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Post by doombient.music » Sat Dec 19, 2015 5:22 am

pownie wrote:Just recently bought Michael Hoenig's Departure From The Northern Wasteland, and I love it. Really good Berlin school right there. Apparently he also did an album with Göttsching which is also very good. [...]
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Post by easyskywalker » Fri Dec 25, 2015 5:06 pm

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I'm not a huge remixes fan, but this one is very cool!

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Post by timoka » Sun Dec 27, 2015 5:30 pm

all cluster records, this one is a favorite:

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Post by cretaceousear » Sun Dec 27, 2015 6:59 pm

Easyskywalker: Sacrilege is one Can project I don't like at all !
The remixes are so far from any original, they've become new items - and don't give me any feel of four guys playing music together - and I do like lots of the people involved..
Ok I'll give it another listen! :tu:

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Post by easyskywalker » Mon Dec 28, 2015 2:01 pm

cretaceousear: I didn't know all Can stuff when this one came out, so some of the songs were new to me. I can totally understand what you're saying though. At the time I used to dj a lot of Stereolab, Kleidler, Tortoise, Torococo Rot, etc. so this one fitted in nicely.
I haven't heard it in a while now, I'll give it another listen too :hihi:

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Post by cretaceousear » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:04 pm

easyskywalker wrote: I used to dj a lot of Stereolab, Kleidler, Tortoise, Torococo Rot, etc. so this one fitted in nicely
I first heard Stereolab about 1994 with Mars Audiac Quintet and played it a lot - then about two years ago heard Harmonia for the first time and was .. um.. surprised!
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Post by Slinky » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:46 pm

I can't believe Günter Schickert or Micheal Rother have not been mentioned ok very guitar based but very much what I think of when I hear the term kraut rock.

Sorry I see they were mentioned missed that.
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Post by easyskywalker » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:30 am

I first heard Stereolab about 1994 with Mars Audiac Quintet and played it a lot - then about two years ago heard Harmonia for the first time and was .. um.. surprised!
Maybe the future of pop is continental European - sod British indie rock and nonsense DJ pap !
I don't know about that : ) There are still some UK indie bands out there that are worth listening to. But less then there used to be (says grandpa), and a lot of times I think I've heard it before (which is not always bad). Most of the time I think there's more surprise in electronic / avant-garde music (although it might be old), then in most alternative music.

I first heard/ saw Stereolab when they opened for Pavement, I guess more then twenty years ago. My first thought was: 'They're just playing one tone! That's lazy' But of course they were totally right and it grew on me, and I started listening to 'real' german krautrock. Few years later I did a dj set before and after a Stereolab show, playing a lot of kraut stuff, which was kind of full circle : )

I don't think I've seen Prolapse mentioned here, can we call them UK indie-kraut? : )

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Post by Slinky » Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:15 pm

Also worth a listen is Streetmark's Eileen and Wolfgang Riechmann's solo album Wunderbar the arp sounds amazing on Wunderbar. If he had not been murder I sure some more interesting albums would have be made.
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Post by boramx » Sat Jan 09, 2016 2:14 pm

Finally got around to watching "master of the flying guillotine." I enjoyed it a lot. Unauthorized use of kroutrock abounds.

Mysteriously so, why did this director in 1976 steal so much kroutrock for this bonky wuxia flick?

I heard several Neu (the bad guy's theme music), kraftwerk (every track from side 2 of 'autobahn'), and even some TD i think.

Here's the trailer, if you haven't heard of it. Not surprisingly, the trailer reveals no unauthorized krout tracks!

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Full movie is on YT with eng overdub but i haven't checked. I streamed in taiwanese (mandarin?) from fandor.

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Post by easyskywalker » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:34 pm

Finally got around to watching "master of the flying guillotine." I enjoyed it a lot. Unauthorized use of kroutrock abounds.
Didn't know this, good tip, thanks!

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Post by easyskywalker » Sun Jan 10, 2016 5:34 pm

Oops double post...

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Post by nostalghia » Mon Jan 11, 2016 2:07 pm

Hey-for all you Michael Rother fans (Neu, Harmonia, solo), there's a great interview with him in the latest issue of Tape Op (available by free subscription as PDF or print mag, also some newsstands & music stores have it-got this one at local Gtr Center, used to get the mag bi-monthly by mail).
He tells some stories about the sessions in the woods of Forst with the Cluster guys for the Harmonia albums, playing live, early days with Neu, etc.

Here's the teaser for the article (subscribe free to read all of it):
Tape Op-Rother interview (partial).
Well worth getting the whole issue-special focus on 70's and 80's UK and EU electronic music.

And if you don't know about it, there's a 5-lp box set from Harmonia "Complete Works" with some unreleased material, 36 pg booklet and poster (currently sold out at Amazon, etc):
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Post by timoka » Mon Jan 11, 2016 3:43 pm

nostalghia wrote:...there's a 5-lp box set from Harmonia "Complete Works" with some unreleased material...
thanks, didn't know that!

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Post by botou » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:59 pm

Ash Ra Tempel all the way!

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Post by muckmires » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:53 am

nostalghia, thanks for the Rother tip. Will go look that up. Here's a couple that could be added:

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Post by chamomileshark » Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:12 pm

Not sure this has been mentioned but Irmin Schmidt's Toy Planet is going to be re-issued next month.

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Post by doombient.music » Sat Feb 13, 2016 1:08 pm

It should be Irmin Schmidt *and* Bruno Spoerri, to be precise.

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Post by Eme » Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:32 am

Great post, love krautrock!

Apart from all the mentioned classics, recently I really enjoyed the first album from Toy:

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Maybe Moon Duo would fall into this revival, too?

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And, although they're not "purely" kraut, you can see the influence in this great spanish band:

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Cheers! :sb:

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Post by healingproperties » Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:09 pm

+1 for Organisation...

as for more modern Kraut-inspired, check out Bitchin' Bajas!

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Post by m0n0mania » Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:34 pm

Try Cavern of Anti-matter, Stereolab Tim Ganes' current thing

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Post by shaft9000 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:36 pm

too many to remember
but i believe this hasn't been posted yet, although possibly mentioned under another name. from '75, i think.
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Post by plord » Sat Feb 27, 2016 11:12 pm

This faux "lost material" from Kosmicher Läufer, "The Secret Cosmic Music of the East German Olympic Program, 1972-83" volumes 1-3 is simply delightful:

https://www.discogs.com/artist/3324568- ... %C3%A4ufer

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Post by MisterG » Sun Feb 28, 2016 4:45 am

healingproperties wrote:..as for more modern Kraut-inspired, check out Bitchin' Bajas!
Absolutely!
Saw them awhile back at Oto-really channeled an early Kraftwerk vibe with mic'ed up flute and sax along with several venerable looking synths, one was a Crumar something-or-other.
They're playing there again soon, but I somehow seem to have missed out on tickets.

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