Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

Classic first album by this early German band, who released this one in 1970.

"Formed in Munich, late 1968, Out Of Focus was an excellent band, transceding musical boundaries. They made three albums for Kuckuck - all are absolutely brilliant...

Classic first album by this early German band, who released this one in 1970.

"Formed in Munich, late 1968, Out Of Focus was an excellent band, transceding musical boundaries. They made three albums for Kuckuck - all are absolutely brilliant...

"P2O5, founded in Wendelstein near Nuremberg in 1970, released their only LP in 1978 on the Brutkasten label which is today in high demand. There is to be heard hard rock with progressive elements and English lyrics. The Brutkasten studio was only...

"Pancake from Winnenden near Stuttgart in Suabia emerged from their psychedelic predecessor Nyrvana Pancake in 1974 and now played progressive rock with clear symphonic tendencies. With changing members they released three LPs with self-written tracks...

"Panko from West Berlin - not to be confused with the much later GDR band Pankow - are somewhat reminiscent of Xhol Caravan or the early Embryo. They mostly presented long jazzy instrumental passages dominated by the transverse flute and alto saxophone, temporarily interrupted by mainly English vocals and some follies.

The band existed from the late sixties until the end of 1972. During their lifetime, the group didn't release anything, although they would have had the potential to do so....

"Sula Bassana and Komet Lulu from Electric Moon, all the guys from Papir and Mogens Deenfort from Øresund Space Collective met the second time - to play their first and exclusive live show together: The Papermoon Sessions live at Roadburn 2014....

Fifth album by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay on the German scene, contributes saxes, some cool, early Moog sequence...

"Klaus Doldinger celebrated his silver anniversary (25 years) as a recorded artist with the Doldinger Jubilee. It worked so well, that he decided to do it again in 1975. The concept is simple, he stages a concert featuring his band, Passport, and adds...

This 1974 album features Klaus Doldinger and Passport with special guests like: Brian Auger, Johnny Griffin (!), Alexis Korner, Volker Kriegel, etc. This is only in print as a mini-lp sleeve from Japan, which you can get from us while we have them or...

Sixth and last really good album (all you fans of Earthborn and Blue Tattoo are welcome to write me a nastygram if you like) by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that)...

This set features the five great albums that this early German jazz/rock/progressive band released between 1972 and 1976. The albums are: Passport (aka Doldinger), Hand Made, Looking Thru, Cross-Collateral and Infinity Machine. As far as I am concerned...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

Second album, originally released in 1972, and one of the hardest to find on CD, by this popular and good fusion band of the early to mid 70's (well, they went on longer, but we won't talk about that). The leader, Klaus Doldinger, a longtime mainstay...

"Amongst the most legendary of Austrian underground bands, but with a virtually undocumented history, Paternoster originated from Vienna, and existed for only two years in the early-70's, disbanding after the release of just one album. Paternoster were...

"Reissue of Paternoster's self-titled album, originally released in 1972. Not every kraut album comes from a German band. Brainticket were in fact Swiss with a Belgian mastermind, for example. Paternoster on the other hand, who play an organ-driven solemn progressive rock with a heavy edge, come from Austria and really enlighten the heart of all fans of dark and often morbid rock music. It might be a good idea to overhear the pronunciation and the whole lyrics and take the vocals as another instrument...

1972 first release by this German Bacillus band, featuring lots of great heavy organ and guitar work, vocals, bass and drums, as well as touches from violin, flute and mellotron.

"Marburg saw a unique combination of psychedelic and progressive sounds, complex and lyrical, with subtle classical touches handled in a manner rivalling the best Italian releases of the era. A unique touch was the two lead vocalists, each with a distinctly different style..."-The Crack In The Cosmic Egg

1972 first release by this German Bacillus band, featuring lots of great heavy organ and guitar work, vocals, bass and drums, as well as touches from violin, flute and mellotron. "Marburg saw a unique combination of psychedelic and progressive sounds, ...

Krautrock fans will know engineer and musician Conny's name for a string of amazing work for bands like Neu!, Kraftwerk, DAF, Michael Rother, etc. etc. This is a fine sampling of his work and also includes a full CD of a previously unreleased live...

2004 edition in digipack of Popol Vuh's 15th album, and their last really good one, featuring a great lineup of Florian Fricke, Daniel Fichelscher, Conny Veit & Renaute Knaup. "'Circledance' is an unreleased track with some rock guitar sound with drums...

