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    Quote Originally Posted by at least 100 dead View Post
    Currently living in Bavaria, but I grew up in the Ruhrgebiet.
    Nice. i loved Munchen when I was there in '93 (Oktoberfest!). Isn't the Ruhrgebiet fairly close to Alsace? I also love that region.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    Nice. i loved Munchen when I was there in '93 (Oktoberfest!). Isn't the Ruhrgebiet fairly close to Alsace? I also love that region.
    Sort of…Colmar is about as far away as Berlin (5 hours by car vs 2 ½ hours to Amsterdam). The “Pott” used to be the industrial heart of Krautland up until the 1980s.

    Oh man, the Oktoberfest is alcoholocaust. Scares me shitless.

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    I agree that "krautrock" is somewhat derogatory. It's like when I read "Frog Prog" to describe French progressive music....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I agree that "krautrock" is somewhat derogatory. It's like when I read "Frog Prog" to describe French progressive music....
    I’m not offended, more amused. The term encompasses so many bands that have very little in common musically, although a few did share personnel. Just compare Amon Düül’s byzantine “Tanz der Lemminge” to Neu!
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    Quote Originally Posted by at least 100 dead View Post
    I’m not offended, more amused. The term encompasses so many bands that have very little in common musically, although a few did share personnel. Just compare Amon Düül’s byzantine “Tanz der Lemminge” to Neu!
    Popol Vuh to Faust!
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    Popol Vuh Letzte Tage - Letzte Nachte
    Popol Vuh Hosianna Mantra
    Popol Vuh Seligpreisung
    Can Tago Mago
    Can Future Days

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    I'll be Frank (haha - yeah I know), but I have never gotten a ton of mileage out of Affenstunde and Hosianna Mantra. Maybe somebody could enlighten me a bit on what you see/hear on those records that move you? Could be the circumstances in which I have listened as well - who knows? Thanks and appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I'll be Frank (haha - yeah I know), but I have never gotten a ton of mileage out of Affenstunde and Hosianna Mantra. Maybe somebody could enlighten me a bit on what you see/hear on those records that move you? Could be the circumstances in which I have listened as well - who knows? Thanks and appreciated.
    Affenstunde is great, but Hosianna Mantra is the one I really have to speak up for. I'd rank HM with the likes of In a Silent Way, Zeit, No Pussyfooting, Oregon's Distant Hills, all those early ECM releases: deeply moving music that has an inner stillness, calm and calming power, a sweetness that lies outside time. Music for dark rooms and inner and outer quietude. Peace.

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    Eloy--Floating
    Grobschnitt-Rockpommel's Land
    Yatha Sidra--A Meditation Mass
    Kin Ping Meh--1st
    Tangerine Dream--Stratosfear
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    Eloy- Floating is considered krautrock? I guess I have some krautrock then! Love that album and Inside!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Affenstunde is great, but Hosianna Mantra is the one I really have to speak up for. I'd rank HM with the likes of In a Silent Way, Zeit, No Pussyfooting, Oregon's Distant Hills, all those early ECM releases: deeply moving music that has an inner stillness, calm and calming power, a sweetness that lies outside time. Music for dark rooms and inner and outer quietude. Peace.
    +1

    Affenstunde was mostly done on a Moog (which I think Klaus Schulze subsequently purchased from Florian)
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    Quote Originally Posted by chalkpie View Post
    I'll be Frank (haha - yeah I know), but I have never gotten a ton of mileage out of Affenstunde and Hosianna Mantra. Maybe somebody could enlighten me a bit on what you see/hear on those records that move you? Could be the circumstances in which I have listened as well - who knows? Thanks and appreciated.
    I have to be in a mood for Affenstunde - the same kind of mood as when I'm playing very early Tangerine Dream or early Ash Ra Tempel. I don't play them often, but sometimes it works right as a kind of psychedelic background music (I think even the more avant-garde early Kraut stuff has roots in psychedelia).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I'm looking for la crème de la crème as I won't be investing too much $$$ in this genre. I recognize most of the names in this thread so far but don't recall ever owning anything by any of them.
    Not sure five will do... sounds too few, IMHO... but most likely with the best inside your deck, you probably won't resist doubling or tripling that amount

    Quote Originally Posted by zravkapt View Post
    Get 2 Can albums, 2 ADII albums and one Popol Vuh album.
    This is my kind of idea, but you got to give it a wider scope

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe F. View Post
    Amon Duul 2- Yeti
    Embryo- Steig Aus
    Can- Tago Mago
    Guru Guru- UFO
    Neu- s/t
    I just changed one, but that's one the list on this thread (so far) that I'd second...
    but it would still miss a Popol Vuh album (either Affenstunde or Hosiana Mantra), Tangerine Dream's Alpha Centauri and Ash Ra Temple's debut album... One could also add Agitation Free' 2nd as well...

