Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

"Cluster's hiatus between Curiosum and Apropos Cluster in 1990 lasted for almost 10 years. Roedelius and Moebius spent this time developing their individual musical characteristics in a series of solo albums and collaborations which they released with...

In 1994, a few years before the resurgence of interest in all things Krautrock and kling-klang, this album was released in the USA on a tiny label. It marked the beginning of Moebius and Roedelius working together again after a number of years off...

Excellent final release by the pioneers of electronic music in Germany. These two musicians are old enough to be your father or grandfather, yet here they are making new, interesting, cutting-edge music.

"Reissue of the last studio album by Cluster, the legendary krautronic duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, recorded in Ohio in 2009 by Tim Story. From Story's liner notes: "My role, as I imagined it, was to emulate Conny Plank, the great Cluster producer and a hero I'd never had a...

Excellent final release by the pioneers of electronic music in Germany. These two musicians are old enough to be your father or grandfather, yet here they are making new, interesting, cutting-edge music.

"Reissue of the last studio album by Cluster, the legendary krautronic duo of Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, recorded in Ohio in 2009 by Tim Story. From Story's liner notes: "My role, as I imagined it, was to emulate Conny Plank, the great Cluster producer and a hero I'd never had a...

Originally released in 1976 and their last as a duo before recording their two famous albums with Brian Eno, this has been relatively difficult to find for some time until now.

"The fourth full-length album by legendary German electronic music duo Cluster, originally released on Sky Records in 1976. Sowiesoso follows on from their most highly-acclaimed album, Zuckerzeit (1974). Michael Rother's influence was clearly audible on the latter, Cluster already having recorded two albums with him under..

These shows from Cluster's 1996 US tour are shockingly great and up to par! Recommended if you don't already have these recordings!

"This release consists of tracks from Purple Pyramid's 1997 CD First Encounter Tour 1996, reworked and reselected.

Beautiful, new replica edition of this great, classic German release. There is currently no in-print CD edition; this is the only version currently out there!

After recording their classic II, the duo of Hans Joachim Roedelius and Didier Moebius joined forces with Michael Rother (ex Neu!) for two fabulous albums as Harmonia. So this, their 2nd album for Brain, was not released until the later 70's, & features slightly more sophisticated electronics & slightly less obvious 'junk' than before. Still..

Nice to have this classic spacey/ambient album generally available again. This was the first collaboration, recorded when Eno's star was at its zenith, between him and the great German electronic duo. I remember my first record store job, around 1978...

"Live In Vienna is the eighth full-length album by German electronic music outfit Cluster and their first and only album with Joshi Farnbauer. It is the first of three live albums recorded by Cluster. Until now Cluster & Farnbauer had never been...

Reading the release blather below makes me feel so old; I remember when the cassette of this was released; I never did get to hear that cassette, but I can finally hear this now!

"Live In Vienna is the eighth full-length album by German electronic music outfit Cluster and their first and only album with Joshi Farnbauer. It is the first of three live albums recorded by Cluster.
On June 12, 1980 Cluster performed at the Wiener Festwochen Alternativ with Farnbauer. The performance was recorded..

"How curious it is that this collaboration should come about so late in the day and how marvelous that it transpired at all. Lloyd Cole, this most ingenious of British singer-songwriters, and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, a patriarch of German electronic...

Colour Haze are a great, mostly instrumental, German guitar/bass/drums psychedelic trio. This is a reissue of the group's long out of print first album, originally released in 2001. The sound here is rawer and more guitar-y psychedelic than later, but...

Colour Haze are a great, mostly instrumental, German guitar/bass/drums psychedelic trio. This is a reissue of the group's long out of print first album, originally released in 2001. The sound here is rawer and more guitar-y psychedelic than later, but...

The minimal masterpiece and always the rarest Faust artifact from the 70s. A fantastic work. Hugely recommended to fans of minimalism.

"Violinist, composer and filmmaker Tony Conrad started his career in New York in the early 1960s. As a member of the Theater of Eternal Music (a.k.a. the Dream Syndicate) alongside John Cale, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela and Angus MacLise, he participated in now-legendary and often legendarily loud drone performances with many pieces having no beginning and no...

"Cosmic Circus Music from Goettingen in Lower Saxony played some extremely long spacey improvisations in the manner of the early Ash Ra Tempel without, however, trying to copy them. Although it is completely instrumental it never becomes boring...

