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    Big Fan. Have most of their releases. Live they are fun and lively. I just got their first two releases and I hear hints of Gong, Passport, and others that I didn't hear on later releases.

    The first NEARfest I attended was 2003 and that is when I first heard them. 13 years later, they are still probably my favorite band that I had never heard, that my first exposure was live.

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    s/t, AN, and Live, for me. After that, meh.....
    Hell, they ain't even old-timey ! - Homer Stokes

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    what!! Mogrooves no love for Wiederhoren!... okay, i'll never be an objective consumer when it comes to Kraan, (click on crude old fanboy scribbling on scraps of paper). KRAAN.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bake 1 View Post
    what!! Mogrooves no love for Wiederhoren!
    I don't hate it, but it seems a little "lite"....
    Hell, they ain't even old-timey ! - Homer Stokes

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    Wintrup is a great album, but honestly it's like choosing between kids with their albums.

    Wish I would have seen them live...
    "Always ready with the ray of sunshine"

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    On the latest Hattler album: Bassball II there are 3 new Kraan tracks (earworms!) and two more kraan sounding tracks.

    CD can be preordered (or downloaded) here: https://www.bassball.net/shop/hellmu...er-bassball-2/

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    Bad news:

    Jan Fride has just informed me that Hellmut Hattler is hospitalized with cancer. Don't know (yet) which kind.
    All concerts are cancelled.

    I emailed with Hellmut two weeks ago, and then he was well, energetic, and happy about the great response for his new album 'Bassball II', which btw is out now as Download, CD, and coming as LP too.

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    Sad news, lots of well-wishes to him on his FB page.
    "Always ready with the ray of sunshine"

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    Best wishes. Their sets at both Progday and NEARfest were absolutely wonderful.
    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/

    Also, Ephemeral Sun: it's a thing and we like making things that might be your thing: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    Very sad news indeed. Hope he will recover. I think he still is very much a relevant artist.
    I really enjoy his work with Ali Neander.

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    GRRRR... Was just listening to Psychedelic Man yesterday and it got me thinking that HH is one of the most under-appreciated bass players in rock music.

    Cancer sucks!
    I'm holding out for the Wilson-mixed 5.1 super-duper walletbuster special anniversary extra adjectives edition.

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    Oh no...sorry to hear this. Hope he can recover from this.
    Just sitting at home rocking back and forth and jealously caressing my invisible collection of theoretical assets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by battema View Post
    Best wishes. Their sets at both Progday and NEARfest were absolutely wonderful.
    I too am a fan, thanks to he who I quoteth^^.
    "My choice early in life was either to be a piano player in a whorehouse or a politician, and to tell the truth, there's hardly any difference"

    President Harry S. Truman

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    If you're actually reading this then chances are you already have my last album but if NOT and you're curious:
    https://battema.bandcamp.com/

    Also, Ephemeral Sun: it's a thing and we like making things that might be your thing: http://www.ephemeralsun.com

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    best wishes and hopes for a speedy recovery to Hellmut.

    I too saw them at ProgDay and NEARFest and will third or fourth the enthusiasm for those shows.
    Steve F.

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    please add 'imo' wherever you like, to avoid offending those easily offended.

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    If you look at his facebook page, you will notice that he is feeling better

    https://www.facebook.com/hellmut.hat..._location=chat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulrus View Post
    GRRRR... Was just listening to Psychedelic Man yesterday and it got me thinking that HH is one of the most under-appreciated bass players in rock music.

    Cancer sucks!
    I like that album a lot and Kraan is an incredible band period. I actually picked up Helmut's new solo album and it's a bit of a mixed bag but the songs with Kraan helping him out are very good. Hope he beats this.
    "The wind is slowly tearing her apart"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeuhlmate View Post
    If you look at his facebook page, you will notice that he is feeling better

    https://www.facebook.com/hellmut.hat..._location=chat
    Which is GREAT news!
    "Always ready with the ray of sunshine"

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    Very good news!! He's a fantastic guy.
    Chad

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    He has started working in the studio again

    https://www.facebook.com/hellmut.hat...04706116231349 (open facebook, you can read it whithout having an account)

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    Hellmut Hattler
    Published 17. jan. 2018 (new footage)
    KRAAN - "World Of Pleasure" (Filmed by Helmut Meyer/Camelot Filmproduktion, Mannheim, 1990)

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    'Birds' from Hellmut Hattlers last album 'Bassball II' (this track is with Kraan). What a mighty bass !


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    Clip I haven't seen before (1975)


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    New KRAAN album
    "Sandglass" studio album - release date: Oct. 2nd, 2020 exactly ten years after „Diamonds"

    Snippet listening https://player.believe.fr/v2/4260186850868


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