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    Lard Free for the non-German Krautrock
    Absofuckinglutely... The French seem to do Krautrock almost better than the German do (Heldon, Pinhas)

    Quote Originally Posted by at least 100 dead View Post
    Listening to samples right now…wow, I need this!
    Any one of their three albums are amazing (though in is more JR/F)... And if you like those, Annexus Quam's first two are a shoo-in for you as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by at least 100 dead View Post
    Currently living in Bavaria, but I grew up in the Ruhrgebiet.
    to give North-Am people an idea, that's like growing in the 70's Pittsburg and now living in California (inland, though)
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy View Post
    Eloy--Floating
    Grobschnitt -- Rockpommel's Land
    Yatha Sidra--A Meditation Mass
    Kin Ping Meh -- 1st
    Tangerine Dream -- Stratosfear
    I wouldn't consider any of these as "krautrock", but more like german prog
    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from drug-addicts to complete nutcases.

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    My list would be:

    1. Popol Vuh - Das Hohelied Salomos
    2. Can - Future Days
    3. Faust - So Far
    4. Harmonia - Deluxe
    5. Embryo - We Keep On

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    Top 5 Krautrock Albums?

    Can't claim to be original...

    Amon Duul II - Wolf City
    Can - Future Days
    Agitation Free - Live '74 - At the Cliffs of the River Rhine
    Guru Guru - Kanguru
    Faust - So Far


    Looks like I need to get hold of Electric Silence...
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    Can - Future Days
    Embryo- Rocksession
    Kraan- Live 74
    Kollektiv - Kollektiv
    Guru Guru-Guru Guru... May catch some flack for this one, but the recording quality is fantastic and Der Elektrolurch is beyond audio mescaline.
    Hard not to include stuff from Cluster, (Grosses Wasser) Ibliss, Exmagma, Thirsty Moon, Contact Trio and several others... what a horrible cheater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    Affenstunde is great, but Hosianna Mantra is the one I really have to speak up for. I'd rank HM with the likes of In a Silent Way, Zeit, No Pussyfooting, Oregon's Distant Hills, all those early ECM releases: deeply moving music that has an inner stillness, calm and calming power, a sweetness that lies outside time. Music for dark rooms and inner and outer quietude. Peace.
    Quote Originally Posted by Facelift View Post
    I have to be in a mood for Affenstunde - the same kind of mood as when I'm playing very early Tangerine Dream or early Ash Ra Tempel. I don't play them often, but sometimes it works right as a kind of psychedelic background music (I think even the more avant-garde early Kraut stuff has roots in psychedelia).
    Thanks for the insight guys. Sometimes it takes others opinions to appreciate certain albums. I will certainly give them both another slow country drive.

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    Lutz Rahn - Solo Trip
    Can - Soon Over Babalooma
    Michael Hoenig - Departure From Northern Wasteland
    Seesselberg - Synthetik 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrotum Scissor View Post
    This one is a total mofo!
    Checking this one out for the first time. VERY nice indeed! I've heard of it for years but never gave it a spin. Even has mellotron! Yeah, this one is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Triscuits View Post
    (...) Hosianna Mantra is the one I really have to speak up for. I'd rank HM with the likes of In a Silent Way, Zeit, No Pussyfooting, Oregon's Distant Hills, all those early ECM releases: deeply moving music that has an inner stillness, calm and calming power, a sweetness that lies outside time. (...)

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    I'm guessing I'll be filling lots of gaps in my collection from this thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yves View Post
    I agree that "krautrock" is somewhat derogatory. It's like when I read "Frog Prog" to describe French progressive music....
    It was coined as a derogatory term and it's a shame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Svetonio View Post
    It was coined as a derogatory term and it's a shame.
    And for some of the best damn recordings of the '70s too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notallwhowander View Post
    And for some of the best damn recordings of the '70s too.
    Huh... I always considered it a badge of honor and distinction.
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