Cosmic Ground is the latest solo project by keyboardist / synthesist Dirk Jan Müller, who I have known for many years, from his work with the duo Octopus’s Garden and then the psychedelic / krautrock band Electric Orange.
All of his releases as Cosmic Ground are Berlin-school solo works and all are very good. This is his latest!

Cosmic Ground is the latest solo project by keyboardist / synthesist Dirk Jan Müller, who I have known for many years, from his work with the duo Octopus’s Garden and then the psychedelic / krautrock band Electric Orange.
All of his releases as Cosmic Ground are Berlin-school solo works and all are very good.

Cosmic Ground is the latest solo project by keyboardist / synthesist Dirk Jan Müller, who I have known for many years, from his work with the duo Octopus’s Garden and then the psychedelic / krautrock band Electric Orange.
All of his releases as Cosmic Ground are Berlin-school solo works and all are very good.

Cosmic Ground is the latest solo project by keyboardist / synthesist Dirk Jan Müller, who I have known for many years, from his work with the duo Octopus’s Garden and then the psychedelic / krautrock band Electric Orange.
All of his releases as Cosmic Ground are Berlin-school solo works and all are very good.

One of the stone classics of Krautrock and Kosmiche Musik, reissued for the very first time on CD and on vinyl from the original analog masters!

The Cosmic Jokers grew out of the marathon, LSD-rich sessions instigated by Rolf-Urich Kaiser (Kosmiche Musik/Cosmic Couriers) and Timothy Leary that also produced Ash Ra Tempel's "Seven Up".
What this is, essentially, is a 'kraut-rock super session', with Jurgen Dollase, Harald Gosskopf, Manuel Gotsching, Klaus Schulze and Dieter Dierks. So, a...

One of the stone classics of Krautrock and Kosmiche Musik, reissued for the very first time on CD and on vinyl from the original analog masters!

The Cosmic Jokers grew out of the marathon, LSD-rich sessions instigated by Rolf-Urich Kaiser (Kosmiche Musik/Cosmic Couriers) and Timothy Leary that also produced Ash Ra Tempel's "Seven Up".
What this is, essentially, is a 'kraut-rock super session', with Jurgen Dollase, Harald Gosskopf, Manuel Gotsching, Klaus Schulze and Dieter Dierks. So, a...

One of the stone classics of Krautrock and Kosmiche Musik, reissued for the very first time on CD and on vinyl from the original analog masters!

The Cosmic Jokers grew out of the marathon, LSD-rich sessions instigated by Rolf-Urich Kaiser (Kosmiche Musik/Cosmic Couriers) and Timothy Leary that also produced Ash Ra Tempel's "Seven Up".
What this is, essentially, is a 'kraut-rock super session', with Jurgen Dollase, Harald Gosskopf, Manuel Gotsching, Klaus Schulze and Dieter Dierks...

One of the stone classics of Krautrock and Kosmiche Musik, reissued for the very first time on CD and on vinyl from the original analog masters!

The Cosmic Jokers grew out of the marathon, LSD-rich sessions instigated by Rolf-Urich Kaiser (Kosmiche Musik/Cosmic Couriers) and Timothy Leary that also produced Ash Ra Tempel's "Seven Up".
What this is, essentially, is a 'kraut-rock super session', with Jurgen Dollase, Harald Gosskopf, Manuel Gotsching, Klaus Schulze and Dieter Dierks...

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...

"Mental Experience present a reissue of Cozmic Corridors self-titled album. Cozmic Corridors is an underground kraut-kosmische monster, recorded and produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne by Toby "The Mad Twiddler" Robinson for his Pyramid label. The album was apparently released as an ultra-limited handmade edition back in the early '70s, but no original copies have surfaced (editor's note: which tells you everything you need to know about whether or not this was ever really released back in the day...)....

"Mental Experience present a reissue of Cozmic Corridors self-titled album. Cozmic Corridors is an underground kraut-kosmische monster, recorded and produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne by Toby "The Mad Twiddler" Robinson for his Pyramid label. The album was apparently released as an ultra-limited handmade edition back in the early '70s, but no original copies have surfaced (editor's note: which tells you everything you need to know about whether or not this was ever really released back in the day...)....

This is the first time that this band's one and only album has been released on CD. Fondly remembered by fans of the 70s fusion sound, Curt was the drummer for Passport during their best period. The album was released in 1976 and it featured Curt Cress...

Excellent, rare and LONG out of print one and done electronic music album that somehow managed to be released on CBS in Austria in 1980! Fine stuff.

