Krautrock / Kosmische Musik and related

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, this is everything you will ever need, for only $6.00 per CD, by this very sample-able, early, fusion outfit who had a unique voice.

"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."-The Crack In The Cosmic Egg

"Before releasing their lone self-titled debut album, one of the most rare rock records to be released in Europe in the 1970s, Paternoster provided the soundtrack for a film that could only have been made while the psychedelic movement...

"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...

“Conny Plank died when his son Stephan was only thirteen years old. The opening stages of this music documentary about the pioneering music producer, directed by Stephan with Reto Caduff, see Stephan embarking on a journey to discover more about his father. The footage, of differing cities and modes of transportation is underscored by one of Plank’s earliest and most seminal productions, ‘Hallogallo’ by Neu!. The footage conveys visually the cinematic feeling of motion, urbanity, and the modern that is...

Nice reissue of Popol Vuh's 1st album which includes a booklet of photos and more.
This includes an excellent 10 minute bonus track that has never been heard before. This was only one of two that featured Florian on the Moog.

"Formed in 1969 and named after the Quiche Mayan Indian's bible, Popol Vuh centered around keyboardist/conceptualist/Hertzog-pal Florian Fricke. Affenstunde (aka 'The Time Of The Monkey King') was the first Popol Vuh album, originally issued in 1971. It was a forum.

Nice reissue of Popol Vuh's seventh album, which was used as the soundtrack to the Hertzog film and which includes a booklet of photos and more. This includes a bonus track (total time 7:16) that has never been heard before.
This features Florian Fricke on piano, the great Daniel Fichelsher on guitar and drums and Djong Yun on vocals.
How can such a low-key band be so cosmic? That question is one of the great wonders of the universe (and one of the great space-out/innerspace albums of all time).

The group’s twelfth album, originally released in 1979.
Features an amazing lineup of
Florian Fricke: piano, vocals
Daniel Fichelsccher: guitars, percussion
Djong Yun: vocal
Renate Knaup: vocal
Susan Goetting: oboe
Al Gromer: sitar

Another absolutely wonderful gem of acoustic-based inner beauty/outer space music.

Affenstunde
Aguirre
Einsjager & Siebenjager
Hosianna Mantra
Nosferatu OST [2 x lps]

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“POPOL VUH are considered one of the most influential German “70s progressive rock” avant-garde acts of the Seventies and are also known as a a pioneering Band in Ambient and Progressive Rock Music. Their records Affenstunde (1971) and In the Garden of Pharao (1972), played with with the Moog Synthesizer, are claimed to be fundamentally influencing works in...

This is Popol Vuh's incredible third album. This is the album where Florian ditched the synthesizers and found a way into outer space by way of inner space. Includes two very rare bonus tracks, recorded at the same sessions in 1973.
Even though this was the first album to feature the band’s uniquely spacey acoustic sound, this album is completely fully formed from the template that they created for themselves from this album onward! An incredible achievement.
Features Florian Fricke (piano....

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]

One of the last of the GREAT Popol Vuh albums.

"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 music offerings.
Like Hosianna Mantra nearly a decade before, this set is regal in its solemnity and in its intensity. Utilizing the Chorensemble der Bayerischen Staatsoper and the soprano saxophone stylings of Chris Karrer, Popol Vuh -- down to a three-piece with vocalist Renate Knaup fronting the choir, Fricke on piano.

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...

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..

A completely unknown and previously undocumented but pretty great jazz-rock band! Shocking that they not only never got an album out, but that no one had heard of them before this. They definitely deserved better!

"No progressive rock music fan should be misled by the album title Jazz macht Spazz, a bowdlerization of 'jazz makes fun,' this is progressive jazz-rock at its best. Büdi Siebert (flutes and saxes), Herbert Binder (guitar), Frank Fischer (bass), later with Release Music Orchestra, Thomas...

