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  • 01. Orion Awakes
    02. Stellar Launch
    03. Godhead Dance
    04. Jupiter & Beyond (Signal / Noise / Rebirth)
    05. The Returning
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    GOLEM

    Orion Awakes

    [engl] A glorious blend of Space–Rock, Kraut and Psychedelia courtesy of the mysterious Golem. Plenty of Hammond organ, analogue synths, ripping guitar, effects, trippy jams..."Orion Awakes" was recorded and produced circa 1976 by Toby Robinson a.k.a. Genius P. Orridge, while he worked as second engineer at the famous Dierks Studio in Cologne. Memories from those hazy times are sketchy but all leads to believe that the musicians featured here were well–known names from the Kraut scene under pseudonyms, recording 100% underground, non–commercial music under Toby’s guidance, just for fun. Apparently, "Orion Awakes" was released as a very limited hand–made pressing housed in a silver foil sleeve on the Pyramid label, which was ran by Toby and his friend Robin Page, the Fluxus artist. No original copies have ever been found. The fascinating liner notes by Kraut expert Alan Freeman talk about seeing an original copy of Golem at a record shop in Germany many years ago and he also sheds some light on who could be the real musicians involved, as well as discussing the controversial story of the Pyramid label and the accusations of Golem being a manufactured 90s "fake" instead of a real vintage 70s recording.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    03.07.2017
    Genre
    Soul / Funk / Jazz
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  • 01. The Man (English Version)
    02. Flieg
    03. Tidal Meditation
    04. Die Stimme aus dem Universum
    05. Arabische Nacht
    06. Ein Kleiner Walzer
    07. Lieben ist
    08. Parademarsch.
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    KOZMONAUT

    Flieg

    [engl] 
    Ultra rare D.I.Y minimal / synth–pop / industrial / darkwave album from 1986! Kozmonaut was the personal project of a young & talented Canadian musician called Michael Gutierrez, who moved to San Francisco in the early 80s. Influenced by Kraftwerk and German culture / electronic music, Michael recorded the "Flieg" album all by himself at his garage studio, using the pseudonym of "Hans Schiller". 1000 copies were pressed on his own label, Vier Productions Inc, but they were never distributed or sold at the time, with virtually the entire pressing being discarded, as Michael, a perfectionist, was not satisfied with the spelling mistakes on the cover, among other things. In 1989, Michael, along with Pieter Ziegelmeier, formed the famous industrial / electronic band Kode IV. Sadly, Michael contracted AIDS and passed away in 1994. All the contents of his garage (tapes, albums, synths and recording equipment) were sold for cheap or ended up in the street. Fast forward to 2010: An adventurous record hunter (Christian Peintner) finds a copy of the "Flieg" album at a thrift shop in San Francisco. At first, he thinks it’s a German album but after some investigation, he discovers the name of Michael Gutierrez which leads him to Kode IV and then to Peter Ziegelmeier. He visits Peter who tells him the real story of Michael Gutierrez aka Hans Schiller and Kozmonaut.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.06.2017
    Genre
    Electropunk
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  • 01. State
    02. Voices A Drama
    03. A Welcome Mystery
    04. Red Lock On See Steal
    05. Imprint
    06. Many Risk
    07. A Secret West
    08. Is New Is
    09. 4 Hours
    10. P
    11. F1
    12. Winchsoul
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    VOIGT/465

    Slights Still Unspoken (1978–1979)

    [engl] Formed in Sydney in 1976, VOIGT/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post–punk scene. Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy and Eno’s Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which Krautrock, DIY, avant–garage, post–punk, psych, art–rock and free improv–noise combined to form a sound unlike any other. In 1978 Voigt/465 released one of the first DIY 45s from Australia, "State" / "A Secret West", which showed their "pop–psych" side and was played by John Peel in the UK. The following year, their bass player Lindsay O’Meara decided to leave the band and join Crime & The City Solution in Melboune. Before parting ways, Voigt/465 decided to record one last album as a testament. "Slights Spoken", saw the light in 1979 and it’s without doubt one of the most fascinating albums from the post–punk /DIY era. Here it is including the two tracks from their first 45 as bonus tracks. It comes with free download coupon, featuring the complete album plus five studio / live bonus tracks from ’78–79, including killer covers of Faust, Can and Roxy Music.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.06.2017
    Genre
    Electropunk
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    19.06.2017
    Genre
    Electropunk
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  • 01. Dark Path
    02. The Summit
    03. Mountainside
    04. Niemand Versteht
    04. Daruber
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    COZMIC CORRIDORS

