Monday, February 04, 2008

Here you go - hope everyone finds something to download this week!

McOil - All Our Hopes (1979)
OK let's try this one again - I posted this a couple weeks ago then found out there were some synch errors, so I deleted the post - this one is OK, and at a higher bitrate even! Anyway, this is some nice psych/prog/hard rock from southern Germany with lots of keyboards and great guitar riffs and a gruff-voiced singer. Very solid.

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Missus Beastly - Missus Beastly (1974)
The second self-titled album from Missus Beastly, though drummer Lutz Oldemeier is the only remaining member from their eponymous 1970 release. The keyboardist, Dieter Miekautsch, was in Missing Link, and I don't know who the other guys are. Anyway this is some solid jazzy rock, cool and funky. GoD release, with four bonus tracks.

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My Solid Ground - SWF Session (1971) + New Album (2001)
Four tracks broadcast on SWF radio in 1971, a couple months after their album was finished. Same line-up as on the album, led by 17 year old guitarist Bernhard Rendel. The music is very similar to what's on the album. The "New Album" was recorded by Bernhard Rendel in his home studio in 2001, and the music is very good, but different from the old material. I guess it would have to be, he's not a kid anymore! Great spacy/psychedelic stuff with Rendel taking all the parts - he did an awesome job.

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Popol Vuh - Seligpreisung (1973)
The fourth album from Popol Vuh begins the era that most people consider their best. This is due in no small part to the addition of ex Amon Düüll II member Daniel Fichelscher who does most of the percussion and plays guitar too. This is some very atmospheric stuff, mellow and beautiful.

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Shawn Phillips - Contribution + Second Contribution (1970 - 1971)
"Shawn Phillips' first major album, recorded in 1968 with help from the members of Traffic, among others, is a condensation of a far more ambitious studio original that was intended to fill three LPs. The range of sounds on this record is shockingly diverse, from breezy folk-rock ("Man Hole Covered Wagon") to pieces incorporating classical guitar and phantasmagoric lyrics ("L Ballade" finds Phillips' at his most Donovan-like, but with a better voice), and, in between, bouncy throwaways ("Not Quite Nonsense"), bejeweled sitar-ornamented pieces ("Withered Roses"), and topical songs ("For RFK, JFK and MLK"). If Contribution had come out in 1968 when it was recorded, it probably would have been lost in the shuffle of ambient psychedelia; as it was, it was so quiet and different from the noise of most of what was released in 1970 that critics took notice. Not all of it works, though, and Phillips' later music had a weightier sound, but Contribution is a superb debut, mixing progressive rock and folk sounds in a manner unique to its time. This LP is finally available on CD as part of the two-fer Contribution/Second Contribution, released in 2005." ~ Bruce Eder, All Music Guide

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Still Life - Still Life (1970)
Still Life were an obscure English foursome who toured a lot with the Edgar Broughton Band, and were kinda their protégés. The music is early 70's proto-prog, completely organ-drenched with great bass lines and weird lyrics. A very enjoyable album.

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OK see ya!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the My Solid Ground album. I had bought their first album ten years ago on the very good Second Battle label.

2:53 AM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger andre said...

A big thanks for Solid ground ,McOil.Nice Albums.

4:31 AM, February 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for this kraut gems!Tom

8:12 AM, February 05, 2008  
Anonymous Nils Tibor said...

Many thanks for Still Life.


11:08 AM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Popol Vüh simply superb!
Many many thanks!

2:02 PM, February 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many thanks for great Popol Vuh album.Cheers!

5:49 PM, February 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

one of the best popol vuh, many thanks liam,.. anthony from canada

6:13 PM, February 05, 2008  
Blogger jmhendrixphan said...

great stuff as always...i've finally taken the plunge and decided to do a blog for as long as i can take feel free to link or take a look more to come

6:41 PM, February 05, 2008  
Anonymous sacredhaze said...

Awesome! More Popol Vuh always makes me happy.

2:55 PM, February 06, 2008  
Blogger mike-floyd said...

Hi everybody,

just want to say that I started a little blog, where I want to feature unknown psychedelic musicans/artists without record contract.It's called
So if you are a musican or band trying to sound experimental or psychedelic or krautrock-like, do not hesitate to send me a link and some info. (Use the latest comment section please). If I like it, I will post it.
Only condition: you must be the copyright holder. That also means: no cover songs.

See ya

4:33 PM, February 06, 2008  
Blogger BO said...

Thanx for Still Life.

6:06 AM, February 07, 2008  
Anonymous lonewolf said...

I still find McOil a real masterpiece!
A BIG thanks for re-uploading them! Great quality!

9:51 AM, February 07, 2008  
Anonymous Steamhammer said...

Great postings as always but the link to part2 of My Solid Ground doesn't lead to a downloadable link!

12:37 PM, February 07, 2008  
Blogger Rochacrimson said...

Hey Garcolga!
Any chance to post in next weeks the remastered edition with bonus tracks of " In den Gärten Pharaos" from Popol Vüh?
Many many thanks,Rochacrimson

1:45 PM, February 07, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Conan!
I haven't downloaded anything here lately, but I have a question: whatever happened to the krautrock blog? Has it closed down altogether with no in advance notification (and if so: why?), or has it been moved to some other place? Please be sure to reply on this one, Conan, for I know you were active in that blog, too. My only hope is that the krautrock blog wasn't closed due to the "deleter problem"!
Thanks in advance for your answer!

1:45 AM, February 08, 2008  
Anonymous phaedra said...

thank you Liam for Popol Vuh - "Seligpreisung". I am really looking forward to listening to this. Much obliged again for your generous and interesting shares.
Best regards...

4:18 AM, February 09, 2008  
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1:08 AM, February 10, 2008  
Blogger Turgut said...

May you add my blog to your "Links" section as SilverainTR ?

12:31 PM, February 10, 2008  
Blogger Kadek55 said...


Thanks a lot!!

5:40 AM, February 13, 2008  
Blogger Bilek said...

when I saw "hope everyone finds something to download this week!", I wasn't very hopeful indeed; but then the fourth Popol Vuh album made my day (actually I have most on fine enough bitrates, but these remastered versions w/bonus are a real treat!) Looking forward for more :) (I'm hoping you'll make it a series ;) )

1:06 PM, February 16, 2008  
Blogger Roderick Verden said...

Thank you for Popol Vuh.

7:38 AM, March 15, 2008  

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