Friday, April 30, 2010

Guru Guru - Radio Bremen 9-21-71
Recorded on 9-21-71 for Radio Bremen's "Jazz Concert" radio show, this is Guru Guru's classic line-up doing some of their best tunes. The recording is very high quality, this is a great show! Got from a torrent about a year ago, thanks to the original releaser.

1. Program Intro - 1:06
2. Der LSD Marsch - 23:29
3. Bo Diddley - 22:18
4. Spaceship - 16:00

Mani Neumeier - Drums, Vocals, Tapes
Uli Trepte - Bass
Ax Genrich - Guitar

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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Satin Whale - Desert Places (1974)
"A late addition to the first wave of Krautrock, Satin Whale were no doubt influenced by many of the bands that had preceded them: Jane, Sahara, Os Mundi, et al., blending powerful rock ballads with dramatic instrumentals that featured classical and jazz elements, and a notable comparison with Camel and Canterbury bands, in the use of keyboards and flute.

Their debut on Brain DESERT PLACES is a fine example of this genre, featuring lengthy tracks with surging instrumentals, complex arrangements and quite an individual song style. The strong keyboards, flute and saxophone, all add up to an impressive concoction." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

"First album by this rather late Krautrock band was undoubtedly their very best one. Actually the only point of criticism one could quote is the fact that it might have sounded already a bit dated in its year of release. Being much in the vein of early Tull, Iron Butterfly, Cream or The Doors the tracks presented here are a wonderful demonstration of this early Art Rock or Proto-Prog style. The title song is the one reminding the most to Tull with a soaring flute and heavy organ. It's a very powerful and grooving one with a sort of psychedelic blues guitar play that's bringing Cream back to mind. "Seasons Of Life" is even in a stronger psychedelic vein, kinda The Doors meet Cream or Iron Butterfly, very groovin' stuff as well. This record doesn't let your foot stand still only for one second. Though it might be not considered as that much progressive for the year of 1974. (

1. Desert Places (6:48)
2. Seasons Of Life (6:41)
3. Remember (9:38)
4. I Often Wondered (7:15)
5. Perception (12:56)

Thomas Brück - Bass, Vocals
Gerald Dellmann - Keyboards
Dieter Roesberg - Guitars, Saxophone,Flute, Vocals
Horst Schöffgen - Drums

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Sunday, April 18, 2010

Brave New World - Impressions On Reading Aldous Huxley (1972)
"Exceptional psych-electronic rock experimentations by another obscure 70's band from Germany. This album is said to be inspired by Aldous Huxley's famous, enchanting writings & mystical philosophy. It's clear that the entirety of the album is assured by a vast arsenal of weird incantations and deep hallucinogenic effects. The content is very colourful, luminous, eclectic and perfectly orchestrated. Nothing is linear or boring and the psych grooves work like magic. It's not easy to understand in one listening the complexity of this release. In some aspects it tends to be near to kraut-experimentations but without the sinister vibe, the ambiences provided are rather optimistic and enthusiastic. The prologue is based on dream-like flute lines and tranced out organic drones. "Alpha Beta Gamma" is an epic, progressive space-rock composition dominated by soft, pop, floating sounding improvisations. "Lenina" is an enigmatic, fragile, celestial song for the flute, moody bass lines, a beautiful aire. "Soma" is a really stoned, kraut, outer space experience, featuring a lot of intergalactic electronic sounds and a massive rocking energy! "The End" is the central piece here, a majestic "cosmic" rock essay with lot of guitars, sax, dreamy flutes and weird effects. Epilogue is a recitation. A mesmeric, highly inspired psychedelic album. A little classic! " (Phillippe


"A short-lived Hamburg based supergroup project, featuring Irishman John O'Brien-Docker, formerly of Die City Preachers and Marcel, and jazzer Herb Geller, along with a few top local rock and pop musicians.

Brave New World's whole oeuvre was the concept of the Aldous Huxley science fiction novel. An unlikely "supergroup" - and remarkably - the music they created was unprecedented and original. Brave New World blended styles, in such an unlikely manner, and notably during the opening of side two's big opus, hinting at the music later created by the likes of Art Zoyd or Univers Zero. Virtually instrumental, blending medieval musics, electronics, jazz and rock in a dazzlingly complex fusion, a big step beyond early Between, with the Krautrock feel of Annexus Quam, Achim Reichel, Tomorrow's Gift, et al. And, dig that over-amplified Stylophone! An all-time Krautrock classic." (Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

1. Prologue (1:01)
2. Alpha Beta Gamma Delta (7:38)
3. Lenina (4:21)
4. Soma (5:18)
5. Malpais Corn Dance (3:24)
6. The End (17:42)
7. Epilogue (1:28)

Dicky Tarrach - Drums, Percussion
Lucas Lindholm - Bass, Bass Fiddle, Organ, Piano
Herb Geller - Flutes, Cor Anglais, Saxes (Alto, Soprano & Tenor), Organ
Reinhart Firchow - Recorders, Flutes, Ocarina, Stylophone, Percussion, Vocals
John O'Brien-Docker - Guitars, Organ, Percussion, Vocals, Wind Chimes
Esther Daniels - Vocals


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