    Cozmic Corridors

    [engl] First ever vinyl reissue of this underground Kraut–Kosmische monster, recorded / produced circa 1972–73 in Cologne by Toby "The Mad Twiddler" Robinson for his Pyramid label. Originally released as an ultra–limited handmade edition, original copies are lost forever in the mist of time. Featuring Mythos drummer Hans–Jürgen Pütz on percussion & effects, alongside synth / keyboard freak Alex Meyer, poet / vocalist Pauline Fund and mysterious guitarist Peter Förster.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.02.2017
    Genre
    Electronic
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  • 01. Elementos
    02. Evocación
    03. Transformación
    04. Meditación y acercamiento a la Génesis
    05. El vuelo del "Bú" ácromo y el despertar del "Bú" rojo
    06. Magma
    07. Perdido entre las arenas del Siroco
    08. Un instante en el vértice
    09. El paisaje posible
    10. Sobre cómo las lavas cubrían la isla
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    AGUILAR, ILDEFONSO

    Erosion

    [engl] 
    Spooky, meditative soundscapes inspired by the desolate volcanic environment of Lanzarote (Canary Islands), created using Minimoog, Polymoog, vocal loops and field recordings. Originally recorded in Germany in 1978 by Spanish painter / sound artist Ildefonso Aguilar, only a selection of the original recordings were released a few years later on a very rare limited edition cassette and LP. Now, for the first time ever, “Erosión” is reissued on 2LP featuring the complete recordings, as Ildefonso conceived it at the time. “Canary Islander Ildefonso Aguilar is best known for his paintings and surreal photography of the desolate volcanic wastelands of his homeland. He was also organiser of concerts at the Jameos del Agua in Lanzarote, a regular event which has featured the likes of Michael Brook, Roedelius, Steve Roach, and numerous other luminaries of ambient and atmospheric music. But, for his own music Ildefonso has never gained the mass recognition he really deserves. “Erosión”, recorded in 1978, is certainly one of the most fascinating of synth albums I've heard. And, it's remarkable really, if you consider all the technological advances that have happened since, what with digital synthesizers and samplers, that this music created entirely on analogue synthesizers still sounds so fresh and original.
    Format
    2LP
    Release-Datum
    11.01.2017
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    26,00 EUR
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  • 01. Destruction
    02. Devastation
    03. Realisation
    04. Relevation
    05. Construction
    06. Creation
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    REQUIEM

    For a World After

    [engl] Dark progressive synth ambient meet Berlin-School sounds on this privately pressed, conceptual album which “tells the story of a world annihilation through nuclear war”. “Requiem” is full of delayed psychedelic electric guitar, effects, cold drum machines, waves of analog keyboards (Korg MS20, Casioton ct201, Crumar DS-2, Jupiter-4…) and cosmic atmosphere. George Speckert is a conceptual electronic composer based in Hannover but of North American origin. Working as a music teacher in Germany in the 70s, he started to write and produce music in his spare time, inspired by the European rock and electronic scenes of the time (Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, Emerson Lake & Palmer, etc). He met another American expat, David Cassidy (no, not THAT David Cassidy), who ran a small record label / studio. That’s when “Requiem” started to take form. A chance meeting with a terrific guitar player named Massimo Grandi, led to Massimo adding some amazing electric guitar to the album. After six months, “Requiem” was finally released in a private edition of 1000 copies on the small Daviton label.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.01.2017
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    11.01.2017
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
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  • 01. THE ASTRAL ARMY - Interstellar Shortwave
    02. SPIRULINA - The Message
    03. CHRONOS – Schaudernacht
    04. NEIL ANDERSEN - Feuerwerk
    05. BAAL - No God / Astaroth
    06. TEN TO ZEN - Innerst
    07. FUERROTE - Ganz Wie Du Willst
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    V/A

    Cologne Curiosities - 'Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive 1972-1976'

