Krautrock/Kosmische Musik and related

The famed and great vocalist for Can during their heyday has carried on for decades now performing improvised music with a revolving cast of players. This is his latest.

Dirk Dresselhaus/Schneider TM on the concert: "I find it fairly difficult to say something about how the music in this concert came about, cause we didn't plan or rehearse anything and hardly were able to hear each other on stage. Wherever it came from, the energy and course of this concert is very much based on group dynamics and

First off, I have to say that I love those three early, pre-Virgin, post-Electronic Meditation albums. They are wonderful, electro-acoustic soundscape albums, done before the technology existed for sequencing, which showed up on their fifth album, when...

First off, I have to say that I love those three early, pre-Virgin, post-Electronic Meditation albums. They are wonderful, electro-acoustic soundscape albums, done before the technology existed for sequencing, which showed up on their fifth album...

This is the remastered, Super Bit Mapping "Definitive Edition" of this album. Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's....

Electronic Meditation is the quite wild first release by Tangerine Dream, recorded in 1969 and released in 1970 on OHR. Unlike their later albums, there are no synthesizers here, only lots of 'effects' and imagination. The band is a trio of Edgar Froese..

This is the remastered, Super Bit Mapping "Definitive Edition" of this album. Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's. The...

Well known 1911 Italian silent film based on Dante's narrative and inspired by the illustrations of Gustav Dore. This has a new soundtrack specifically made for it by Tangerine Dream. "Inferno (1911), the first Italian feature film ever made, is a...

Like too many releases on the Voiceprint family of labels, this one is simultaneously an amazing release and a very frustrating one: The story on this apparently is that the film (which is unbelievably high quality) was shot for the BBC. Apparently...

I saw the band not long after this tour and was surprised at how good it was. It wasn't 'classic era' quality, but it was a good show and - imo - this is the end of the line for Tangerine Dream as anything other than music for behind the news broadcast...

"The album is dedicated to former Pink Floyd guitarist Syd Barrett who died in July 2006. The lyrics for each of the songs on the new album are adapted from English and American poets from 17th and 18th century literature by Bianca F. Acquaye. The music is written by Edgar Froese and Thorsten...

Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's...

This is the remastered, Super Bit Mapping "Definitive Edition" of this album. Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's. The...

Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's. The...

This is the remastered, Super Bit Mapping "Definitive Edition" of this album. Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's. The...

One of the great ones in their cannon and surprisingly creepy! Many folks outside of the progressive world and the electronic space music world first heard of Tangerine Dream here. Recommended.

"Digitally remastered edition of the German Electronic outfit's classic soundtrack to the legendary film Sorcerer, directed by William Friedkin in 1976. a remake of the 1953 film the Wages of Fear, Tangerine Dream members Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke and Peter Baumann composed a stunning Electronic...

This is the remastered, Super Bit Mapping "Definitive Edition" of this album. Brief history. Tangerine Dream were one of the earliest all electronic/synthesizer bands, and are one of the keystones of the hugely acclaimed Berlin scene of the 1970's. The...

This soundtrack is one of the group's best known works to the general public and also one of the most influential in general (Zombi, anyone?)

'The term "soundtrack" is at times used loosely, and this is the case here. While Tangerine Dream's music of course appears in the movie (which happens to be a little gem itself), the album is reworked quite a bit, and stands very much on it own. In spite of this, or perhaps as an uninteded result, the 1981 "Thief" album is the best soundtrack TD ever made...

“A superb collection of rare early tracks from electronic pioneers Tangerine Dream! Features 2 tracks from the '60s psych-rock band that preceded Tangerine Dream, The Ones, plus rare tracks from the early '70s era of the band when they were at their most adventurous, composing epic pieces that clocked in at over 10 minutes each such as "Asteroid Agenda" and "Overture!"”
1. The Ones - Lady Greengrass (7" Single 1967)
2. The Ones - Love of Mine (7" Single 1967)
3. Oszillator Planet Concert..

This is two shows by Tangerine Dream recorded between 1978 and 1980. The sound quality is very good for what this is and big fans will be thrilled by this.

"Featuring recordings made at the Palais des Congres, Paris in March 1978 and at the Palast der Republik, East Berlin in January 1980, this 4 CD set has been compiled with the official approval of Tangerine Dream and features two concerts that were voted as some of the finest bootlegs in existence in a recent poll of fans....

