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Colosseum - Live (1971)
As live albums go, this is probably one of the best - originally released as two LP's, this CD version has a bonus track. These guys were virtuoso musicians and you can tell they really enjoyed performing. Energetic and classy, this thing sounds great 36 years later. This is an awesome album of progressive jazzy rock and everybody really should buy the CD and add it to their collection.
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Elfenbein - Made In Rock (1977)
Obscure three-piece German band Elfenbein put out one album of straight-ahead, Anglo-American sounding hard rock. Nothing spectacular probably, still an enjoyable slab of bluesy rock a little boogified at times.
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Samurai - Samurai (1971)
Samurai, with the addition of one member, was essentially the same bunch that made the third album by Web, the great "I Spider". Since Dave Lawson, later of Greenslade, wrote most of the material on both albums, this is the logical follow-up to "I Spider", there's even a live track of "Concerto For Bedsprings" as one of the bonus tracks. Anyway, this is heavy duty progressive rock with a lot of classical and jazz influences. A real nice piece of prog history.
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Quiet Sun - Mainstream (1975)
While all the players on this are excellent, the stars of the show are guitarist Phil Manzanera and keyboardist Dave Jarrett. Sometimes mellow and sometimes dramatic, this seems to be a blend of the "Canterbury" sound and Space-Rock, and will appeal to fans of jazzy prog and to lovers of space rock.
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La Düsseldorf - Viva (1978)
La Düsseldorf was formed by Klaus Dinger and Hans Lampe after the breakup of NEU!. Their second album is a real gem of late 70's krautrock, the music is brilliant and powerful, clearly having NEU! influences, but also maybe some of the attitude of 70's punk! The last track, the 20 minute long "Cha Cha 2000" is a krautrock classic.
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Might Of Coincidence - The Birth Of Might Of Coincidence (1971)
Only album from this Swiss psych/folk group, who recorded and released this in England in 1971. Very ethereal and drugged-out sounding, lots of flute and hand drums. This was a very crappy vinyl rip that I worked over with my trusty copy of Adobe Audition. Didn't do a perfect job; I'm no expert and I didn't want to spend my life on it, but this is very listenable, not that bad of a job I must say! Anyway, I really like this.Download
Moira - Moira (1984)
Also known as "Reise Nach Ixtlan", the second release from hopelessly obscure band Moira is a monster of Krautrock fusion. Neither of their albums has had a legitimate CD reissue, and I was lucky enough to locate a rip of a bootleg CD, there is at least one real bad vinyl rip floating around. Mostly straightforward instrumental jazz-rock dominated by a Hammond organ, Moog, and some great guitar playing, some incredible drumming and brilliant bass playing. The second track is a short piece with only flute and percussion. Favorite track is "Einsame Schatten", the only track with vocals. Man these guys were good.Download
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)
1. Der Reigen (16:34) Line-up
2. Die Weisse Alm (5:49)
3. Die Hoch Zeit (19:25)
- Sergius Golowin / voicePart 1 Part 2
- 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
Jane - Cologne 1-8-77
Great sounding boot of an FM broadcast by Germany's favorite melodic hard rock group.
Peter Panka, drums, vocals
Klaus Hess, guitare, vocals
Martin Hesse, bass
Manfred Wieczorke, beyboard, vocals
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 - 20:22Part 1 Part 2