    [engl] 'Cologne Curiosities' collects, for the first time on vinyl, all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that firstly appeared on the three "Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive" CDs released on Virgin during 1996. These CD only releases were originally compiled by Trevor Manwaring (Paratactile, Impetus, Virgin, Harmonia Mundi) from tapes supplied to him by Toby Robinson. Toby - aka The Mad Twiddler, aka Genius P. Orridge - is well-known to Krautrock collectors as one of a number of engineers working at Stockhausen’s WDR and Dierks Studio in Cologne in the mid-1970's, where he assisted on recordings by many famous Kraut bands such as Can, Birth Control, Mythos or Dzyan. The recordings included here were made between 1972 and 1976 using studios in and around Cologne, produced by Toby Robinson for his own amusement, just having fun on the studio. Bands would come in for practice sessions, to record demo's, and during slack periods impromptu jams would happen. Most of these sessions were recorded by Toby, and they feature Toby himself plus a revolving cast of friends and musicians (some of them apparently big Kraut names under pseudonym). Including lost-in-time bands / studio projects like Astral Army, Fuerrote, Spirulina and Baal among others, the music here ranges from killer proto-New Wave Kraut psych to wild space rock, proto-ambient electronic, dark psychedelia and raw Kosmische sounds with lot of analog synths / Moog. It was during that time in Cologne, that Toby, along with Fluxus artist Robin Page, gave birth to the mysterious and controversial Pyramid label, for which these tracks were originally made for.
    Format
    2LP
    Release-Datum
    27.09.2016
    Genre
    Rock
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    26,00 EUR
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    27.09.2016
    Genre
    Rock
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  • 01. Historia de un Pueblo por Nacer ou Carta Abierta a Vassili Vassilikos y a todos los Pesimistas
    02. Cinta Cita
    03. Auto-Retrato Sobre Paisaje Porteño
    04. Valsa Sideral
    05. Contrapunctus Contra Contrapunctus
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    ANTUNES, JORGE

    Musica Eletronica

    [engl] 
    Originally released in 1975, “Música Eletrônica” is considered the first electro-acoustic / electronic album made in Brazil. It features tracks recorded between 1962 and 1970 by avant-garde / electronic music pioneer Jorge Antunes. Early electronic oscillations, white noise, feedback, loops, tape manipulation, treated vocals and proto-minimalism / sampling / glitches Mandatory to anyone into Pierre Henry, Iannis Xenakis, Pierre Schaeffer, Ralph Lundsten, Louis & Bebe Baron, Ihlan Mimaroglu, Morton Subotnick, Stockhausen… Born in 1942 in Rio de Janeiro, Jorge Antunes is one of the earliest composers of electro-acoustic music in Brazil. During the early 60s, he built his own components for making electronic music: theremin, sawtooth oscillator, a spring-reverb device, a frequency filter… The works included on “Música Eletrônica” were recorded at Antunes’ home studio and at the Electronic Music Laboratory of the Institute Torcuato Di Tella, in Buenos Aires, Argentine. We can find early pieces like “Valsa Sideral” (1962), on which Antunes uses artificial echo and reverberation by feedback between the recording heads to create the first Brazilian work consisting only of electronic tones. “Auto-retrato sobre paisaje porteño” (1969 / 1970) is an amazing piece of early turntablism on which Antunes “samples” an old tango vinyl record found at a flea market, using it as a loop and for sound effects / manipulation, adding a different, “electronic dance” version to it, mixed with electronic sound effects and cut voice manipulation / sound poetry.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    27.09.2016
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
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  • 01. Tim
    02. Sexphonie
    03. Asiatische Liebeserklärung
    04. Paranoia Eines Verliebten
    05. Nervenzusammenbruch Einer Gitarrre
    06. Siamesische Überraschung
    07. Kristinas Traum
    08. Delirium Song / Grammophon
    09. Rita
    10. Suzie Steno
    11. Für Michael Pfadpfinder
    12. Morgenlicht
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    TYLL

    Sexphonie

    [engl] Originally released in 1975, "Sexphonie" offers a mix of acid–rock, hard–psych, polit–rock and progressive / folky sounds with some eastern influences. Great studio production and outstanding guitar playing courtesy of Teflon Fonfara (who once blew up Camel’s PA system with his tape and delay guitar effects!). Tyll was formed when Teflon was approached by Kerston Records with the intention of releasing a krautrock album. Teflon’s previous group, Tyll Eulenspygel, was not active at that moment, so he assembled a new studio band featuring members and friends of Tyll Eulenspygel. Shrouded in mystery until now, Tyll’s "Sexphonie" is a Krautrock curiosity that almost never happened, and it was all created within a matter of weeks from inception of the band through to finished LP. The story is similar to that of the legendary Mammut, with an ad hoc band brought together and given total freedom to do whatever they wanted. Tyll can be seen as the illegitimate step–sister to Eulenspygel, and there was much controversy and even legal action involved and some rivalry between the two bands, especially as Tyll had poached Eulenspygel drummer Günter Klinger. Yet, whereas Eulenspygel had pretty much now lost the plot by 1973, Tyll’s sole LP was one of those surprisingly creative gems of the mid 1970s that, to the few that knew it, was a welcome breath of fresh air.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.06.2016
    Genre
    Rock
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  • 01. Nakamichi #3
    02. Nakamichi #4
    03. Nakamichi #5
    04. Nakamichi #6
    05. Circuitry #2
    06. Circuitry #3
    07. Circuitry #4
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    RED SQUARE

