Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

"Harald Grosskopf played drums on the early Klaus Schulze albums and recorded thirteen albums with Ash Ra Tempel. His solo works, 1980's Synthesist and 1986's Oceanheart, are outstanding releases of the German electronic music scene.
Eberhard Kranemann studied music at the Dortmund Conservatory and art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He co-founded the electronic bands Kraftwerk, NEU!, Pissoff, and released albums under the pseudonym Fritz Müller.
Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann...

"Harald Grosskopf played drums on the early Klaus Schulze albums and recorded thirteen albums with Ash Ra Tempel. His solo works, 1980's Synthesist and 1986's Oceanheart, are outstanding releases of the German electronic music scene.
Eberhard Kranemann studied music at the Dortmund Conservatory and art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. He co-founded the electronic bands Kraftwerk, NEU!, Pissoff, and released albums under the pseudonym Fritz Müller.
Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann...

Ultra-rare lost psychedelic Kraut-folk from 1979. First time on CD and LP. Taken from the original master tapes. "Gulaab" means "rose" in the Nepalese language. Gulaab is a German virtuoso on the acoustic guitar who served three years as an after...

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio c...

An excellent sounding period recording from their 10/25/70 performance at the Essen Pop & Blues Festival. This is just after their great 1st album UFO was released, and captures them at an early, heady peak; imagine the furthest out that a power trio could've gone at this time and with the equipment available, and you have Guru Guru as heard here.
This is by the original trio: Ax Genrich, Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte. Magnificent!

One of the greatest power trios ever, this is the even crazier second release of early 1970's style hard rock/progressive/psychedelic madness by Ax Genrich-guitar/vocals, Uli Trepte-bass/vocals & Mani Neumeier-drums/vocals.
Like your favorite Cream record with it's brain destroyed by LSD. Contains the classic "Bo Diddley". Highly recommended!

Even crazier second release of monster power trio, early 1970's style hard rock/progressive/psychedelic madness by Ax Genrich-guitar/vocals, Uli Trepte-bass/vocals & Mani Neumeier-drums/vocals. Like your favorite Cream record with it's brain destroyed...

Well, here's a title that tells you exactly what you are getting. Two shows - on DVD and CD - by the legendary and long-lived Guru Guru, recorded nearly 30 years apart.

"In 1976, with six albums and eight years after being founded the German Krautrock legend Guru Guru was the first German band to be invited to play at Rockpalast. Guru Guru with their outstanding drummer Mani Neumeier have always been considered the perfect hippie band. Every festival of alternative music from Burg Herzberg to...

“When Guru Guru was founded in 1968 in the year of the student revolt, everyone would have reaped a weary smile that would have predicted that Guru Guru would still exist after 50 years, or have played a decisive role in shaping the music scene during that time.
Today, Guru Guru is one of the longest-serving bands on the planet, along with the Rolling Stones, and Mani Neumeier and his gurus stand for rock music that has survived all trends and fashions and that still goes beyond borders today. That...

Really good (not professional, but genuinely very good) quality live album recorded November 4, 1972. This is recorded just after the band's peak, as Ulli Trepte has left and Bruno Schaab (a fine player) is his replacement here, but the repertoire is still all taken from the 1st 3 albums, with really long versions of Oxymoron, Baby Cake Walk and Ooga Booga. Ax Genrich and Mani Neumeier play great as always. Not as essential as they once were, as this feels a little tentative, but it's still a great...

This is Uli Trepte and Mani Neumeier, fresh from their years backing Irene Schweizer, making the transition from free jazz to free rock and finding themselves before they dropped the Groove Band part, settled on a guitarist and became Guru Guru.
This is historically fascinating, but please note it is of bootleg sound quality.

"This newly discovered gem documenting the inception of Krautrock finally sees the light of day courtesy of Guru Guru founding member of Mani Neumeier...

This is something a bit special as original Guru Guru members guitarist Ax Genrich and drummer Mani Neumeier with Guy Segers, the monster bassist from mid-period Univers Zero! While you won't necessarily be confused into thinking that this is UFO...

This is something a bit special as original Guru Guru members guitarist Ax Genrich and drummer Mani Neumeier with Guy Segers, the monster bassist from mid-period Univers Zero! While you won't necessarily be confused into thinking that this is UFO...

