Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

This contains their great 1973 Top Gear performance and a substantial amount of extra material, and even two outtakes from their albums, all of which have never been released!
Despite it saying ‘BBC’, nearly all of this was recorded at Wumme during the group’s classic early 70s period and is like a great lost album by them and even includes their ‘lost’ sixth member, Arnulf Meifurt, who only appears on the 1st album and ‘Tapes’.

"The Bureau B label breaks into new territory and presents a newly-recorded album by Krautrock legends, Faust. "There is no group more mythical than Faust." Thus wrote English musician and eccentric Julian Cope in his classic of the genre...

"The Bureau B label breaks into new territory and presents a newly-recorded album by Krautrock legends, Faust. "There is no group more mythical than Faust." Thus wrote English musician and eccentric Julian Cope in his classic of the genre...

The classic 1st album by Faust. Upon its release in 1971, it really looked and SOUNDED like nothing else. Intelligent and crafty use of the studio in a way that no one else in rock other than Frank Zappaa was doing (and it sounds nothing like The Mothers).
While I actually *enjoy* some of their other works more, none of their other albums were as radical and shocked the scene as much as this one. As the man in England who owns the label would say, "recommended!"

When Wayside Music started, I bought something like 250 of these from an overstock dealer and was selling them for $2.00 each for years and years!
Nice to have this old friend from the past back once again at a bargain price (with the passage of 40 years, at the equivalent of the same price, actually!), and it’s also a little bit weird too!

Faust are a rightly legendary experimental German ensemble from the early 1970's. This was the last album to be released in their lifetime and the 1st to.

This is a beautiful reproduction of the strikingly amazing-looking first edition of the first Faust album. A clear disc inside a clear sleeve with a silkscreen, as well as a clear insert with print! Nothing like this was ever seen before Faust did it; as a English friend of a friend once said when talking about iconic avant-garde releases, "Faust was FIRST, mate!"

"Legendary German post-rock band formed in 1971 by undisputed noise pioneer Uwe Nettelbeck...

"Faust's new album Fresh Air differs in several respects from its predecessor, Just Us. The recordings were made at Jean-Hervé Péron's rehearsal studio in Schiphorst in northern Germany, hypnotic pieces with the kind of noisemaking the band is known for. For the new album, Péron and Werner "Zappi" Diermaier were looking for communication with musician friends and the audience. The tracks were recorded in changing ensembles at changing locations in the USA (during a tour in 2016). In these community...

"Faust's new album Fresh Air differs in several respects from its predecessor, Just Us. The recordings were made at Jean-Hervé Péron's rehearsal studio in Schiphorst in northern Germany, hypnotic pieces with the kind of noisemaking the band is known for. For the new album, Péron and Werner "Zappi" Diermaier were looking for communication with musician friends and the audience. The tracks were recorded in changing ensembles at changing locations in the USA (during a tour in 2016). In these community....

"Faust tell of an heroic time when reaching for the stars did not have to include getting the stars in order to be successful."-Julian Cope

I assume that the $2.00 more than usual price is because this apparently includes a license for you to...

"At last, a well made film that captures the intensity, caprice, craziness and visionary beauty of Faust’s late ’90s performances, when, for a moment the core members of the original band were temporarily reconciled. Professionally filmed at the...

"This double CD set catches legendary German experimental rock outfit Faust's debut concert in Poland, from Krakow's Loch Ness Club, on the 15th November 2006. Spread over both discs, we are afforded a perfect opportunity to hear a blend of the band's...

“For the first time ever this lost "last" album recording, Punkt gets a deserved and necessary standalone release.”

"The band called it 5½, fans referred to it as the 'Munich album' and for almost fifty years it's been the missing chapter in Faustian mythology. Now for the first time, the German iconoclasts' previously unreleased fifth album sees the light of day as Punkt . . . Punkt is Faust at their most unhindered, untethered and unstoppable.
Returning to Germany after a loss-making U.K...

“For the first time ever this lost "last" album recording, Punkt gets a deserved and necessary standalone release.”

