then met first time and decided to found a band. Day and night they rehearsed and filed on their sound in their residence in Mannheim.
A journalist at that time wrote, "Dominating in their music is a dynamic, which is regulatory in the developing harmonies in the complex structured arrangements. When the musicians sometimes get lost in old hard rock stereotypes they kept enough distance to the sounds, to prove their intents with detailed inserted alienation." ...

"Highly inventive kraut / psych album (heavy on the “psych”) related to Eulenspygel. Originally released in 1975, “Sexphonie” offers a mix of acid-rock, hard-psych, polit-rock and progressive / folky sounds with some eastern influences. Great studio production and outstanding guitar playing courtesy of Teflon Fonfara (who once blew up Camel’s PA system with his tape and delay guitar effects!). Tyll was formed when Teflon was approached by Kerston Records with the intention of releasing a krautrock album...

"Tyndall's debut album, Sonnenlicht, originally released in 1980 on Sky Records. The two electronic sonic inventors Jürgen Krehan and Rudolf Langer founded Tyndall in the year 1980, naming their duo after a light scattering phenomenon in physics. Armed with an impressive array of instruments, devices, and home-made synthesizers, they created free and easy electronic music in the style of the Berlin School (Berliner Schule), much to the liking of the legendary Sky Records who released their debut album...

"Tyndall's debut album, Sonnenlicht, originally released in 1980 on Sky Records. The two electronic sonic inventors Jürgen Krehan and Rudolf Langer founded Tyndall in the year 1980, naming their duo after a light scattering phenomenon in physics. Armed with an impressive array of instruments, devices, and home-made synthesizers, they created free and easy electronic music in the style of the Berlin School (Berliner Schule), much to the liking of the legendary Sky Records who released their debut album...

"A reissue of Tyndall's second album Traumland, originally released in 1981 on Sky Records. The electronic sonic inventors Tyndall pulled out all the stops for their second album. Armed with an impressive array of analog synthesizers, they unleashed the full force of their experimentalist ambitions, weaving synth pop, repetitive bass patterns, laminar sounds, and carefree melodies into a unique amalgam of the Düsseldorf and Berlin Schools. Traumland was released a year after their debut effort...

"A reissue of Tyndall's second album Traumland, originally released in 1981 on Sky Records. The electronic sonic inventors Tyndall pulled out all the stops for their second album. Armed with an impressive array of analog synthesizers, they unleashed the full force of their experimentalist ambitions, weaving synth pop, repetitive bass patterns, laminar sounds, and carefree melodies into a unique amalgam of the Düsseldorf and Berlin Schools. Traumland was released a year after their debut effort...

The first reissue in many, many years of this classic one-off release that's *almost* a Amon Duul II album, but isn't quite an Amon Duul II album. It's still really good though....

"It seems that even in 1973 Amon Düül II still wanted to do double albums! But, instead of making WOLF CITY into a double, somehow this side-line project came in to being, fronted by three musicians who had earlier worked together in Passport (on their debut LP). Although since reissued as an Amon Düül II album, Utopia..

The first vinyl reissue in many, many years of this classic one-off release that's *almost* a Amon Duul II album, but isn't quite an Amon Duul II album. It's still really good though....

"It seems that even in 1973 Amon Düül II still wanted to do double albums! But, instead of making WOLF CITY into a double, somehow this side-line project came in to being, fronted by three musicians who had earlier worked together in Passport (on their debut LP). Although since reissued as an Amon Düül II album...

This restores to print a trove of previously unreleased recordings that were first released at the height of the Krautrock craze in 1996, on three CDs released by Virgin under the name “Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive Volumes 1-3”

“The ‘Nuggets’ of krautrock, Cologne Curiosities all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that originally appeared on the three Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive CDs released on Virgin in 1996. These releases were originally compiled by...

First ever CD reissue of this heavy rock album 1975, reissued with an 11 minute bonus track. "Raw and hard-edged blues-rock from the German-speaking part of Switzerland. The original LP is a very rare collector's item. The band was living in England at...

This obscure group made an excellent album in the garage-underground-progressive" genre way back in 1971. Vinegar could be ranked along with Mammut as one of the most important examples of such bands. For your amusement, here's a closer look at their f...

Previously unreleased live recording in quite good sound for the time period (April 28th, 1973) by this band who started their life as a cross between Krautrock and spacerock, but, by this time, had metamorphosed into a more hard-rock/progressive style...

