Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

"When Jon Leidecker phoned in early 2012 with a proposition, it seemed a little too good to be true. Jon, part of a loose-knit west coast collective of sound artists whose work I much admired, wondered if Dieter Moebius and I might be interested in meeting him in a spectacular Montana mountain studio for a week of recording, no strings attached. Moebius, always up for an adventure, didn't need much convincing either. Converging on tiny Whitefish in September of that year, our little group of five...

"When Jon Leidecker phoned in early 2012 with a proposition, it seemed a little too good to be true. Jon, part of a loose-knit west coast collective of sound artists whose work I much admired, wondered if Dieter Moebius and I might be interested in meeting him in a spectacular Montana mountain studio for a week of recording, no strings attached. Moebius, always up for an adventure, didn't need much convincing either. Converging on tiny Whitefish in September of that year, our little group of five...

"Many brightly shining planets orbit the twin central star of Cluster (Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius). To be clear: as soloists Roedelius and Moebius have long since worked with all kinds of musicians whose congenial contributions add even...

"Dieter Moebius -- half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock -- passed away in the summer of 2015. In 2016, Bureau B begins rereleasing his final four solo albums, starting with his 1999 album Blotch. Moebius's most famous collaboration is, of course, the "long-term project" Cluster with Hans-Joachim Roedelius, which existed from 1969 until 2010 (with some lengthy breaks). The duo existed in changing formations involving such legendary colleagues as Conny Plank, Michael...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"If Dieter Moebius' previous album Kram was an irreverent mélange of bright synthetic textures, 2011's Ding might be considered Moebi's industrial album. There is a cyclical, mechanical feel to many of the pieces here...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"If Dieter Moebius' previous album Kram was an irreverent mélange of bright synthetic textures, 2011's Ding might be considered Moebi's industrial album. There is a cyclical, mechanical feel to many of the pieces here...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"Recorded in 2008, Kram's playfully disjointed rhythms and shiny plastic surfaces give us just a glimpse perhaps of Moebi's own state of mind -- content, at ease, and happy to be working on music. With small mobile...

"Dieter Moebius - one half of the legendary duo Cluster and the godfather of electronic krautrock - passed away in the summer of 2015. Bureau B are reissuing his final four solo albums. Following on from Blotch and Nurton, reissued in 2016, Kram and Ding now complete the quartet."

"Recorded in 2008, Kram's playfully disjointed rhythms and shiny plastic surfaces give us just a glimpse perhaps of Moebi's own state of mind -- content, at ease, and happy to be working on music. With small mobile...

"On the second album of his late solo work, 2006's Nurton, krautrock legend Dieter Moebius (1944-2015) searches for flaws and uses them as a creative impulse. As usual, he blithely ignores any mainstream expectations. In science, an experiment is defined as an attempt to methodically gain information by systematically varying parameters. The results then confirm or refute the hypothesis or the model of the experiment. In art, however, confirmation is not of interest. Far more exciting are the flaws. They...

“This album is a continuation of Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Cluster, Harmonia) and Christoph H. Muellers collaborative efforts. The pair released their debut album IMAGORI on Groenland Records in 2015. It didnt have such a driving sound, which goes to show how Roedelius, who is now 83 years old, is picking up the pace as he ages. In Christoph M. Mueller, who gained fame through groups like Gotan Project, he has found the perfect partner, one whose musicality is in no way inferior to Roedelius and who...

"Strangely named after a pipe tobacco, the Berlin group Murphy Blend were always quite a mystery. They were also a rarity in early German rock, as they combined the psychedelic Krautrock sound with heavy rock, blues and classical musics. Their music...

"Legit vinyl reissue of this 1971 Krautrock album, recorded in Köln and issued on Bacillus at the time. A couple of tracks like the massive 13-minute opening "Dirty Yellow Mist" and "The Executioner" reveal the secrets of early 70s psych/rock as well as anything to be named, w/ monotonous, spacey riffing grinding into the third mind zone. "My Solid Ground's first and only record presented the full atmosphere of psychedelia -- sometimes aggressive, sometimes melancholy. Superb guitars, hypnotical voices....