"The notion that Jochen Irmler and Gudrun Gut would one day merge the best of their two worlds was never quite to be expected. We hear Irmler's meandering, wistfully psychedelic organ sound, seeming to come from a different era. And we hear Gut's...

"First official CD-release of mysterious one-off project, co-led by 3 US expatriots living in Munich, Germany: Keyboardist Jimmy Jackson, drummer George Green and Guitarist William Powell. Major point of interest for most progressive and psychedelic...

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's extremely rare live album Anecdote, recorded in 1987. Anecdote was recorded live June 12th, 1987 at Spiral Garden (Wacoal Art Center) in Aoyama (Tokyo) as part of the Eat Newsic Concert No.3. Motohiko Hamase on electric fretless bass, synthesizers, and computer programming, is accompanied by frequent collaborators Toshio Kaji on acoustic piano and synthesizers, and Yasunori Yamaguchi (of #Notes of Forestry fame) on acoustic percussions.
The three-man band....

“The official reissue of Motohiko Hamase's extremely rare live album Anecdote, recorded in 1987. Anecdote was recorded live June 12th, 1987 at Spiral Garden (Wacoal Art Center) in Aoyama (Tokyo) as part of the Eat Newsic Concert No.3. Motohiko Hamase on electric fretless bass, synthesizers, and computer programming, is accompanied by frequent collaborators Toshio Kaji on acoustic piano and synthesizers, and Yasunori Yamaguchi (of #Notes of Forestry fame) on acoustic percussions.
The three-man band....

Finally! A reasonably priced issue of one of the all-time classic, classic Krautrock albums! After two albums, guitarist Michael Rother left Neu! & joined forces with the electronic duo Cluster (Hans Joachim Roedelius & Didier Moebius). Fantastic, Brain-licensed, mastertape sourced edition of this classic, classic, classic Krautrock album. The 2nd of two by guitarist Michael Rother & synthesists Hans Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius. It includes drummer Mani Neumeier (from Guru Guru) on a bunch of the...

After two albums, guitarist Michael Rother left Neu! & joined forces with the electronic duo Cluster (Hans Joachim Roedelius & Didier Moebius). Fantastic, mastertape sourced vinyl edition of this classic, classic, classic Krautrock album.
The 2nd of two by guitarist Michael Rother & synthesists Hans Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius. It includes drummer Mani Neumeier (from Guru Guru) on a bunch of the tracks, & has a more spacey/trippy feel than the first album, & even includes some extremely cool...

So, Harmonia put out this sexy, vinyl-only box set of all their work and included the box included a vinyl release of never-before heard studio material.
But until now, you had to either get it in the vinyl box or you could buy it as a cassette (as CASSETTE? I know it was recorded in 1975, but did they have sell it like it was 1975?).
FINALLY you can buy it on CD and it’s really great!
This album consists of two unearthed live recordings, capturing the Deluxe-era incarnation of the group...

This is simply an unbelievable find and has to qualify for archival release of the year!
After two albums, guitarist Michael Rother left Neu! & joined forces with the electronic duo Cluster (Hans Joachim Roedelius & Didier Moebius) in the mid 1970s. They made two brilliant albums that combined Rother's melodic sense with the early, home-made electronic king-klang of Cluster, were generally ignored at the time. Eventually the musicians kinda gave up on the whole starvation thing and moved onto other....

“It's a strange betweenworld, bookended by sleep and the jolt of being wide awake in a place where you wonder how you got there. You know the feeling' It seems familiar but the colours are, well, unreal. In a high-ceilinged room, a grand piano plays lush melodies as, meanwhile, somewhere, an Alice In Wonderland clock ticks, cellos are bowed, a swarm of something vibrates and the hallucinatory crowd around Rosemary's Baby babble. An echoey electronic hum builds and falls like a 50s refrigerator passed...

“Hoelderlin were one of the leading representatives of "Krautrock", this independent rock music, primarily of West German bands, at the end of the '60s, beginning of the '70s. Hoelderlin began their career in 1972 with the release of their album "Hölderlins Traum" on the Pilz label of the journalist and "Krautrock" pioneer Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser. The Wuppertal musicians mixed folk with progressive rock and psychedelic elements and used classical instruments such as viola, cello and flute. The group's...