"... from trippy phases with echo guitars and Mellotron onto headfirst plunges into space-rock overdrive territory. In all, an excellent album of spacey krautrock"-Alan Freeman

33 minutes of pure, unadulterated, psychedelic krautrock courtesy of Pyramid, an obscure studio project produced by Toby Robinson, aka The Mad Twiddler.
These sessions were recorded circa 1975-76 in Cologne for the underground Pyramid label, which was operated by Toby and his friend Robin Page (the Fluxus artist)...

"... from trippy phases with echo guitars and Mellotron onto headfirst plunges into space-rock overdrive territory. In all, an excellent album of spacey krautrock"-Alan Freeman

33 minutes of pure, unadulterated, psychedelic krautrock courtesy of Pyramid, an obscure studio project produced by Toby Robinson, aka The Mad Twiddler.
These sessions were recorded circa 1975-76 in Cologne for the underground Pyramid label, which was operated by Toby and his friend Robin Page (the Fluxus artist)...

"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....

“Elemente -- album number seven from the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic project Kluster/Cluster springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines. Using an array of exclusively analogue instruments, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock, and Armin Metz have recorded eight tracks which, at one and the same time, are intrinsically hypnotic and sublimely beautiful. In principle, Elemente was created in much the same fashion as earlier Qluster albums: the three musicians met up in...

“Elemente -- album number seven from the third incarnation of the legendary krautronic project Kluster/Cluster springs a surprise with a minor sensation: sequencer lines. Using an array of exclusively analogue instruments, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Onnen Bock, and Armin Metz have recorded eight tracks which, at one and the same time, are intrinsically hypnotic and sublimely beautiful. In principle, Elemente was created in much the same fashion as earlier Qluster albums: the three musicians met up in...

"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.

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...

After much, much too long silent, the stunningly prolific R.M.I. return with another set of wonderment.

"This hour long collage of Radio Massacre International material consists of previously unreleased material from various sessions between 2003-15, and might be seen as their version of `The Faust Tapes' in its construction. Endlessly fascinating, playing as a continuous suite, it is an unpredictable journey through many of the places RMI have found themselves in whilst working and improvising...

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...

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.

"A brand new compilation of recordings made in The Greenhouse Studios , Stockport before the US tour in late 2002. Although you'll see some worryingly short pieces listed be assured that as usual they form a segued suite, although there are some...

Recorded at the National Space Centre, Leichster, April 2, 2005.

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.

Recorded at the National Space Centre, Leichster, March 25, 2006.

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...

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....

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

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

Siegfried Meier (guitar, flute)
Paul Döing (guitar)
Johannes Brackmann (bass)
Reinhold Stania (drums)
This is the sort of thing that Garden of Delights do so delightfully well; this is a previously unreleased album by a basically unknown outfit from 1975 who were a local, underground / experimental German outfit. But not only do you get the album, which was never released anyway, you get 20' of bonus live tracks. Yow.

"There is only one single laquer that exists of this (studio

Despite their being quite popular at the time, and despite Achim's long history in music, being a big name in the "Beat-era" with The Rattles and then later being a early pioneer of the Krautrock sound, most of his great albums from the 70s have not....

"The first ever reissue of Requiem's For A World After, originally released in 1981. Dark, progressive, synth ambient meets Berlin-School sounds on this obscure kraut album, which "tells the story of a world annihilation through nuclear war." For A World After is full of delayed psychedelic electric guitar, effects, cold drum machines, waves of analog keyboards (Korg MS20, Casiotone 201, Crumar DS-2, Jupiter-4), and cosmic atmosphere.
George Speckert is a conceptual electronic composer based...

Long out of print and impossibly rare, this tends to got for $40.00 and up when it can be found (http://tinyurl.com/y9hmkf). Reuter is a tap-guitarist who is probably best known for his work with the Europa String Choir, who released an album about...

"13 short pieces, which fall together as a sort of puzzle, sometimes odd and playful, sometimes rather intense. This international collaboration was conceived and recorded in one intense week at Robert Rich’s Soundscape studio in California. This is an...

Of the 14 tracks on Aquarello, 12 are live recordings. Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Nicola Alesini, and Fabio Capanni performed together at the VI Musica Visual in Lanzarote. The liner notes are in German, so listeners are left with no graphic interference"...