Krautrock/Kosmische Musik and related

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). The first of two by guitarist Michael Rother & synthesists Hans Joachim Roedelius & Dieter Moebius. Extremely high quality instrumental melodic-yet-proto-industrial texture music for guitar, organ, synthesizer, piano & percussion. Highly, highly, personally recommended; one of my favorites of all time, along...

I am a firm believer that the two Harmonia albums that were released in the 70s are among the very, very best records released from Germany in the 1970s and maybe anywhere in the 70s. So, this set of previously unreleased recordings which first came to...

I am a firm believer that the two Harmonia albums that were released in the 70s are among the very, very best records released from Germany in the 1970s and maybe anywhere in the 70s. So, this set of previously unreleased recordings which first came to light about a decade ago were pretty well scrutinized by me and I found them to be...quite good! If you are a fan of them or of Eno, you'll like them a lot.

"Recorded in 1976 — after Brian Eno had proclaimed them one of the best groups around...

Very rare hard rock/progressive album by an Italian trio of guitar/vocals, bass and drums that was only released in Germany on a tiny label and never reissued until now. "A very pleasant music style overall, at times close to harder New Trolls, but Her...

Remastered, properly done reissue of Hoelderlin's much sought after third album. This and Rare Birds are the band at their peak of their symphonic/progressive prime. "They were clearly influenced by British bands of the time. The melodic sensibilities...

Remastered, properly done reissue of Hoelderlin's much sought-after second album on CD. Starting their life as a folk rock band, the band lost their female singer, changed the spelling of their name slightly (from Holderlin to Hoelderlin) and moved...

Hoelderlin were a German symphonic rock band featuring five musicians on vocals, keyboards, viola, guitars, bass and drums, as well as a dedicated lyricist. This live album was their fifth album and was recorded in 1977; rather towards the end of the p...

Remastered, properly done reissue of Hoelderlin's much sought-after fourth album on CD. This and Clowns & Clouds are the band at their peak of their symphonic/progressive prime. "This was the band's last great studio album. Everything came together on...

First album by this German band, and the only one that they released during their folk rock influenced period. The title translates as "Hoelderlin's Dream", and this is indeed a dreamy folk/prog/psychedelic classic! "Their debut (aka Holderlin's Dream)...

First album by this German band, and the only one that they released during their folk rock influenced period. The title translates as "Hoelderlin's Dream", and this is indeed a dreamy folk/prog/psychedelic classic! ...

First-time available on CD for this instrumental progressive/jazz-rock German quintet with Kraftwerk connections, of all things. I remember seeing this in the record shops, but I must admit that this is the first time I ever got to hear it - and...

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...

About a month before Malcolm Mooney (and apparently Michael Karoli is missing from this too, although I gotta say that even though he isn't credited as being on here, it sure SOUNDS like Michael and Michael is a very distinctive musical voice...) joined..

This Swiss band only released this one, very collectable lp in 1977. At that time they were a quartet of vocals, keyboards, sax & drums.This has a lot of long tracks & instrumental passages, & is generally dark & gloomy progressive. Maybe a little...

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....

"„Minne” was the fourth and second to last LP by Joy Unlimited from Mannheim; it was recorded in 1974 and released in 1975. It is, as its forerunners “Schmetterlinge” and “Reflections”, a ballet work with progressive music, this time sung in Middle High..

"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...

"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...

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...

This is a new edition of this release of old archival material, which was actually the first release on the Long Hair label and has been unavilable for quite a long time now.

"The legendary SWF (German regional radio from Baden-Baden) radio sessions from 1970–1975 were, for a long time, considered lost. Now after extensive searching through the archives they have been recovered and remastered to their original glory. These tapes are a "must" for Progressive Music and Krautrock fans. Originally the...

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...

"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 reissues the 1st of two very obscure early 1980's albums by this progressive/fusion quartet of keyboards, guitar, bass & drums. While this album is not a classic by any means, it was kind of a 'last gasp' of the German scene, & definitely has some...

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...

Never before released live recordings (a full hour's worth) in very good sound from the band's prime period!

"Extraordinary German band well known because of their legendary album on famous special Krautrock label 'Brain' in the early '70s. The CD features five long tracks in excellent sound quality directly taken from the soundboard and digitally remastered. 'Rapunzel' a previously unreleased track, fifteen hypnotic minutes of 'Subo,' a 24- minute adrenalin-driven version of 'Rambo Zambo'...

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...

Roland Kovac-keyboards, Siggi Schwabb-guitar, Franz Loffler-bass and Charly Antolini-drums. Recorded in 1971, this is very good, jazzy/jammy type stuff, maybe comparable to Embryo's two Brain albums.

"Roland Kovac New Set was the name of a...

Sorta now forgotten, but in their day a hugely popular jammy/fusion band. This reissue for the first time their 3rd and best known album, with a line up of vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, sax & drums.

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...

Very special price while they last! Until their recent smash performances at ProgDay & Nearfest, this band was rather now forgotten, but in their day a hugely popular jammy/fusion band. THis was their seventh album, from 1978, and features the same ban...

Until their recent smash performances at ProgDay & Nearfest, this band was rather now forgotten, but in their day a hugely popular jammy/fusion band. This remasters and reissues for the first time their 1st album from 1972, with a line up of vocals, guitar, bass sax & drums + guest organ on a couple of tracks. This also includes 28' of previously unreleased demos from 1971!

Sorta now forgotten, but in their day a hugely popular jammy/fusion band. This reissue for the first time their 5th album, with a line up of vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, sax & drums.

"Kraan came up with one of their best albums, an offering...

Until their recent smash performances at ProgDay & Nearfest, this band was rather now forgotten, but in their day a hugely popular jammy/fusion band. This is a digitally remastered reissue of their double album live release from 1975, this all fits nic...

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...

After surprising everyone by coming back with an excellent live album in 2001 and playing incredible shows at ProgDay and NEARFest, Peter Wolbrandt-guitars and vocals, Hellmut Hattler-bass and vocals, Ingo Bischoff- keyboards & Jan Fride-drums have...

Very special price while they last! Until their recent smash performances at ProgDay & Nearfest, this band was rather now forgotten, but in their day a hugely popular jammy/fusion band. This was their sixth album, from 1977, and features the same band ...

While this is one of those basically awful "unauthorized biography" type things, I decided that we should stock this when a friend told me that he had bought it and it was really as much a history of Krautrock as it was a history of Kraftwerk. There is...

"Kreidler might be on their umpteenth album now, but by the sounds of 'Tank' they have hit upon a creative streak that belies their age. In fact 'Tank' is probably their most creatively successful album to date, and it manages this...


Very hard to find release by the great German pianist in collaboration with the man behind the board for all those great sounding CMP albums. Walter provides electronic manipulations of Joachim's pianisms. Some of this is very pianistic, while other pa...

If I am not mistaken, Lask was one of the earliest free-improvising musicians in Europe, although he was little noticed at the time. Now, on this 1985/1993 CMP recording, he is one of the earliest jazzmen to incorporate sampling and programming into hi...