Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

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...

The Cosmic Jokers grew out of the marthon LSD-rich sessions instigated by Rolf-Urich Kaiser (Kosmich Musiche/Cosmic Courriers) that also produced Ash Ra Tempel's "Seven Up". What this is, essentially, is a 'kraut-rock super session'...

Galactic Supermarket, like the Cosmic Jokers, grew out of the marathon, LSD-rich sessions instigated by Rolf-Urich Kaiser (Kosmich Musiche/Cosmic Couriers) that also produced Ash Ra Tempel's "Seven Up".
What this is, essentially, is a 'kraut-rock, jamming super session', with Jurgen Dollase, Harald Gosskopf, Manuel Gotsching, Klaus Schulze, Dieter Dierks, Gilles & Rosi. So, a meeting of Wallenstein with Ash Ra at their most spaced out. Two side long jams. Good, fun stuff.

"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...


The first-ever legit reissue (and taken from the master tapes) of this very rare Australian progressive rock/electronic album that was recorded in 1976.

Essentially, Cybotron were the Australian Tangerine Dream and were a good band of the genre.

“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...

“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...

German progressive band with heavy Westcoast psychedelic touches, comparable to the late 60's San Francisco sound. This is the first time it has been legitimately reissued on CD, and includes a bonus track. Includes the typically tree-deforestationing ...

"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

Early German jazz and beyond supersession, recorded in 1967 for SABA, who eventually went bust and reappeared as MPS. Wolfgang Dauner-piano, prepared piano, Jean-Luc Ponty-violin, Gerd Dudek-tenor sax, clarinet, Eberhard Weber-cello, Jürgen Karg-bass...

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...

Second Deuter release and his last that wasn't in the new age/proto-new age vein. D is the monster, but this is still really good.

"AUM contrasted somewhat, in that much of the rock aspect was dropped, in favour of atmosphere, being a more mysterious collage of shorter pieces, with lots of percussion, sound effects and echo-guitar. Sometimes akin to Achim Reichel, it had a magical quality, balancing melodic and more experimental musics." - Crack In The Cosmic Egg

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...

"Produced for the legendary Pilz label and engineered by Conny Planck in 1971. Dies Irae were a heavy progressive group who recorded their sole album for Pilz before the label fell into the hands of Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser. Dominated by blues, 'First' is a hea

"Produced for the legendary Pilz label and engineered by Conny Planck in 1971. Dies Irae were a heavy progressive group who recorded their sole album for Pilz before the label fell into the hands of Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser. Dominated by blues, 'First' is a hea

"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 3 is their third album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins with help of Ziggy Schöning, it was released on Klaus Schulze's record label Innovative...

"Early pioneers of the German New Wave music scene, Din A Testbild were formed in 1978 by Mark Eins and Gudrun Gut (former member of Einstürzende Neubauten, Mania D. and Malaria!). Din A Testbild played a significant role in defining the avant-garde music of Berlin. Their participation at the Festival Genialer Dilletanten in 1981 is legendary. Programm 4 is their fourth album. Mixed and auto-produced by Mark Eins near the wall in West Berlin in 1983, the album was rejected at the time by Innovative...

"Through his work with Neu! and La Dusseldorf, along with many of his own solo albums, Klaus Dinger helped pioneer the driving, repetitive, and psychedelically touched sounds that would come to be known as Krautrock. Dinger was working on what would...

"Through his work with Neu! and La Dusseldorf, along with many of his own solo albums, Klaus Dinger helped pioneer the driving, repetitive, and psychedelically touched sounds that would come to be known as Krautrock. Dinger was working on what would...

This is a solo album from the leader of Passport, which was released in 1983. Unlike Passport, it's a all keyboard / synthesizer album which fits right in with what Tangering Dream was doing at this time and can easily be compared to White Eagle! So, a surprise, but a very nice surprise!

KONRAD BAUER : tromboneJOHANNES BAUER : tromboneUWE KROPINSKI : guitare acoustiqueJOE SACHSE : guitare lectriqueTHE HIGHLIGHT OF THE 15th FIMAV 1998It was a rare opportunity to hear DOPPELMOPPEL, the wondrous Berlin quartet. The group presents a contin...


In 1977, in Berlin, three masters of European free music convened for a triumvirate summit. Finnish drummer Edward Vesala, known in later years for his fiery big-band outings on ECM, was one of the pioneers of free jazz in Scandanavia, a tremendously s...

Third and final album by this offshoot of Neu!, led by Klaus Dinger. This one got sorta lost in the punk shuffle, which is unfortunate, because of all the Krautrock bands, they are the punkiest of all of them. [Teldec/WB]

This is a high-quality pirate edition of this never-reissued, very obscure Krautrock rarity.

"From 1971. Incredible Kraut/funk meeting of U.S. expatriate and the cream of the German rock scene: Achim Reichel, Conny Plank, Wolfgang 'Zabba'...

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...

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...

Legitimate vinyl reissue, taken from the original analog masters.
An undeservedly obscure German psychedelic jazz/rock band. By the time of this, their 3rd 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 recommend

The first, very rare album by this well known Austrian sextet (vocals, piano/organ, guitar, flute/sax, bass & drums) was almost totally unknown until this reissue; most people think that their 1976 release "One Nighter" is their first. But this 1971...

Eela Craig were from Austria and are lumped in with the German groups because...well, how many progressive rock Austrian groups were there anyway? The band was formed by keyboardist Hubert Bognermayer in 1971 and released a very rare first album that...

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Brninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their life...

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Brninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their life...