Monday, April 09, 2007

OK boys and girls - here we have this week's offerings:

Kraan - Nachtmusik im WDR 11-16-74
Real good sounding FM broadcast of Kraan live in the "big ballroom" of WDR in Cologne.

01 - Kraan Arabia 11:45
02 - Andy Nogger 9:48
03 - Interview 3:11
04 - Nam Nam 18:48
05 - Sarah's Ritt Durch Den Schwarzwald 4:48


Hoelderlin - Burg Herzberg Festival 7-21-06
Very good sounding audience recording of Hoelderlin at an open-air festival in Breitenbach, Germany. The artwork has no info except the venue, the date, and a track list. But whatever, this is some real pretty stuff, mostly material from their 70's albums, with a great violin player, whoever he is.

01 - Intro
02 - Schwebebahn
03 - Waren Wir
04 - Rare Bird
05 - Streaming
06 - Nuernberg
07 - Come To Me
08 - Phasing
09 - Sun Rays
10 - You

Part 1 Part 2

Country Joe and The Fish & Friends - Live! Fillmore West 1969
Fantastic live show, revealing a jammy side of the band not seen or rather not heard on their regular releases. This is also the show where Led Zeppelin made their American debut - musta been quite a night. Of course it doesn't hurt that Country Joe & The Fish's 'friends' included Jerry Garcia, Mickey Hart, Steve Miller, Jorma Kaukkonen and Jack Casady. Highlight is the 38 minute "Donovan's Reef Jam". My rip @ highVBR w/scans.

Part 1 Part 2

Cybotron - Colossus (1979)
Australia's answer to Tangerine Dream? That's what one reviewer says, and it may be true, I don't know. This is synthesizer-based space rock alright, with some solid drumming and one of the synth players occasionally playing a 'processed saxophone'. A lot crunchier and heavier than music of this sort usually gets, based on my limited experience. Very solid all around.


Pirana - Pirana II (1972)
Another band from Australia! Pirana's second album is an excellent slab of progressive rock, with a lot of the material and the guitarist's playing clearly influenced by early Santana. Lots of great fuzz guitar and juicy Hammond organ. A solid rhythm section and some great songwriting all make for a terrific listen. My rip @highVBR w/scans.


Siloah - Säureadler (1970)
"Siloah came from Munich and were the brainchild of one Thom Atgauer. They made two extremely rare private pressings, regarded as among the most frenzied on the German underground scene. Some dealers have described their first album Säureadler (1970, the title means 'acid eagle') as 'being even wilder than Kalacakra', and it isn't difficult to agree with this after listening to the six tracks. This is an acoustic ethno-psychedelic head trip. Guests play drums, flute and guitar on certain tracks. Apart from the short introduction and ending, the album had "Aluminium Wind" (18:00). There are some rumours that members of Amon Düül were involved in these recordings." Two bonus tracks on this. (Cosmic Dreams At Play)


OK see you next week!


Anonymous Tiago W. said...

Dear Garcolga.

Sorry for no posting coments in the last weeks. I was traveling, working in a iron mine in the midle of Brazil. Tanks for the Elektriktus albums. Trully a great record. And the Demon Thor? When you will up this great Geff Harrison band.


Tiago W.

6:20 AM, April 09, 2007  
Blogger andre said...

Country Joe i s good to hear.
Here a great wish.Human Instinct-Snatman cuttin 1972 i hope it is not impossible,this one is extremly hard to get.
Greatings ANDRE

9:32 AM, April 09, 2007  
Anonymous stg said...


12:32 PM, April 09, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello Garcolga,

thank you very much for Kraan - Nachtmusik. I'm still a huge Kraan fan and hadn't this one. (If you're interested here are some of my Kraan CD-rips @192VBR

Kraan - Wiederhoeren

Kraan - Let It Out

Emmentaler ;-)

12:57 PM, April 09, 2007  
Blogger Barmaleyy said...

Hi Garcolga
Tanks for this Hoelderlin! I was going to go for this festival in the 2006, but could not. By the way, you know, what recently they had a new album - called "Eight"?

3:27 PM, April 09, 2007  
Blogger GarColga said...

Hi Tiago - maybe next week on that Demon Thor. Written in the Sky is the one I have.

Hello Andre - sorry I don't know that band.

Hi stg - you're welcome!

Hi Emmentaler - thanks!

Hi Barmaleyy - you can order that new Hoelderlin album from MusicStack.

3:36 PM, April 09, 2007  
Blogger fuzztunnel said...

Thanks for the Aussie stuff! Someone mentioned Cybotron to me recently (in real life, not blog life) and made me feel the fool for not having heard it. Now I can listen to it and then go find that guy and punch him in the mouth.

7:57 AM, April 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just found your blog and have been enjoying your thoughts. Great job. I will be downloading in the future.


8:05 AM, April 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the Burg Herzberg Festival and seeing Hoelderlin !!
Thank you !!!


10:31 AM, April 10, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Pirana album is blasting to my ears - and it feels good!!! I believe it becomes one of my top favorite album ever.
Thanks you!!!

1:19 PM, April 10, 2007  
Anonymous K. said...

Big thanks for more Kraan albums to you Emmentaler :D

I think that there is some misunderstanding due to Siloah album, it is written there that they're even wilder than Kalacakra. I cannot agree with this statement, Siloah is nice and easy hippie music with a little acidic lyrics, it is totally smaller caliber than Kalacakra wchich contains pure whispered evil and tons of "muzak", raging from evil country to something like Amon Tobin music [in 1976!!1]

7:04 AM, April 11, 2007  
Blogger progfreak said...

as always all hail to the king of krautrock!! thanks for the great music rock on!

12:23 AM, April 13, 2007  
Anonymous j scott w said...

Hey I didn't know you were back...great to see you back!

6:03 PM, April 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I´m just listening to "Kraan - Nachtmusik at WDR". Living in the south of Germany, where Kraan come from, i had the luck to attend quit a lot of their concerts throughout the seventies . This recording at WDR comes very close to what I remember. I can almost smell the Patchouli. This is Kraan at its best.
Thank you!

4:19 AM, April 17, 2007  
Anonymous Roderick Verden said...

Siloah looks Amon Duul.
Very acoustic. I liked it.
Thank you.

5:10 AM, June 17, 2007  
Blogger woodstock69 said...

I was on that concert too :)

many thanks!

ps: can you tell me where you got this, and who taped it?

amadeus :)

6:22 AM, July 17, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your blog is great.

I have a question for you.

Do you have Locomotive and Samson two great bands from U .K.

Could you upload them pleae?

8:53 PM, October 02, 2007  

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