    Rare and Lost 70s Recordings

    [engl] 
    Ultra- rare recordings by 70s UK avant- rockers Red Square, the missing link between original free- noise practitioners like AMM, Nihilist Spasm Band and Peter Brotzmann and post- No Wavers ala the Blue Humans, Borbetomagus, Fushitsusha, and the Dead C. Named after the early Soviets Constructivists, Red Square is a pioneering free- improvising, avant- rock band. They bridged the worlds of psychedelic rock, noise and avant- jazz, and many of the techniques and approaches to music that they helped to pioneer have become common practice today. Pre- dating Sonic Youth by seven years, Last Exit by a decade and Matt Gustafsson?s The Thing by twenty five, their railing aural assaults were once considered too extreme for commercial release. Formed in Southend- On- Sea in 1974 by guitar player Ian Staples (fresh from gigging at the Middle Earth club with Ginger Johnson?s African Drummers, sharing stage with Pink Floyd and Marc Bolan among others), bass clarinet / sax player Jon Seagroatt and free- jazz drummer Roger Telford, their unusual sound was an amalgam of jazz, improv and avant- rock, fuelled by the loud electric guitar of Ian Staples, whose style has been described as a ?revolutionary blend of Hendrix and Beefheart, with the sonic palettes of Derek Bailey and Stockhausen?.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    19.04.2016
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
    19,90 EUR
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  • 01. Minimal Instant
    02. Several Steps Leading Through Different Rooms / Escapades
    03. Tripletwin
    04. Paris Cut
    05. Mental Dart
    06. Trio Atonale
    07. Tranquilo Gonzales
    08. Sequences
    09. Consequences
    10. Spiral Dance
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    CIRCLES

    More Circles

    [engl] In the late 1970s and through the 1980s there was a lot happening on the German "post Krautrock underground" that few people knew about, lots of independent artists doing their own thing, either via small labels or doing it themselves. Circles were one of these bands. Based on the Frankfurt suburbs, they consisted of the multi-instrumental duo of Dierk Leitert (synthesizer, sequencer, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, flute) and Mike Bohrmann (guitars, bass, synthesizer) plus a few collaborators. Carrying the torch of 70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia or Liliental into the 80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch and Nurse With Wound so you can also expect some similarities in their music. “More Circles” was their second album, released in 1984 as a private pressing on their tiny Einhorn label. Experimental krautrock with lots of psychedelic guitar, keyboards, motorik drums, drones, proto-ambient sounds and avant-garde / dadaist touches.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    24.02.2016
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
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    CD
    Release-Datum
    24.02.2016
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  • 01. Einblicke
    02. Viele Wege
    03. Chant
    04. Rockcola
    05. 10° Unter Null
    06. Troflut
    07. Reibend
    08. Intermezzo
    09. Woistich
    10. Umgedreht
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    CIRCLES

    Circles

    [engl] In the late 1970s and through the 1980s there was a lot happening on the German "post Krautrock underground" that few people knew about, lots of independent artists doing their own thing, either via small labels or doing it themselves. Circles were one of these bands. Based on the Frankfurt suburbs, they consisted of the multi- instrumental duo of Dierk Leitert (synthesizer, sequencer, drums, bass, guitar, voice, saxophone, flute) and Mike Bohrmann (guitars, bass, synthesizer) plus a few collaborators. Carrying the torch of 70s bands like Cluster, Harmonia or Liliental into the 80s, Circles were also contemporaries of groups like Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch and Nurse With Wound so you can also expect some similarities in their music. Circles? was their first album, released in 1983 as a private pressing on their tiny Einhorn label, housed in a cool and mysterious looking cover. This little known but excellent kraut/psych/experimental album is highly recommended to anyone into Harmonia, Cluster, Fripp / Eno, Heldon, Conrad Schnitzler, Neu!, Throbbing Gristle, Ilitch, Irmin Schmidt, Amon Düül II?
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    24.02.2016
    Genre
    Avantgarde / Klassik
    Preis
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