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    Krautrock Binge

    Okay, so I played Neu! and Faust IV, plus Yeti and Tanz der Lemminge recently and loved them. What's on your Krautrock binge?
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    Okay, not classic krautrock, but deeply influenced by: Jakob Skøtt Amor Fati & Taurus Rising, & Jonas Munk Pan.

    Though I did just dip into some Amon Düül II, though Yeti and Tanz der Lemminge. So I've got the classic krautrock vibe going too.
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    Gonna revisit Mu,the 1970(2cd) session with Michael Ranta on guitars and percussion, Mike Lewis on keyboards, wind instruments and percussion and Conny Plank on live electronics, sound control and mix.
    Perhaps, off on a tangent from what most of us might call "krautrock", but still, an amazing, improvised encounter,never to be repeated.


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    FANTASTIC!!! FAUST IV is so good. One that isn't mentioned often is Cluster-Sowiesoso. I've had that album on repeat for the last couple of days. I also love it when the album art represents the music that is in the grooves.

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    manuel gottsching: e2 e4

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    CAN - Future Days
    Amon Duul II - Yeti
    Faust - IV
    Ash Ra Tempel - s/t
    Neu - s/t
    Gila - Free Electric Sound
    Dzyan - Electric Silence
    Agitation Free - Malesch
    Guru Guru - UFO

    I don't really count Popol Vuh, Tangerine Dream or Klaus Schulze in Krautrock but if they make your definition add Hosianna Mantra, Phaedra & X.
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    Neu! ST - Can - Future Days

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    Sadly out of print, this one.

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    Kollektiv- s/t
    Missus Beastly- s/t
    Embryo- Steig Aus
    Cluster- Zuckerzeit
    ADII- Yeti

    To start...

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    In the last week:

    Guru Guru - Kanguru
    Guru Guru - Guru Guru
    Guru Guru - Don't Call Us We Call You
    Guru Guru - Dance of the Flames
    Guru Guru - Mani und seine Freunde
    Guru Guru - Tango Fango

    (The last two are Krautrock by association... maybe)

    It's interesting to listen to these GG albums close together. Though known for silliness much of this band's best work (UFO and Dance of the Flames) are presented with a pretty straight face. Dance... even gets downright somber in spots. It seems when the band had guitarists like Genrich and Nejadepour they didn't feel as much of a need to distract the listener with the incessant (and often quite bad) humor. It certainly seems as the band declined a little through the 70's that they stepped up the silliness. I like all of these but the first three Genrich releases, Dance... and the second side of Guru Guru are the band's best studio work.

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    Roedelius - Lustwandel
    Rother - Flammende Herzen und Katzenmuzik
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    Floh de Cologne - Geyer-Symphonie
    Trilogy - Here It Is
    Ikarus - Ikarus
    Prosper - Broken Door
    Cluster - Cluster '71
    Kalacakra - Crawling to Lhasa
    Popol Vuh - Aguirre
    Witthüser & Westrupp - Der Jesuspilz
    Can - Ege Bamyasi
    Ton Steine Scherben - Scherben
    Hanuman/Lied Des Teufels - [twofer]
    Frame - Frame of Mind
    Wind - Seasons
    Ougenweide - All die Weil ich Mag
    Agitation Free - Second
    Deuter - D
    Wallenstein - Blitzkrieg
    Prof Wolfff - Prof Wolfff
    Faust - The Faust Tapes
    Eulenspygel - Ausschuss
    Ivory - Sad Cypress
    Schulze - Cyborg
    Embryo - Embryo's Rache
    Tomorrow's Gift - Tomorrow's Gift
    Think - Variety
    Bröselmaschine - Bröselmaschine
    Subject Esq. - Subject Esq.
    Minotaurus - Fly Away

    No complaints here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulgreenthing View Post
    In the last week:

    Guru Guru - Kanguru
    Guru Guru - Guru Guru
    Guru Guru - Don't Call Us We Call You
    Guru Guru - Dance of the Flames
    Guru Guru - Mani und seine Freunde
    Guru Guru - Tango Fango

    (The last two are Krautrock by association... maybe)

    It's interesting to listen to these GG albums close together. Though known for silliness much of this band's best work (UFO and Dance of the Flames) are presented with a pretty straight face. Dance... even gets downright somber in spots. It seems when the band had guitarists like Genrich and Nejadepour they didn't feel as much of a need to distract the listener with the incessant (and often quite bad) humor. It certainly seems as the band declined a little through the 70's that they stepped up the silliness. I like all of these but the first three Genrich releases, Dance... and the second side of Guru Guru are the band's best studio work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulgreenthing View Post
    In the last week:

    Guru Guru - Kanguru
    Guru Guru - Guru Guru
    Guru Guru - Don't Call Us We Call You
    Guru Guru - Dance of the Flames
    Guru Guru - Mani und seine Freunde
    Guru Guru - Tango Fango

    (The last two are Krautrock by association... maybe)

    It's interesting to listen to these GG albums close together. Though known for silliness much of this band's best work (UFO and Dance of the Flames) are presented with a pretty straight face. Dance... even gets downright somber in spots. It seems when the band had guitarists like Genrich and Nejadepour they didn't feel as much of a need to distract the listener with the incessant (and often quite bad) humor. It certainly seems as the band declined a little through the 70's that they stepped up the silliness. I like all of these but the first three Genrich releases, Dance... and the second side of Guru Guru are the band's best studio work.
    You didn't mention "Hinten" which I think is one of their best.
    Dance of the Flames was inspired by Mahavishnu Orchestra and Manni and Friends sounds more like a Kraan album not surprisingly as they helped Manni out with this in a major way.
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    Guru Guru + Uli Trepte - Live & Unreleased
    Embyro - Steig Aus

    A double dose of Roman Bunka and Christian Burchard... well, technically just a dose and a half.

    Embryo are one of those bands I've always meant to dig into further. After picking up Steig Aus ages ago and loving it I went back to the record shop and scooped up the other Embryo discs. Unfortunately the ones they had available were Apocalypso and Life. Not bad albums but also not really what I was looking for after Steig Aus. If anyone has recommendations from the earlier period of Embryo's existence I'd love to hear them.

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    Recently it's been Agitation Free - Malesch and Amon Duul II - Yeti...
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    Quote Originally Posted by awfulgreenthing View Post
    Guru Guru + Uli Trepte - Live & Unreleased
    Embyro - Steig Aus

    A double dose of Roman Bunka and Christian Burchard... well, technically just a dose and a half.

    Embryo are one of those bands I've always meant to dig into further. After picking up Steig Aus ages ago and loving it I went back to the record shop and scooped up the other Embryo discs. Unfortunately the ones they had available were Apocalypso and Life. Not bad albums but also not really what I was looking for after Steig Aus. If anyone has recommendations from the earlier period of Embryo's existence I'd love to hear them.

    You own one of their first six studio albums but you need to get the other five. Personally i'd rate "Steig Aus" as my favourite of theirs along with "We Keep On" then maybe "Rocksession", "Embryo's Rache", "Father, Son and Holy Ghosts" and "Opal".
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    Define Krautrock please

    Nektar???
    Eloy???
    Lucifer's Friend???
    Novalis???

    Are they in???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bytor View Post
    Nektar???
    Eloy???
    Lucifer's Friend???
    Novalis???

    Are they in???

    If you heard Eloy or Novalis, those would be *obvious* examples of Krautrock.

    Nektar are UK personnel that originally made it big in Germany and were for many years on Bacillus / Bellaphon Records -- which is a German record label.

    Lucifer's Friend are/were a German band, but they don't particularly stand out as a Krautrock band for the most part any more than the Scorpions do.

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    Eloy? No. Not nearly experimental enough, IMO. More of just a german progressive Rock / space rock band.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    Floh de Cologne - Geyer-Symphonie
    Trilogy - Here It Is
    Ikarus - Ikarus
    Prosper - Broken Door
    Cluster - Cluster '71
    Kalacakra - Crawling to Lhasa
    Popol Vuh - Aguirre
    Witthüser & Westrupp - Der Jesuspilz
    Can - Ege Bamyasi
    Ton Steine Scherben - Scherben
    Hanuman/Lied Des Teufels - [twofer]
    Frame - Frame of Mind
    Wind - Seasons
    Ougenweide - All die Weil ich Mag
    Agitation Free - Second
    Deuter - D
    Wallenstein - Blitzkrieg
    Prof Wolfff - Prof Wolfff
    Faust - The Faust Tapes
    Eulenspygel - Ausschuss
    Ivory - Sad Cypress
    Schulze - Cyborg
    Embryo - Embryo's Rache
    Tomorrow's Gift - Tomorrow's Gift
    Think - Variety
    Bröselmaschine - Bröselmaschine
    Subject Esq. - Subject Esq.
    Minotaurus - Fly Away

    No complaints here.
    You have great taste. Wind is awesome you never hear them mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombywoof View Post
    Eloy? No. Not nearly experimental enough, IMO. More of just a german progressive Rock / space rock band.
    While I agree I do think Floating and Inside both have that krautrock spirit in them.
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    I was going to mention Floating and Inside too. For that matter, I think the very first Scorpions album could squeeze into a broader definition of Krautrock.
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