"The band called it 5½, fans referred to it as the 'Munich album' and for almost fifty years it's been the missing chapter in Faustian mythology. Now for the first time, the German iconoclasts' previously unreleased fifth album sees the light of day as Punkt . . . Punkt is Faust at their most unhindered, untethered and unstoppable.
Returning to Germany after a loss-making U.K...

Faust are a rightly legendary experimental German ensemble from the early 1970's. This is almost all of their two posthumous albums which feature the unreleased "Faust V" album and their recordings before they dissolved in the 70's. [ReR]

Remastered version of the classic 2nd album by Faust. This one seems to get lost in all the praise heaped on the one that came before it (their s/t debut) and the one that came after (Faust Tapes), but this is one of my very favorites by them. There se...

"Faust has been around for over 40 years. Since 2007, the line-up of the Krautrock legends has comprised founding members Jean-HervÈ Peron and Zappi Diermaier, the English musician James Johnston, founder of the brutish blues rockers Gallon Drunk...

Faust are a rightly legendary experimental German ensemble from the early 1970's. This was their 3rd release, & was assembled from private tapes of the band, & shows them at their most spontaneous, & least rehearsed. One of the great ones, & is...

“...a stunning collage of rehersal excerpts & studio experiments that dates back to 1971 - & still sounds 20 years ahead of its time.”- Rolling Stone

“Faust stand among the most influential creative forces to have emerged from Germany in the late ’60s and early ’70s. Along with Can, Agitation Free, Neu! and others, Faust rejected the Anglo-American norms of rock ’n’ roll to start a back-to-basics and uniquely Teutonic revolution in sound—later dubbed by the UK press with the semi-derogatory...

"In 1971, Freak Out from Knittelfeld in Austria, named after the first Mothers of Invention LP, released the 7" single "Jaming brother" / "Crazy colours of life" (Cosmos 2234) and the LP "Life" (Cosmos 2235), both in a small circulation of around 200...

Now seemingly out of print in the USA, we can now offer this at 1/3rd off the original price. It was a bargain before and it's a huge bargain now!

Edgar Froese was and is the leader of Tangerine Dream. His solo albums during the 70s are different from but just as good as TD's work. This impressive box set includes six albums, some of which have never been released in their original form on CD or have been out of print for years. Included here are Aqua, Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, Ages, Stuntman....

One of the available self released titles by electronic artist/multi-instrumentalist Frohmader. [Nekropolis]

Last FIVE copies in existence anywhere!
This straddles the boundries between the menacing works of his past, & a more spacier side. Despite it's less intense nature, it still has that "bite" that you expect from him. "...a brilliant achievement...

This features his bass work, something that he hasn't done in a very, very long time, & is a eerie, evil album influenced by Magma & dark electronic music. [Spalax]

This restores to print one of his mid 80's classic, dark electronic works, which features a cover by H.R. Giger, which should give you a pretty good idea of the atmospheres contained within. Even more evil than Nekropolis 2.

"After having been involved in many Krautrock bands, Peter Frohmader started publishing his own soloworks under the name of Nekropolis. A multi instrumentalist as well as a painter and designer, Peter Frohmader is without any doubt one of the most innovative artists to have eme

Peter Frohmader Synthesizers, E-MU Samplers and 5-string Bass
Richard Pinhas - Roland Guitars + Arboretum Hyperprism process

'The best Pinhas release since the glory days of Heldon's Standby. Incendiary, musicially consistent, cohesive...one of the most powerful, dynamic & totally mind blowing releases you'll hear in 1999.''-Andy G./C&D.

These two giants of European electronic music join forces. Richard's sustained, instantly recognizable guitar work...

After Schicke, Fuhrs & Frohling (S.F.F.) broke up, the guitarist and the keyboardist continued on, making 3 albums. This album is a previously unreleased live show from 12/23/80, towards the end of their career and includes tracks from their albums, as...

