Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

“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...

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.

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 heavy progressive effort owing much to the heavy blues sound and occult nature of Black Sabbath's debut album. Song titles such as 'Lucifer', 'Harmagedon Dragonlove', and 'Witches Meeting' display the groups interest in the dark side. The standout track...

"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.

"Individuellos, originally released in 1980, is the third and final release from these German proto-punk/Krautrock legends. Featuring Klaus Dinger (Kraftwerk, Neu!), La Düsseldorf is one of the most important progressive bands to come out of Germany in the second half of the '70s and their f

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...

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...

Rainer Brüninghaus (keyboards)
Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar)
Herbert Kalveram (saxes)
Bill Brown (bass)
Detlev Landmann (drums)

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This superb quality, previously unreleased 1972 radio broadcast features tunes from thei

Rainer Brüninghaus (keyboards)
Houschäng Nejadépour (guitar, sitar)
Herbert Kalveram (saxes)
Bill Brown (bass)
Detlev Landmann (drums)

Very excellent, early instrumental jazz rock band, somewhat influenced by the Mothers Of Invention, Soft Machine & their own "krautrockness". Featuring guitar, keyboards (Rainer Bruninghaus!), sax, bass & drums, they released just 2 albums in their lifetime. This superb quality, previously unreleased 1972 radio broadcast features tunes from thei

Originally released in 1971 in a self released edition of only 300 by the band, this has been an unknown rarity until this reissue. A keyboards/bass/drums trio, they combined the keyboard-driven sound of bands like The Nice with an obvious German slant...

Owing to different musical tastes of the band, ther is a large range of diverse styles that the band has to cope with. By making productive use of these different styles rather than fending them off, a synthesis is created which is interesting and exci...

“The 3rd studio album "The Doomsday Machine" of the German acidrockers Electric Moon was released first 2011 (by Nasoni Records). Sulatron Records now releases a CD re-issue of it, with slightly updated graphics.
The music is on a high intensity level and tenders long tracks, eschatological fuzz, cosmic moods, vocals which comes from far out dreamscapes and forceful rhythms. About 80 minutes of apocalyptic music-rituals.
The idea was, combining music with visual art, here with the great...

"This was my first taste of ELECTRIC MOON and it was spellbinding to say the least. I understand this isn't as heavy as their previous albums and I'm looking forward to hearing some of those. As Rivertree mentions in his review this is a very trippy album and I really dig the sound. Not that this isn't without it's heaviness, it just trips along quite often to great affect. Really cool to see Dave Schmidt on here, otherwise known as Sula Bassana. He recorded it, mixed it and produced it. He also plays...

"Electric Sandwich were formed in late 1969 by a group of German students from Bonn. The band initially consisted of four musicians, all of whom had already played with other bands: bass player Klaus Lormann had been playing with Chaotic Trust; lead guitarist Jorg Ohlert used to be with Slaves Of Fire; drummer Wolf Fabian, the founder of the band, had been touring with a band called Muli And The Misfits, and singer Jochen "Archie" Carthaus sang with the Flashbacks. Their own material has been recorded...

Remastered edition of the 9th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. Another heavy-duty spacerock re...

Remastered edition of the 5th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. This was a massive seller when ...

Remastered edition with 3 bonus live tracks from 1973! of the 3rd album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Like the heaviest parts of Pink Floyd mixed with (surprisingly) Benefit-era heavy Jethro Tull (without the flute). Overall quite excellent.

Remastered edition of the 2nd album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Like the heaviest parts of Pink Floyd mixed with (surprisingly) Benefit-era heav...

Remastered edition of the 7th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. This captures them live on thei...

Remastered edition of the 6th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. "Ocean (1977) continued Bornema...

Remastered edition of the 10th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings together on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. Overall quite excellent, heavy progressive rock. Another heavy-duty spacerock r...

Remastered edition with 1 bonus track of the 4th album by this popular German rock band who mix heavy and cosmic stylings on their classic releases, of which this is definitely one. This is a big, full blown concept album about time travel, with all th...