Friday, January 05, 2007

Swara Samrat - The Truth About Suzanne
Man I wish there was more information on line about Captain Ilor and Swara Samrat! As near as I can make out, this is a 1993 re-issue of an earlier limited edition release. Who these guys are and exactly when this stuff was recorded, I'm curious, but overall it doesn't really matter, the music speaks for itself I guess. All instruments on this "progedelic" and "psychosive" album are played by Ilor and Samrat. Spacy and freaky! Calling all hippies! (My rip @320 w/scans)


Sergius Golowin - Lord Krishna Von Goloka (1973)
Sergius Golowin was (is) a Swiss painter (responsible for the original cover painting of Ash Ra Tempel's 'Seven Up' as well as his own sleeve) and a friend of Walter Wegmuller. The sessions for this concept album in late 1972 were arguably the start of all the Cosmic Jokers-related sessions between 1973 and 1974. It brought Wallenstein together with Klaus Schulze and Witthuser & Westrupp. The 'Lord Krishna von Goloka' album really sounds like a cross between the styles of the participating musicians (the cue word here is "space"!!!): Floyd-like space rock (Wallenstein), electronic spacious effects (Klaus Schulze) and traces of cosmic folk (Witthüser & Westrupp). Add that to the talents of a certain Jörg Mierke and the mostly spoken, mysterious lyrics of Golowin, you've got the album in a nutshell. Not as trippy as Seven Up, but certainly out on a limb, featuring three continuously running tracks likely to shuttle you into far distant realms of space...! Of course this record is a necessity for Ash Ra Tempel, Cosmic Jokers, Schulze and Wallenstein fans (and I figure there ain't a few!). Fans are also in need of his album's logical successor: Walter Wegmuller's large scale opus 'Tarot', featuring most of the musicians above and more [posted 1 October 2006]. The next logical step was to be the Cosmic Joker sessions. (Cosmic Dreams At Play) (My rip @ 320 w/scans)

Track listing

1. Der Reigen (16:34)
2. Die Weisse Alm (5:49)
3. Die Hoch Zeit (19:25)


- Sergius Golowin / voice
- Jerry Berkers / electric guitar, acoustic guitar, bass, bongo's
- Jürgen Dollase / piano, melotron, vibrafon, triangel and guitar
- Jörg Mierke / electric guitar, organ, percussion, voice choir, flute, electronics, conga's
- Klaus Schulze / drum, organ, mellotron & electronics
- Walter Westrupp / acoustic guitar, flute, mouthharp, windspel, psalter, tablas and percussion
- Bernd Witthüser / guitar

Part 1 Part 2

Jane - Cologne 1-8-77Great sounding boot of an FM broadcast by Germany's favorite melodic hard rock group.

The Band:
Peter Panka, drums, vocals
Klaus Hess, guitare, vocals
Martin Hesse, bass
Manfred Wieczorke, beyboard, vocals

The Songs:
01 Lady - 3:37
02 Radio Talk 1 - 2:44
03 Fire, Water, Earth & Air - 3:44
04 Another Way - 5:16
05 River - 4:17
06 Out In The Rain - 6:08
07 Hangman - 14:34
08 Radio Talk 2 - :49
09 Windows - 20:22

Part 1 Part 2

Brinsley Schwarz - Brinsley Schwarz
This issue from 1995 contains all the tracks from Brinsley Schwarz's first two albums, "Brinsley Schwarz" and "Despite It All" (both 1970). I think critics of the time called this "Pub Rock" - it's kind of like a 70's version of alt country. If you're looking for psych or prog, it's not here!

Part 1 Part 2

Eulenspygel - Ausschuss (1972)
Eulenspygel's 2nd album (or 3rd, if their first release as the Royal Servants is counted) is a very Teutonic sounding piece of Krautrock. Vocals are in German, and are supposed to be political, or maybe socially conscious. There is a wide range of instruments, and the music is very textured, showing influences from all over the place, from bands as diverse as Out Of Focus and Genesis, maybe even Deep Purple. The sound is expansive, the music is very well-played. The bonus tracks are from a later incarnation of the band and seem a little more 'bluesy', but they are pretty cool too. Not for everyone I suspect, but hey, neither is a lot of the stuff we listen to!!

Part 1 Part 2


Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Garcolga!Great start in this year 2007!
Sensational post from Jane!

10:16 AM, January 05, 2007  
Blogger frodo said...

Your'e hard-working man !
I'm impressed - so much stuff re-uploaded !!! Congratulations and MANY, MANY THANKS !!!

greetings from Shire (Poland)


11:56 AM, January 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just found out about your re-uploads. Thanks a lot - it made my day! Glad to see you back!
Could you please just check the link for part 1 of Out Of Focus' "Four Letter Monday Afternoon"? Thanks!


2:55 PM, January 05, 2007  
Anonymous Omayyad said...

What a nice treat. For those who have never had the chance to them, this is a fortunate gift. Thanks -- and post any more live Krautrock you can !

4:13 PM, January 05, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Thanks Rochacrimson!

You too frodo!

Hi LL - should be OK now.

Ho Omayyad - OK !

6:01 PM, January 05, 2007  
Anonymous phil said...

Happy new year and thanks for coming back, the web whitout 8 days in april is the not the same !

9:59 PM, January 05, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really happy to see you back again. Now I safely can delete the link to without the fear to miss something important. Thanks for all!
Happy new year & good luck ;-)


11:36 AM, January 06, 2007  
Anonymous john m. said...

Hello there and thanks for posting a lot of great music on this blog (which I've only just discovered). However when trying to d/load from the hosting service I keep going round in circles not being able to get a usable link - this happens with both Firefox and IE. Very frustrating. Is there any tried & tested method which I can use to get the d/load? Thanks.

3:18 PM, January 10, 2007  
Blogger Nagiants40 said...

Hello Garcolga..

Why you want that I remove your link on my Blog ??

Cheers.. and keep this awsome work.


2:57 AM, January 11, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Thanks phil and cascada!

Hi john m. - it's better to e-mail me about this, I only check the comments once in a while.

Hi Nagiants40 - Please don't link to me, I'm tired of getting my files deleted.

7:30 AM, January 11, 2007  
Anonymous Yann said...

Hi there and happy new year.
Great posts, especially Eulenspygel with bonus tracks.
Keep your feelings !

8:42 AM, January 11, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the JANE!

11:00 AM, January 18, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jane - Live '77:
In '77 I was living in Cologne and so I had listened to the original transmission via radio. It's nice to have that show back again. Thanks!
There are some Jane recordings still missed:
Jane - Resurrection
Jane - Live '88
Jane - Live '89
Jane - Live 2002

8:19 AM, July 17, 2007  
Blogger vanDiemerbroucke said...

Thanks for the good 'ole Wallenstein.

7:46 AM, March 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for Brinsley Schwarz.

12:26 PM, May 22, 2010  

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