"Virus, from the Bielefeld area in Westphalia, were the best and most famous local progressive group in the early seventies. In 1970, they won the well-known competition in the Recklinghausen Vestlandhalle – still under their old name of Man’s World....

"Virus, from the Bielefeld area in Westphalia, were the best and most famous local progressive group in the early seventies. In 1970, they won the well-known competition in the Recklinghausen Vestlandhalle – still under their old name of Man’s World....

"This CD edition has been provided with two bonus tracks, which are now to be heard on a Virus CD for the very first time. The 32-page booklet leaves nothing to be desired."

"For their second album, Virus changed radically, in both band...

A reissue from the master tapes (and with two bonus tracks thrown in as well) of an extremely rare underground German lp from 1971 that included Eddy Marron (going under the classic nom-de-plume of 'Ed Ugly-Ugly'), who later was in Dzyan. Marron plays...

“Electronic musician Adelbert Von Deyen's debut and sophomore album were released just a year apart from each other. Sternzeit was followed by Nordborg, which featured only one track on each side. Again, Von Deyen took his time crafting a meditative maelstrom of ambient sounds. Von Deyen's debut album Sternzeit had caused quite a stir in 1978 in his home town of Lübeck, where the unconventional young artist found himself inundated with fan mail and booked for autograph sessions. His contract with Sky...

A minor classic of its kind, this release celebrates and recalls the last, heady days of analog synthesis spacemusic.

"A reissue of Adelbert Von Deyen's debut album Sternzeit, originally released on the Sky label in 1978.
Adelbert Von Deyen is a protagonist of the so-called Berlin School (Berliner Schule) of electronic music. On his debut album, he takes his time to develop sound structures, often drifting, floating blissfully into tonal interference. The listener also requires time and...

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 Gros...

The 2nd album, also on Pilz, from Spring, 1972, & featuring Jurgen Dollase-keyboards/vocals, Bill Barone-guitar, Jerry Berkers-bass/vocals and Harald Grosskopf-drums. These guys also make appearances as part of the 'acid house' band on the Cosmic Jokers records, and additionally, Grosskopf went onto work on some of Klaus Schulze's very best albums. This is pretty straight forward symphonic rock of its time.

The 2nd album, also on Pilz, from Spring, 1972, & featuring Jurgen Dollase- keyboards/vocals, Bill Barone-guitar, Jerry Berkers-bass/vocals and Harald Grosskopf-drums. These guys also make appearances as part of the 'acid house' band on the Cosmic...

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 time that this 1971 Krautrock album has ever been released on CD legitimately!

"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...

Xhol were one of the earliest Krautrockers, releasing their 1st in 1969. These guys were unknown & undiscovered until the recent Krautrock revival & are still underappreciated. This is over 80' of them at their jammy, jazz/rock, instrumental best...

"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 only 2 albums in their lifetime. This was their 2nd, which was recorded live in July 1st and 2nd, 1970 by Bob Woolford, who they hired their because of their admiration for his work with Soft machin...

Xhol were one of the earliest Krautrockers, releasing their 1st in 1969. These guys were unknown & undiscovered until the recent Krautrock revival & are still underappreciated. This is over 80' of them at their wild, jamming, krautrock peak, featuring ...

Xhol were one of the earliest Krautrockers, releasing their 1st in 1969. The band apparently broke up some time in 1970, as the writing on this one released in 1972 (their 3rd and last until the various archival thingies in the 90s and later), says...

Well, this is really something - and who else would bring us a German rarity like this but Garden of Delights? Xhol were one of the earliest Krautrockers, releasing only 2 albums in their lifetime. A must own for fans of Krautrock, these guys were unkn...

"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...

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...

"After 11 years without a proper studio album, German spacerockers Zone Six are back with a new album!

Founded 18 years ago, Zone Six is one of the oldest active spacerock / acidrock / neo-krautrock bands in Europe, even if they are lazy as hell. The band now consists of founder member Dave Schmidt (aka Sula Bassana) on drums (formerly bass), Martin Schorn (aka Modulfix) on synthesizer, Komet Lulu on bass and Rainer Reeff on guitar. All four members also are in Krautzone, Lulu and Sula are the..

"Zoppo Trump from Dortmund are known in collectors’ circles only for the sampler LP “Scena Westphalica” (Förderturm Records UP I/76), on which they are represented with their highly praised pieces “Wellengang” and “Fluktuation”. In addition to these...

"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...