"The only album by Austrian trio Cultural Noise is an electronic marvel. Band members were Gerhard Lisy, Walter Heinisch and Karl Kronfeld, and instruments used included an ARP Sequencer, an ARP 2600, a VCS 3, an EMS Digital Sequencer, a Mellotron M400, a Micro Moog, a Roland Studiosystem 700, a Roland Analogue Sequenzer and an electric guitar...


"Cybotron was one of the first,if not the first,electronic rock bands in Australia.Cybotron released this, their self- titled debut in 1976.
The group draws heavily on synthesisers (as would be expected), electronic and acoustic percussion, plus saxophone and played minimalist, repetitive progressive-style electronica in a style that emulated the direction of the 1970's German cosmic sounds.
Heavily influenced by the electronic/kraut acts of Germany like Kraftwerk,Neu,Tangerine Dream or Ash Ra Tempel.

“Der Osten Ist Rot starts off with the atrocious "Photo Song" which reeks of mid-80s banality and, open first listen, suggests that Czukay had completely lost his relevance. But if you can make it past that first track, the remainder of the album is completely out there - so much so that I am surprised Virgin released it - with only "Das Massenmedium" offering anything catchy, albeit still firmly within a left-of-center approach. In fact, once you've grown accustomed to Der Osten Ist Rot's warped...

Czukay's second album continues his fascination with and expermentation of using recordings from radio, television, short-wave and more, and 'gluing' non-similar sources together and making something unique from them, but also something that 'works' musically.
In the pre-sampling days of 1979, when this was first released, incorporating recordings off of the tv and radio into already existing songs was a fairly amazingly weird thing to be doing. For my tastes, this is his best realized solo album...

“I was about to give up on Czukay, but then he released this, easily his best work since Der Osten Ist Rot. Moving Pictures is an elusive, understated, and fleeting album, perfectly replicating that liminal stage between sleep and wakefulness. The space between the sounds is just as important as the sounds themselves. A really unique work that is also notable for the lyrical content of the final track, which preempts The Matrix.”-rateyourmusic

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves or...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves...

“Upon examining the eventful life of Can bassist Holger Czukay, one might come to the conclusion that this intrepid musician was a loner. His turbulent career exuded an enduring eccentricity governed by a boundless free spirit. Yet Czukay, who passed away unexpectedly last year at the age of 79, constantly emphasized that his creativity was always contingent upon a musical partner, whether that was a skin-and-bones counterpart or an anonymous manifestation that interacted with him through radio waves...

"2008 repress. After a couple of poorly-conceived bootlegs, here is the first legit reissue of this 1969 private press release. "First official release of this legendary West Coast psychedelic rarity, packaged in a jewel case, with an 8-page booklet of li

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.

"They were exciting years, when Miles Davis used to drive through New York in an open sports car listening to Stockhausen's tape manipulations, and when Kraftwerk and Can in Düsseldorf and Cologne developed their own special style of Kraut rock. Experimentation with electronic music, and research into all its possibilities, were very exciting, but could be extremely frustrating too, especially under live conditions. "There were no instructions, no one who could help you to find the different sounds and...

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

Great Krautrock lp that gets sort of forgotten at times because he turned so rapidly towards what later got to be called 'new age'. But make no mistake; this is a classic Krautrock disc. Highly recommended...


"Private press library recordings of the early '70s. Together with Florian Fricke and Peter Michael Hamel, Deuter is certainly mainly responsible for the fruitful encounters between European sensibility and Eastern aesthetics in the German music of the 1970s. Soundtrack was originally produced by Kuckuck in 1973 not for an official and public release, but as a "library" recording to be used for films, TV, and radio. As a library recording. it respects the canonical and typological structure of the genre...

Six cosmiche/Berlin-style synthesizer pieces by syntheisist Dorothea Raukes, with 1981-type digital touches. Overall, this is a very, very solid electronic music album.

"There are times when the name of a musical project is in perfect harmony...

Die Noodle continued the stream of ideas started with their first album. There are some more vocal tracks on this album, for example "Notiknotok," which manages to sound suprisingly mainstream, but is not at all dull. The songs are as masterfully shape...

Third and final album by the band themselves (one final album, a collaboration with Amy Denio followed). "Die Kndel have redefined Austrian blasmusik (brass-band music), a genre that seems to be caged in commercial kitsch settings reinforcing the Germa...