One of serveral soundtracks Florian Fricke composed for the films of Werner Herzog. Includes two bonus tracks, which add almost 10' to the playing time. "Perhaps the archetypal Popol Vuh record:instrumental waves of sound pools, made up of Fichelscher'...

2005 edition in digi-pack. Originally released in 1979. Features Florian Fricke: piano, vocals; Daniel Fichelsccher: guitars, percussion; Djong Yun: vocal; Renate Knaup: vocal; Susan Goetting: oboe and Al Gromer: sitar. This is getting a little towards...

Nice digipack reissue of Popol Vuh's fifth album which includes a booklet of photos and more. They are not remastered, but they sonically equal the High Tide version, which were the definitive versions, beating the crap out of the not very well done Sp...

Perhaps the archetypal Popol Vuh record:instrumental waves of sound pools, made up of Fichelscher's hypnotizingguitar, Fricke's rhythmically stunning piano, and crashing percussion, allperformed in a meditative, sacred-minded atmosphere of elevatedcons...

3rd and 16th albums. The 3nd album, from 1973 is the beginning of a LONG line of classic trance-inducing, spacey, acoustic discs. [High Tide]

2006 edition in digi-pack. One of the last of the great Popol Vuh albums, this includes a previously unreleased bonus track. "Recorded in 1980 and produced by Klaus Schulze, Sei Still, Wisse ICH BIN (Is quiet, knows I AM) is one of Popol Vuh's sacred m...

A progressive rock band with symphonic touches from Karlsruhe, Germany, featuring vocals, guitar, organ/electric piano/synths, bass & drums. This was recorded in 1975, & this this reissue includes 8 bonus tracks, including some funny covers of late...

"An obscure heavy rock band from Ulm, later featuring Helmut Binzer of Metropolis. Little else is known about them. Prof. Wolfff had an aggressive heavy rock style with lots of psychedelic and progressive touches, fronted by guitars and organ, typical...

Originally released by Garden of Delights, this is what Garden of Delights do, which is finding completely unknown German rarities and reissuing them in the best possible manner. For vinyl, it came out on the equally well curated Long Hair label!
Prosper were a dual guitar, Fender Rhodes/mellotron/mini-Moog, bass and drums progressive band. The keyboards give it a jazzier/fusion touch.
At its best, this has some great guitarwork and a fusion underpinning. At its worst? Well, the vocals ain't so..

"Antworten (meaning: answer) is the third installment in a trilogy of Qluster music, following on from the Fragen (meaning: question) and Rufen (BB 075CD/LP) studio albums. The fact that the music on Antworten was created before Rufen and Fragen were...

"Antworten (meaning: answer) is the third installment in a trilogy of Qluster music, following on from the Fragen (meaning: question) and Rufen (BB 075CD/LP) studio albums. The fact that the music on Antworten was created before Rufen and Fragen were...

"The third incarnation of the legendary krautrock project Kluster/Cluster expands its audience with the contemplative, mature, and intelligent electronic music of Echtzeit. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock, and Armin Metz are Qluster, founded under the name of Kluster in 1969 by Roedelius, Dieter Moebius, and Conrad Schnitzler. Kluster were responsible for two milestones of electronic music. Schnitzler quit the band two years later, leaving Roedelius and Moebius to carry on as Cluster. When the duo....

"Kluster -- Cluster -- and now Qluster. Fragen documents the extraordinary shedding of skin of one of the most important German electronic groups. Hans-Joachim Roedelius was there from the beginning (1969), with Onnen Bock taking the place of Dieter...

"Kluster (1969) metamorphosed into Cluster (1971) and Cluster became Qluster (2011). In a period spanning over 40 years, Hans-Joachim Roedelius was a driving force behind this unique transformation. Now, as Qluster, he has recorded together with Onnen...

"Kluster (1969) metamorphosed into Cluster (1971) and Cluster became Qluster (2011). In a period spanning over 40 years, Hans-Joachim Roedelius was a driving force behind this unique transformation. Now, as Qluster, he has recorded together with Onnen...

"The artists:
Hans-Joachim Roedelius (piano)
Onnen Bock (piano)
Armin Metz (piano)

The music: minimalist, spherical sounds by three grand pianos. Introverted, minimalist "classical" music has reached full bloom as devotees of the.