"A candidate for being dubbed 'ambient' before ambient existed. A work of crystal clear simplicity, 'pure' electronic sounds, and beautiful minimalism."-John Bagnall, The Sound Projector

"Mental Experience present a reissue of Galactic Explorers' Epitaph For Venus. Another album from the Pyramid label shrouded in mystery and produced by Toby Robinson in Cologne, circa 1974.
Kosmische and head sounds with plenty of Minimoog, analog synths/keyboards, effects, loops, tape manipulation, treated...

"Galaxy from Bremen played a keyboard-dominated sort of art-rock. There are people who have called them 'the better Eloy', which is not quite unfounded. Although there were bands they admired, like Yes and Jethro Tull, they wanted to develop a style of their own. Founded in 1976, when the time came in 1979 to begin university studies, they wanted to document their 3 years of work, and they recorded this, their one and only album. "There were enough good original compositions at their disposal. Given the...

“This is the first official reissue of this extremely rare album, originally released in 1978 on the Brutkasten label. A very varied fusion album, 'Im Tal Der Emmen' blends Embryo and Zappa/Mothers like rock and jazz mixtures, with a rich instrumental palette, full of solos and invention. Mostly it intended to sound like an instrumental Out Of Focus (Freeman Brothers in 'The Crack In The Cosmic Egg'). The album has this charming kraut/fusion style.
The sextet line-up resulted in a very rich sound...

“This is the first official reissue of this extremely rare album, originally released in 1978 on the Brutkasten label. A very varied fusion album, 'Im Tal Der Emmen' blends Embryo and Zappa/Mothers like rock and jazz mixtures, with a rich instrumental palette, full of solos and invention. Mostly it intended to sound like an instrumental Out Of Focus (Freeman Brothers in 'The Crack In The Cosmic Egg'). The album has this charming kraut/fusion style.
The sextet line-up resulted in a very rich sound...

This includes two excellent quality (for the time period) live tracks by the original Guru Guru lineup from 1971 and 1972. It's only 13 minutes, but jeez, they were magnificent then... Also included is all of his 1975 solo album Highdelberg, which incl...

“'The Melting Butter Sessions' was originally an Ax Genrich 2019 self-released CD release that now finds its way through the vinyl thanks to Clostridium Records.
The vinyl LP contains 4 (out of 5 on CD) long tracks, 2 on each side of the album. In case the name of Ax Genrich doesn't say nothing to you let's refresh your memory with a piece from Ax's profile in Discogs:
Rock'n'roll guitarist who went all experimental after getting involved in the primordial Krautrock scene, briefly with....

“Presented here, the definitive reissue of a lauded and misunderstood Krautrock album, German Oak's Down in the Bunker. The release has been fetishized and demonized, lauded and misunderstood for nearly four decades. In this definitive reissue of the album, the German Oak trio -- together again after 30 years apart -- have approved the remastering of their 70s music; finally tell the story behind the creation of their dark, brooding album -- and the occult-obsessed record collector behind the original...

"With with download card for .WAV files of the album, extensive bonus tracks and digital booklet.
Presented here, the definitive reissue of a lauded and misunderstood Krautrock album, German Oak's Down in the Bunker. The release has been fetishized and demonized, lauded and misunderstood for nearly four decades. In this definitive reissue of the album, the German Oak trio -- together again after 30 years apart -- have approved the remastering of their 70s music; finally tell the story behind the...

A very well known German underground album, which is most famous for the circumstances of its recording in a 'bunker-like' environment. Includes 3 non-lp bonus tracks.

"During the summer of 1972, best remembered for the bloodshed of the Munich...

This was recorded with Vuh leader Florian Fricke & Daniel Fichelscher (Popol Vuh and Amon Duul II), & is much in the style of the great, mid 70's Vuh CDs.

Brand new, ultimate Garden Of Delight reissue of this classic, early German prog album from 1971, originally released on BASF. Pretty much universally agreed upon as a must-own classic!