Wolf Dieter Strunz (organ, piano), Jochen Petersen (guitars, alto/tenor saxes, flute, clarinet, vocals), Manfred Schulz (guitar, vocals), Wolfgang Kracht (bass, vocals), Lorenz Köhler (vocals), Bernd Schröder (drums, percussion).

One and done German underground rock band from early 1971, with some jazz/rock band overtones & wonderful electric saxes that will make you smile if you love David Jackson in early VDGG, especially when the Hammond organ kicks in!

It was originally released on...

“Lothar Jahn’s "February '75” single was released by the German label Sound Records in 1977. It was a very unusual record, somewhere between psychedelic, folk, and Krautrock. It was reviewed thus on Discogs: “A mysterious journey through Cosmic Psych Folk Kraut, whatever you may call it. Fantastic, from beginning to end. Another Kraut on 45 milestone.” The newly recorded album, “Dreams of ’75,” is an extended riff on the original single, taking that smaller vision as a starting point and then launching...

The second album by one of the two "Jane's" out there making music. Theirs is a odd, very 'rock 'n' roll' tale, but many years ago, Jane split into two bands, one led by Peter Panka and the other led by Klaus Hess. This is by the one led by Peter Panka...

An extremely rare 1974 jazz/rock album featuring saxes, keyboards, guitar, bass and drums that I had never even heard of before. In addition to the original album, almost 40' of unreleased live stuff has been added in. The live stuff is only of pretty....

"In 1973 singer Joy had already quit the group and Ken Traylor had joined instead. As Joy Unlimited consisted of highly talented and accepted musicians, they were offered an appointment for another ballet work, this time at the Mannheim...

"In 1973 singer Joy had already quit the group and Ken Traylor had joined instead. As Joy Unlimited consisted of highly talented and accepted musicians, they were offered an appointment for another ballet work, this time at the Mannheim Nationaltheater...

Their second album Schmetterlinge" (Butterfly) was an odd album for the Pilz label, originally released in 1971, a complex and ambitious conceptual rock ballet suite performed by a larger much more multi-instrumental ensemble. It ran a wide gamut of st...

Until their “SWF Sessions” CD release, Jud’s Gallery were an excellent, unknown and forgotten band of the early 70s. This is the first time their two sole recordings (both for SWF radio) have been released on vinyl.

“Jud's Gallery recorded nine long tracks over two studio sessions in 1972 and 1974. Excellent intelligent progressive krautrock, drenched in occasional classic and heavy blues rock. These songs have been digitally remastered from the original tape to perfect studio quality. Jud's...

A legitimate reissue of this great spacey, psychedelic album from 1972. A duo perform, & the final result is lots of guitars, flute, electric piano and old synthesizers & percussion plus some additional instrumentation, & lots of creepy spoken recitati...

The Picture Disc edition comes now without bonus tracks but with an insert of 8 pages and is also limited to 1000 hand-numbered copies.
A legitimate reissue of this great spacey, psychedelic album from 1972. A duo perform, & the final result is lots of guitars, flute, electric piano and old synthesizers & percussion plus some additional instrumentation, & lots of creepy spoken recitation. This is a CLASSIC!

"Kalacakra's blend of mantras, blues, folk and stoned psychedelia gained Crawling To.

"An Evolutionary Music (Original Recordings: 1972 - 1979) compiles unreleased recordings from the archives of multiversal artist Ariel Kalma. Concerned as much with musicality as spiritual facility, Kalma's work vibrates aside fellow travelers along the great rainbow in curved air of the 1970s avant-garde.

Ariel Kalma's boundary-blurring electronic music is heard here in radiant detail across a selection of work spanning his early free-jazz and spoken word trips to his infinite modular...

This is the third release I’ve heard from this great, young jazz/prog/psych band from Munich, Germany and all have been total winners and this continues their winning streak! The label calls this an ‘EP’, but it’s over 35’ long...
For fans of Canterbury/Krautrock stylings (say, Eiliff) with psych / ethnic touches (say, Embryo) and beyond. Recommended.

“Five young guys from Munich. Skilled and tight on their instruments and deeply rooted in the heritage of all kind of wild forms of jazz...