Ulrich Schnauss is a current member of Tangerine Dream!
"Synthwaves pays homage to the masters of the past, yet it feels fresh and enchanting. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. During two intense weeks in Berlin, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss locked themselves in a studio full of vintage synthesizers, analog sequencers, and drum machines, and the result is a gorgeous set...

Ulrich Schnauss is a current member of Tangerine Dream!
"Synthwaves pays homage to the masters of the past, yet it feels fresh and enchanting. Crisp, interlocking patterns are modulated and mutated with mathematical precision into eight pieces of pristine, post-kosmische sounds to float away to. During two intense weeks in Berlin, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss locked themselves in a studio full of vintage synthesizers, analog sequencers, and drum machines, and the result is a gorgeous set...

Interestingly enough, this release is a soundtrack to a documentary. There are 4 long-ish tracks (short by their standards, but still) and a bunch of very short tracks. But it still sounds like them!

"Artistic director Chris Zelov was in the...

In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs in simple, flat packaging.

"For our headline appearance at the E-Live festival in Eindhoven we planned material designed to reflect every aspect of the band, from more composed material to pure improvisation. This release contains the entire set, and ranges from a...

Recorded at the Night & Day, Manchester March 14, 2004 (Tracks 1-4) and The Boardwalk, Sheffield November 17, 2006 (Tracks 5 & 6).
Special Guests:
Martin Archer : Reeds (Tracks 5 & 6)
Damo Suzuki : Vocals
Jay Taylor : Guitar (Tracks 1-4)
Jonny Williams : Guitar (Tracks 5 & 6)

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar...

Mixed & edited from concerts recorded at the Y-Theater, Leicster, September 1, 2007 & at Orion Sound Studios, Baltimore, November 18, 2007
Special Guests:
Martin Archer : Reeds, Wind Synth (Leicester)
Cyndee Lee Rule : Electric Violin (Baltimore)
Premik Russell Tubbs : Reeds, Wind Synth (Baltimore)

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton

Recorded at The Gatherings, St. Mary's Church, November 17, 2007 (part one)

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various configurations since they were 16 year old students in the 70's and formed R.M.I. in 1993.

In addition to their many 'regular' albums, RMI have also....

In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs in simple, flat packaging.

Recorded at The Cherubini Center, Burlington, NJ 16th April 2010 for the Gagliarchives Radioshow.

Is RMI the most prolific band in the world? They might be. And they keep releasing great work. In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs in simple, flat packaging.

Recorded at The Gatherings, St Mary's Church, Philadelphia, PA 18th April 2010.

In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs in simple, flat packaging.

"If you're at all familiar with our output, you'll have noticed that we sometimes release companion sets shortly after a title is published. Well,here's another one. Sessions began in late 2005 for what became Rain Falls In Grey Far away, and....

Recorded at The Greenhouse, Stockport, December, 2011.

Radio Massacre International is a unbelievably prolific British trio of Steve Dinsdale (keyboards, electronics, drums), Duncan Goddard (keyboards, electronics, bass) and Gary Houghton (guitar, synthesizers). These three musicians have worked together in various configurations since they were 16 year old students in the 70's and formed R.M.I. in 1993.

In addition to their many 'regular' albums, RMI have also released a number of very...

Recorded at The Greenhouse, Stockport, December, 2011.

Is RMI the most prolific band in the world? They might be. And they shockingly keep releasing great work. In addition to their many albums, RMI have also released a number of very limited edition CDRs. The musical and sound quality of these releases is excellent; as good as their regular releases, but do remember that these are CDRs in simple, flat packaging.

Originally only released on cassette, and never before on CD, this includes 7 bonus tracks!

"The Radio Noisz Ensemble, successor of the folk group Emma Myldenberger, came from the Weinheim an der Bergstrasse area and released its only LP...

"The Radio Noisz Ensemble from the Weinheim an der Bergstraße area was the successor group of Emma Myldenberger, who had played folk with medieval touch. Instead, the music with an oboe as the lead instrument was now more complex and oriental, sometimes a

"Solo-Trip" was the first and only solo-album by Lutz Rahn, who has gained reputation and fame as the keyboarder of the German Progressive Rock Band Novalis. It was recorded and first released in 1978 and contains 8 instrumental tracks, similar to the...