Re: [thewire] Krautrock
- The top ten lists already given include some of the best underground
Krautrock bands of the time and albums recorded that epitomise the sound of
the era. Anyone who wants to research Krautrock/ German experimental music
further should order their copy of Steven and lan Freeman's 'The Crack In The
Cosmic Egg' which is THE Bible for Krautrock fans. I thought I'd add 10
classics which seem to have been left out in this discussion, in no
Anima- Stürmischer Himmel/ s/t
Stürmischer Himmel was recorded at a at a '1000 year old cottage on a windy
hill' with their children and goes way beyond the conventional sound of
Krautrock. S/t features lengthy spaced-out jazz/rock insanity as you'd expect
from this group.
Xhol Caravan- Electrip
One of the earliest and best of the Krautrock albums
Actually their debut album. The cover says it all with a picture of a chicken
standing in a frying pan- outrageous...
Coupla Prog- Sprites
Previously unreleased treasures from the SWF archives- their sound is all
over the place from blues, progressive rock, free jazz, classical, electronic!
Pure self-indulgent heavy Krautrock with tons of keyboard and mellotron
Cluster- s/t/ II
Getting into more well known territory here with the duo of Roedelius &
Harmonia- Musik Von Harmonia
Roedelius & Moebius with Neu!'s Michael Rother- very trippy, classic
Birth Control- s/t/ New German Rock Group
Crazy early heavy-Krautrock Kosmische Musik.
An acquired taste this one but still nonetheless an eccentric psychedelic
Cosmic Krautrock sci-fi- lyrical beauty and all that.
I'd also like to emphasise the excellence of these two records that have
already been pointed out as some astonishing Krautrock albums:
Agitation Free- Malesch
Brainticket- s/t !!!!!!!
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