Long time Waysiders will remember us carrying (and selling!) a lot of these back when it was originally released on lp-only in 1986. It was a really good one then and it's still a really good one now.

Synthesist Bernd Kistenmacher seemingly came out of nowhere in 1986 with this album of Berlin- style electronic music that was basically the best thing that Klaus Schulze never made.

"It was Klaus Schulze's 1976 album Moondawn that altered the trajectory of Bernd Kistenmacher's life when he.

Long time Waysiders will remember us carrying (and selling!) a lot of these back when it was originally released on lp-only in 1987. It was a really good one then and it's still a really good one now.

Synthesist Bernd Kistenmacher seemingly came out of nowhere in 1986 with his first album, Head-Visions, a fine 70s-style album of Berlin-style electronic music that was basically the best thing that Klaus Schulze never made.

This was released one year later and was his nearly as excellent...

This is kind of an amazing thing. This is previously unreleased recordings in extremely good sound, considering its rarity and age, from 1971. I was talking to Ken Golden about the early German stuff and whether or not you like it or hate it, we both...

"The official Konrad Schnitzler discography lists Eruption, released in 1971, under the title Schwarz, as the first Schnitzler album. In actual fact, Eruption is the third and final LP by the group Kluster, following Klopfzeichen and Zwei Osterei...

"Imagine finding a message in a bottle, forty years after it was dispatched. That is what it feels like when you listen to Kluster's Klopfzeichen for the first time, mysterious, hard to decipher, a relic of a time long since passed. The handwriting...

5{us track and released in a limited edition of 450. "Originally released by Schwann, 1971. In limited edition miniature plastic LP cover with a multi fold-out repro of original album insert. Includes additional track by Schnitzler, Seidel...

This is kind of an amazing thing. This is a previously unreleased live tape in extremely good sound, considering its rarity and age, from 1971 in Wuppertal, Germany. I was talking to Ken Golden about the early German stuff and whether or not you like...

"Zwei Osterei is the second half of a recording session which took place on a single day in November 1970. Klopfzeichen is the first part. Yet the uncompromising Zwei Osterei surpasses the earlier Klopfzeichen album by some distance in terms of its...

Includes a bonus track and released in a limited edition of 450. "Originally released by Schwann, 1971. In limited edition miniature plastic LP cover with a multi fold-out repro of original album insert. Includes additional track by Schnitzler, Seidel...

Roland Kovac-piano, Brian Auger-organ (!), Siggi Schwabb-guitar, Peter Trunk (Passport)-bass and Keith Forsey-drums.

Recorded in 1972, this is very good, fusion/jazzy/jammy type stuff, maybe comparable to Embryo's two Brain albums, with some really great and surprisingly outside organ work by Auguer.

"Roland Kovac New Set was the name of a group of Munich studio musicians who recorded several lps of instrumental music on the Selected Sound label from Hamburg. The 2nd and 3rd (this) of...

New 2010 album by this much loved and long-lived German band, now consisting of the trio of, Hellmut Hattler / bass, Jan Fride / drums, Peter Wolbrandt / guitar, synthesizer, vocals. After surprising everyone by coming back with an excellent live album...

I saw Kraan for the first times at festivals in 2003 and 2004; in other words just a little before this recording. After many years of being apart, this unique German progressive band (not Krautrock, not symphonic rock, very recognizable) showed a truly renewed and invigorated presence and spirit, which you can hear here!

“Great concert recording (2005) of the legendary (fusion) rock formation KRAAN featuring HATTLER, WOLBRANDT, BISCHOF & FRIDE from the Finkenbach Festival. This live album will...

This has been out of print for about five years; we found some languishing in a CD warehouse being converted into a new high-end restaurant (that's where the money is now, you know), and this is definitely your last chance to pick this up at...

An excellent live recording including a full length version of their ‘novelty hit’ ‘Autobahn’ as well as live versions of tracks from Kraftwerk 2 and Ralf & Florian.

Ralf Hütter - organ, effects
Klaus Dinger - drums
Florian Schneider-Esleben - flute, effects

Very, very good mono sound!

"This early live performance, in Soest, Germany in Winter 1970, broadcast on WDR-TV displays the band in superb form. Arguably, the future of electronic music, trance, techno, ambient -- started right here."