Krautrock

Emigrate

Limited edition digipak pressing of the 2007 album from Emigrate featuring an enhanced video of ‘My World’ as a bonus track. The band is led by Richard Kruspe, the lead guitarist and founder of Rammstein, It began as a side-project in 2005, when Rammstein decided to take a year off from touring and recording. The band features Kruspe …

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Electronic Meditation

Digitally remastered edition of the 1970 debut album from the German Electronic pioneers. Recorded in Berlin in October 1969, the album featured the first Tangerine Dream line-up of Edgar Froese (guitars, organ, tapes, sound effects), Klaus Schulze (drums, percussion) and Conrad Schnitzler (cello, violin, typewriter). Upon it’s release, Electronic Meditation and tracks such as ‘Journey Through a Burning …

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After the Heat

This 1978 collaboration between brian eno and cluster members dieter moebius and hans-joachim roedelius may sound dated in this era of digital recordings, but the music still possesses a special appeal. This experimental trio concocted 10 electronic-based compositions that focused upon and embellished repeated patterns within their layered tracks of keyboards, piano and occasional bass and …

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Fernwarme

The fourth solo album from Krautrock legend Michael Rother (Kraftwerk, Harmonia, Neu!), originally released in 1982. Here Rother steps out on his own, handling production duties himself for the first time and focusing more on the sythesizer than previous efforts. With help from Jaki Liebezeit of Can on drums, Rother creates transcendent and trance-inducing ambient rock of the …

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X (2lp) [Vinyl]

For many fans “”X”” is considered the most important Klaus Schulze work of the 70s. On four LP sides and based on the six musical biographies dedicated to Nietzsche, Trakl, Herbert, Bach, Ludwig II and Kleist, Schulze made it clear that he mastered his diverse synthesizers and ought to be counted as a German Avant-garde musician. In Poll …

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Alpha Centauri

Digitally remastered and expanded edition of this 1971 album from the German Electronic outfit. Recorded at the Dierks Studio in Stommeln, the album featured a lineup of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke and Steve Schroyder with guests Udo Dennebourg (flute) and Roland Pualyck (synthesizer). Released in Germany on the OHR label, the influence of the album was immense, with …

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Aum

A mix of eastern and western styles, acoustic and electric instruments and musique concrete, the German-born Georg Deuter has been sharing his unique style with the world since an early brush with death prompted him to pursue a music career in 1970. Over the years Deuter, who now lives in Santa Fe, has followed his own spiritual path …

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Melrose

A somewhat disappointing release from Tangerine Dream, Melrose, their last studio release for Private Music, was certainly targeted to capture the “adult alternative” market. The trio essentially take the rhythm-driven approach of Optical Race and make it more palatable and radio-friendly, as evidenced by the lackluster sax melodies on the title track. The album features many instrumentals that …

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Starring Rossi

Starring Rosi”” is the 5th Album by Ash Ra Tempel. Released in 1973,it is by far the most accessible Ash Ra Tempel album. Beside the drums, Manuel G√∂ttsching played all the instruments himself. “”Starring Rosi”” has an organic, relaxed sound, that evokes tSan Francisco psychedelia. It is an evocative album that already delineates the direction in which Manuel …

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Turn of the Tides

CD reissue of this title from the innovative German Electronica outfit, one of the most influential instrumental outfits of the 20th century. Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump off their chairs and start screaming Top 40 tunes, but they have managed to have an immense impact in the world of Electronic and …

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