"Here's a long time krautrock classic. Gila impress us with a dynamic, intense and imaginative communication between spacey rock improvisations, lengthy psych guitar solos accompanied by luminous electric organ chords. "Agression" is a cosmic krautrock jamming, strictly instrumental (as the rest of the album)...

Daniel Alluno-drums, bongos, tabla
Fritz Scheyhing-organ, Mellotron, percussion, effects
Conny Veidt-electric guitar, acoustic guitar, voice, tabla, effects
Walter Widerkehr-bass

Ultimate Garden Of Delight reissue of this classic, early German prog album from 1971, sometimes also known as ‘Free Electric Sound’ and originally released on BASF. Pretty much universally agreed upon as a must-own classic! The large 20-page booklet in LP size contains a long interview with keyboardist...

Conny Veit (guitar, vocals)
Fritz Scheyhing (keyboards)
Walter Wiederkehr (bass)
Daniel Alluno (drums)

Gila released only 2 albums in their short lifetime; their s/t 1st aka Free Electric Sound and Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee.
This is a extraordinarily valuable archival release of an excellent quality, previously unreleased, live '72 concert by the original line up of Gila, & featuring all previously unheard material in the style of their excellent, freaky, psychedelic first

At the threshold of organic sound and simulative samples stands LutzGlandien, the Berlin based composer whose multi-genre fluency in classical training and as an electronic producer make him the perfect compositional vessel for a work as quixotic as Lo...


A concert retrospective of their best work, & their final performance together. Heiner & Alfred's music is quite unique & very European. [Victo]

"A long and extraordinarily fruitful partnership started here - continuing through the Sogennantes Linksradikales Blasorchester - where Alfred and Heiner picked up Christoph Anders, the three of whom then went on to co-found Cassiber, with Chris Cutler...

"Epic early to mid-1970's instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and...

"Housed in a silver foil sleeve. Insert with liner notes by Alan Freeman (Ultima Thule / The Crack In The Cosmic Egg). 24-bit domain remaster from the original tapes. Includes a free digital download coupon."

"Epic early to mid-1970's instrumental psychedelic space-rock from the Pyramid Records archive, said to be pseudonymous after-hours studio sessions featuring the biggest names on the Krautrock scene at the time; heavy drums, jamming guitars and Hammond organ: in short, and amazing improvised...

"Gorgeous officially licensed US edition of this amazing mystical cosmic mind journey. Sergius Golowin is a Swiss author. In 1973 he got sucked into R.U. Kaiser's Cosmic Courier vortex and recorded this masterwerke. Over three long tracks Golowin provides spoken voice. The bed of music is provided by the Cosmic Jokers - Jerry Berkers, Klaus Schulze, Jurgen Dollase, Witthuser and Westrup, and Jorg Mierke. A melange of Mellotron, flutes, electric and acoustic guitars, and a variety of percussion.....

This beautiful, legit reissue includes a gatefold sleeve!
This album has an interesting history and is sort of the band's 1st and 2nd album simultaneously.
Trauma was originally recorded and released in 1970, but the band was unhappy with the work and soon after re-worked and re-recorded the album with English lyrics and a harder 'progressive hard rock' sound with nice organ and guitar work.
This album is best known for the 13' title track, which is a heavy, psychedelic mix of Guru Guru and...

This title has been out of print forever and we were lucky to find a very small quantity. Please note that these have a tiny 'promotional copy' sticker on the UPC code. Otherwise, new and perfect.

Here's what I know; these two record for the...

More than 1/3rd off the original price, now that this has found a US distributor! If you didn't pick it up before, there's no excuse not to now!

Die Mulde is the most recent release by the legendary guitarist and synthesist, although it isn't...

This is a solo album by Manuel, which was recorded in 1977, but not released until 1991. It's pretty much prime period stuff of spacey guitar and electronics. “For 2019, this is a newly remastered and carefully re-edited version of the legendary 1977 studio recording for RIAS Berlin.”

“... hardly noticed by the mainstream public, some West-Berlin musicians develop a world of sound, which later eventually became labelled as "Electronic Music". These compositions of slowly evolving soundscapes...