"Brilliant German Krautrock Underground band, famous for the collectors because of their 1971 Bacillus album. This CD contains 4 unreleased tracks from 1971 (19 minutes) recorded at a broadcast session for SWF radio. Those songs are in the vein of the...



First release by this long lived German band who may even still be active today (I can not begin to imagine how bad their records are these days if they are still at it, but nonetheless, they may still be doing it). But this early work, from 1971, and ...

First release by this long lived German band who may even still be active today (I can not begin to imagine how bad their records are these days if they are still at it, but nonetheless, they may still be doing it). But this early work, from 1971, and ...

"Quasar was recorded in 1980, a completely harmonious blend of groove, analog synthie work and Krautrock. Similar to the former combatants Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze, Kaske had found his way. A successful way until today. "Quasar" appeared on the...

"Meditation bells and gongs from Japan, India, China and Tibet, where these instruments are often used to stun the mind and capture awareness in meditation, create the matrix from which this music has developed. Arranged and orchestrated by chief...

"A major work of electronic avant-garde -- high quality deep esoterica of the weird and spooky kind."-Alan Freeman

Lost-in-time kosmische/kraut/avant-garde artifact produced by Toby Robinson, aka The Mad Twiddler, circa 1975 for his private Pyramid label. Tolkien-inspired dark ambient soundscapes with spooky/ritualistic atmosphere, treated percussions, gongs and guitars, trippy Hammond and Mini-Moog, tape loops, weird noises, and drones...
File under dark ambient, proto-industrial, kraut...

"A major work of electronic avant-garde -- high quality deep esoterica of the weird and spooky kind."-Alan Freeman

Lost-in-time kosmische/kraut/avant-garde artifact produced by Toby Robinson, aka The Mad Twiddler, circa 1975 for his private Pyramid label. Tolkien-inspired dark ambient soundscapes with spooky/ritualistic atmosphere, treated percussions, gongs and guitars, trippy Hammond and Mini-Moog, tape loops, weird noises, and drones...
File under dark ambient, proto-industrial, kraut...

Famous for their eponymous album which is sought-after by collectors World-wide, Necronomicon came from Aachen, a city near the borders with the Netherlands and Belgium. They adapted the name Necronomicon from an H.P. Lovecraft novel and built up a spe...

“Surprised the hell out of me. If (like me) you really liked the vaguely Zeuhl-ish experimental rock tracks from the first two Nekropolis albums but weren't too keen on the more ambient tracks, this'll be right up your alley. The brunt of this sounds like a combination of Red-era KC and the 80s KC that still kept things a bit chaotic and dissonant (i.e. Neurotica), albeit totally instrumental.”-rateyourmusic

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

The third and last motorik classic by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics...

The third and last motorik classic by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics...

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

"There were three great beats in the 70 s: Fela Kuti s Afrobeat, James Brown s Funk, and Klaus Dinger's NEU!"-Brian Eno

"NEU! 86 was recorded and mixed between October 1985 and April 1986 at Grandfunk Studio, Düsseldorf, Germany, Dinerland...

All 3 motorik classics by this fabulous German duo of Klaus Dinger & Michael Rother (both fresh from their short stint in Kraftwerk 1971). Guitars, bass, simple electronics & drumming all combine into stunning trance classics. Nicely & newly remastered...

Two musicians from the glory days of Tangerine Dream meet up and capture some of the old magic, but not in a retro way.

“Neuland started the way many long overdue projects do: with Paul Haslinger and Peter Baumann asking themselves, "Why isn't there anything out there like this?" In their case, that meant a deeply immersive debut album that's respectful of their roots in Tangerine Dream but exists on it's own astral plane.
Far more restless than most ambient records, the pair's self-titled...

Two musicians from the glory days of Tangerine Dream meet up and capture some of the old magic, but not in a retro way.

“Neuland started the way many long overdue projects do: with Paul Haslinger and Peter Baumann asking themselves, "Why isn't there anything out there like this?" In their case, that meant a deeply immersive debut album that's respectful of their roots in Tangerine Dream but exists on it's own astral plane.
Far more restless than most ambient records, the pair's self-titled...

Two musicians from the glory days of Tangerine Dream meet up and capture some of the old magic, but not in a retro way.