"Tetragon, successor of Trikolon, were founded in Osnabrück (Lower Saxony) in the spring of 1971. They released their first and only LP, “Nature”, in that very year. It came out as CD on Musea in 1995. At the end of 1971, Tetragon recorded in a Hamburg...

The meeting of three expatriate Hungarian musicians who had been touring with the Hungarian Philharmonic when they jumped ship and stayed in Germany, with three German musicians. An appealing 1973-styled blend of progressive rock with classical, jazzy ...

First-ever legitimate reissue from mastertapes of Thirsty Moon's third album, originally released on Brain in 1975.

"This is Thirsty Moon' s 3rd album, originally recorded in 1974, released early 1975 on famous German label Brain...

"In 1975 we got together with keyboardist and vocalist Gerd Lueken and bassist Heinz Sander so as to perform live once more as Thirsty Moon. Both musicians used to play in the Bremen band “Train”. Since our album “Blitz” had been published that year...

This is a surprisingly good sounding (but still of quite good bootleg quality only) document of Thirsty Moon late in their life. At this point, they were playing a rather jazz/rock influenced progressive and I totally enjoyed this disc and krautrock or...

First-ever legitimate reissue from mastertapes of Thirsty Moon's first album, originally released on Brain in 1972.
"Always essentially the project of the Drogies brothers, Thirsty Moon came into being in September 1971 as the amalgamation of D.R.P. (Drogies Rock Project) and Shakespears (apparently a jazz-soul band), resulting in a very big group (seven to eight members) performing complex rock that used unusual jazz structures as its base. Obviously influenced by the likes of Colosseum, the Chicago...

Asmus Tietchens is a German electronic synthesist and musician whose interests in experimental music and musique concrète began during childhood. He began recording sound experiments in 1965 with electronic musical instruments, synthesizers, and tape...

"In retrospect, we might suspect that Asmus Tietchens was deliberately leading us up the garden path with the discordant pseudo-pop of his early musical productions. Four albums between 1981-1983 and a handful of individual pieces comprise the...

"Bureau B reissues Asmus Tietchens' third solo album on Sky Records, originally released in 1982. It stands to reason that any musical journey undertaken by a skeptic like Asmus Tietchens is destined to head into the night (In die Nacht) rather than...

"Released in 1983, the Litia album concluded Asmus Tietchens' études phase and bid a farewell to rhythmic synths -- well, almost. All the signs of "pseudo pop" as heard on Biotop, Spät-Europa, and In die Nacht resurfaced: squeaky sounds and protracted...

"While Asmus Tietchens planned to head off "into the future" ("In die Zukunft") with Biotop (1981), Spät-Europa witnesses his arrival. Released on Sky Records in 1982, the second album in the "Zeitzeichen" phase not only continued in the style of its...

Excellent instrumental quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass & drums playing a jammy-styled psychedelic spacerock. They refer to their music as 'heavy zen jazz' and while they certainly aren't a 'jazz band', this comfortably fits into the heavy/hard fusio...

Typically thorough reissue on Garden of Delights of the exceedingly rare (only 150 made) self-released 1969 album by a trio of organ/piano/trumpet/vocals, bass and drums. Obviously very influenced by The Nice and perhaps to a lesser extent early Soft M...

Triumvirat were an *extremely* ELP-styled band from Germany. This was their 2nd album, and is the one that established them in the USA. This is a lot of fun, but it really is very ELP sounding. This one came out in 1974 and is remastered, with 2 non-lp bonus tracks.

Triumvirat were an *extremely* ELP-styled band from Germany. This one, their first, was never released in the USA, if I remember correctly. This is from 1972, and this is remastered, with 3 bonus tracks. [EMI]

Triumvirat were an *extremely* ELP-styled band from Germany. This 1976 release has some changes, as Barry Palmer joined, replacing Helmut Koellen. Some folks think that this is one of their better ones, even though Koellen is missed. This remastered v...

This 1977 release was their final progressive rock-styled release before two final releases that tried to mine pop success. This is a concept work, and features some new members, both of whom were previously in Passport: Curt Cress & Dieter Pietereit. ...

Triumvirat were an *extremely* ELP-styled band from Germany. This was their 3rd album and is another one that old timers will really remember, along with Illusions. This is a lot of fun, but it really is very ELP sounding; if flashbacks to Trilogy or B...

Nice to see a quality reissue of this 1981 electronic music release; we carried this in its original lp format when it was first released by Rolf himself in the early 80s.
Rolf worked with the great Günter Schickert in the late 70s, performing live, improvised concerts with him and this music, while not featuring Schickert, is based on that experience, so while it isn't 'analog paradise', it is also firmly rooted in the classic style and mental space of the classic Berlin-style electronic sound....

"Bureau B present a reissue of Rolf Trostel's second album Two Faces, originally released in 1982. While Inselmusik, released the previous year, was intended as a basis for live performance, Trostel composed and produced the five instrumental tracks on Two Faces exclusively for this album. The music is clearly a product of the Berlin School, yet it is more sophisticated and varied than its predecessor. Some new additions to Trostel's instrument collection are audible. While on its predecessor the still...

Rare, self-released symphonic-oriented progressive rock featuring guitar, flute, organ/mellotron/electric piano, bass, drums & vocals. ''Overall, Troya's sound was melancholic and lyrical -- classical influenced progressive folk rock, comparable to ban...

"In May 1972 Twenty Sixty Six And Then met first time and decided to found a band. Day and night they rehearsed and filed on their sound in their residence in Mannheim.
A journalist at that time wrote, "Dominating in their music is a dynamic, which is regulatory in the developing harmonies in the complex structured arrangements. When the musicians sometimes get lost in old hard rock stereotypes they kept enough distance to the sounds, to prove their intents with detailed inserted alienation." ...

"Highly inventive kraut / psych album (heavy on the “psych”) related to Eulenspygel. Originally released in 1975, “Sexphonie” offers a mix of acid-rock, hard-psych, polit-rock and progressive / folky sounds with some eastern influences. Great studio production and outstanding guitar playing courtesy of Teflon Fonfara (who once blew up Camel’s PA system with his tape and delay guitar effects!). Tyll was formed when Teflon was approached by Kerston Records with the intention of releasing a krautrock album...

The first reissue in many, many years of this classic one-off release that's *almost* a Amon Duul II album, but isn't quite an Amon Duul II album. It's still really good though....

"It seems that even in 1973 Amon Düül II still wanted to do double albums! But, instead of making WOLF CITY into a double, somehow this side-line project came in to being, fronted by three musicians who had earlier worked together in Passport (on their debut LP). Although since reissued as an Amon Düül II album, Utopia..

The first vinyl reissue in many, many years of this classic one-off release that's *almost* a Amon Duul II album, but isn't quite an Amon Duul II album. It's still really good though....

"It seems that even in 1973 Amon Düül II still wanted to do double albums! But, instead of making WOLF CITY into a double, somehow this side-line project came in to being, fronted by three musicians who had earlier worked together in Passport (on their debut LP). Although since reissued as an Amon Düül II album...

This restores to print a trove of previously unreleased recordings that were first released at the height of the Krautrock craze in 1996, on three CDs released by Virgin under the name “Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive Volumes 1-3”

“The ‘Nuggets’ of krautrock, Cologne Curiosities all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that originally appeared on the three Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive CDs released on Virgin in 1996. These releases were originally compiled by...

This is a fine compilation of mostly 70s, pioneering German electronic, rock and electronic rock bands. Many/most of you already know this scene better than the compilers of this compilation, but if you are new to the 'Krautrock' scene and want to...

Taken from the WDR television series, this is almost 4 hours of live performances recorded in Germany in December, 2004 by Guru Guru, Amon Duul II, Jane, Kathargo, Epitaph and Birth Control. This features a lot of bonus material as well and the product...

First ever CD reissue of this heavy rock album 1975, reissued with an 11 minute bonus track. "Raw and hard-edged blues-rock from the German-speaking part of Switzerland. The original LP is a very rare collector's item. The band was living in England at...

This obscure group made an excellent album in the garage-underground-progressive" genre way back in 1971. Vinegar could be ranked along with Mammut as one of the most important examples of such bands. For your amusement, here's a closer look at their f...

Previously unreleased live recording in quite good sound for the time period (April 28th, 1973) by this band who started their life as a cross between Krautrock and spacerock, but, by this time, had metamorphosed into a more hard-rock/progressive style...