“Neuland started the way many long overdue projects do: with Paul Haslinger and Peter Baumann asking themselves, "Why isn't there anything out there like this?" In their case, that meant a deeply immersive debut album that's respectful of their roots in Tangerine Dream but exists on it's own astral plane.
Far more restless than most ambient records, the pair's self-titled...

"Mani Neumeier has been at the helm of Germany's legendary Krautrock group Guru Guru for over 35 years and for 20 of those years he's been working on Sketches, his first solo album. Sketches is an absolutely sacred collage of rare field recordings...

"A damn good one-million-euro question: Who was the first German musician to have his likeness displayed at the Tokyo Wax Museum? Answer: Mani Neumeier, founder and drummer of the legendary Krautrock band Guru Guru. And how come? Simple: The Japanese...

Niagra released 3 albums (two on United Artists) in Germany in the heady early Krautrock days. The first album is a all percussion album (that's all percussion, not all drum solos). The second album adds other musicians/instruments as does the third...

"One of the killer albums from the German underground. Nosferatu has always been a big ticket item on the collector's scene and with good reason. Raw, high energy outbursts of organ, guitar, flute and sax - it is a mix of progressive and hard rock...

"One of the killer albums from the German underground. Nosferatu has always been a big ticket item on the collector's scene and with good reason. Raw, high energy outbursts of organ, guitar, flute and sax - it is a mix of progressive and hard rock that is perfect for its time. A ripper from beginning to end."-Ken Golden

"Amongst the most obscure of Krautrock bands, due to being so early and on an unlikely label. In their early days they were fronted by guitarist/vocalist Michael Winzkowski (who...

"The second album of German band Octopus. A strong prog rock album with long solos on keyboards and guitar. The Mediterranean lyrics make this CD almost a concept album. Originally released in 1978. Released on cd for the very first time."

The German/Dutch band Odin are best known for their one release on German Vertigo. This is an interesting release of mostly cover tunes (Neil Young! Frank Zappa, King Crimson) from early in their career. More than decent sound considering the age of the recordings, but definitely on the 'good bootleg' side of sonics.

"This live concert is an impressive documentation of Odin, captured at the birth of the band’s search for its individual identity. The four musicians had agreed to cast in their lots..

"Odin, like Nektar was a British band residing in Germany. While Nektar received some success (especially the United States when Passport Records showed an interest in their music), Odin simply released one album, disappeared, and has pretty much been...

"Second album from this overlooked band. Os Mundi was considered the first rock band from Berlin with lots of members moving in and out of the band. 43 Minuten marked a departure from their debut "A Latin Mass", finding the band with a stronger jazz...

All previously unreleased recordings!
"Os Mundi from Berlin became known because of their two LPs on Metronome and Brain. In 1975, when they had almost reached the period of breaking up, their guitarist Udo Arndt was doing a practical training in...

This is the sixth and seventh albums by this German folk rock band, complete and on CD for the very first time.
"Ougenweide is a Teutonic musical formation who born at the beginning of the 70’s. Their music consists of “pastoral” folk rock...

"A new studio album from legendary German medieval prog-rock outfit Ougenweide. While countless Ougenweide epigones have sprung up out of the ground like mushrooms over the past decade, the originals took the same length of time to prepare their new...

Ougenweide are a now forgotten German folk-rock with medieval influences. As someone very perceptively put it on the avant-progressive list, "...some lovely extended cuts which almost crossed over into jazz land. Kind of like a cross between Gryphon (f...

This is the fifth album by this German folk rock band, which was originally a double live album and which all fits here on CD and is released on CD for the very first time...

Classic third and final (and best!) album by this German band, who released this one in 1972.

"Existing for ten years or so, Out Of Focus were amongst the finest of German rock fusion bands. Formed in late 1968 in Munich, they rapidly...

Classic third and final (and best!) album by this German band, who released this one in 1972.

"Existing for ten years or so, Out Of Focus were amongst the finest of German rock fusion bands. Formed in late 1968 in Munich, they rapidly...

Classic second album by this early German band, who released this one in 1971.

"The second, self-titled album is a bit more diverse - the first track is fast, saxophone and organ dominated, relating to the first album, while "It's Your Life"...