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Harmonia & Eno '76 - Tracks And Traces [Recorded 1976] (2009) (Repost)

Posted By: gribovar
Harmonia & Eno '76 - Tracks And Traces [Recorded 1976] (2009) (Repost)

Harmonia & Eno '76 - Tracks And Traces [Recorded 1976] (2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 311 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 151 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Grönland Records (CDGRON102)

Recorded in 1976 - after Brian Eno had proclaimed them one of the best groups around - but for whatever reason not released until 20 years later, Tracks & Traces is a fascinating release not merely for Eno's participation but for the hints of music that would become mainstream in the future. Indeed, opening cut "Vamos Companeros" has an intense guitar line from Rother that in its nervous, choppy way suggests everything from Wire to Bauhaus, not to mention Eno's own noted production clients, U2. Having already created two excellent albums, the core Harmonia trio was easily placed to whip up a third, with Eno the wild-card factor who turned out to be a perfect addition. While contributing some lyrics and singing at a time when he was steering away firmly from both in his own solo work, most of the time Eno lets the band speak for itself musically, most notably adding snaky, quietly threatening basslines…

Eroc - Eroc 1 (1975) [Reissue 2005]

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Eroc - Eroc 1 (1975) [Reissue 2005]

Eroc - Eroc 1 (1975) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 318 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 129 MB | Covers - 348 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: SPV/Revisited Records (SPV 49602 CD)

Eroc (Joachim Heinz Ehrig) started his solo career in 1975 while he was currently the drummer of Grobschnitt. His self titled album can be considered as a cross between Gorbschnitt's typical symphonic amazing music and electronic/synthscapes dominated by numerous original sound manipulations. Despite that he was originally recognised as a drummer, here Eroc is the man behind the machines, controlling solid essays in synth experimentations and electronic collages. His first album is an absolute must in Kraut/ electronic genre, very abstract, emotional and a mix of different moods. This album is an opponent worthy of Klaus Schulze's first realisations in space/"kosmische" electronic music.

Galactic Explorers - Epitaph For Venus (1974) {2017, Remastered}

Posted By: popsakov
Galactic Explorers - Epitaph For Venus (1974) {2017, Remastered}

Galactic Explorers - Epitaph For Venus (1974) {2017, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 187 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 101 Mb
Full Scans ~ 162 Mb | 00:41:46 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Electronic / Ambient / Krautrock / Space Rock / Minimal / Experimental
Pyramid #PYR 005 / Mental Experience #MENT014CD

Another shrouded in mystery album from the Pyramid label, produced by Toby Robinson in Cologne circa 1974. Kosmische and Head sounds with plenty of Minimoog, analogue synths / keyboards, effects, loops, tape manipulation, treated percussions, etc., courtesy of Galactic Explorers, an electronic, minimal, ambient krautrock trio featuring Reinhard Karwatky (Dzyan). Take a trip to the inner regions of your mind, see ancient solar systems forming and listen to cosmic winds and vibrations while sine waves of pure bliss will give you total peace of mind… 24-bit domain remaster from the original tapes.

Brainticket - The Vintage Anthology 1971-1980 [4CD Box Set] (2011) (Re-up)

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Brainticket - The Vintage Anthology 1971-1980 [4CD Box Set] (2011) (Re-up)

Brainticket - The Vintage Anthology 1971-1980 [4CD Box Set] (2011)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 1,52 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 693 MB | Box Covers - 60 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Ambient, Experimental | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records (CLP 5948-2)

The fist ever Brainticket box set featuring 4 discs of these krautrock genius’s critically adored early ‘70s albums plus rare singles and live recordings, some of which have never been available on the commercial market - until now!
This box set on Cleopatra's Purple Pyramid imprint assembles their first three studio recordings (leaving out the early-'80s Voyage and Adventure) - in a sense, since it splits part of them up on the latter half of disc three. Brainticket's bona fide hippie classic, Cottonwoodhill from 1971, is here in its entirety, paired with a disc from a Vandroogenbroeck side project called Drum Circus and the album Magic Theater from the same period, which juxtaposed his organ, piano, flute, and sitar in the company of three drummers, two vocalists, a bassist, and a saxophonist…

Brainticket - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2010]

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Brainticket - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2010]

Brainticket - 2 Studio Albums (1972-1973) [Reissue 2010]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 396 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 165 MB | Covers - 135 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Esoteric Reactive

Psychonaut (1972). Formed in 1968 by Belgian born keyboard player Joel Vandroogenbroeck, the band released their debut album, the extreme psychedelic Cottonwoodhill in Germany in 1971. Breaking apart soon after, Vandroogenbroeck formed a new incarnation of the group with drummer Barney Palm comprising Swiss and Italian musicians. Psychonaut was recorded in Milan in 1972 and was less intense than Cottonwood Hill but was more cohesive and was an impressive Psychedelic rock album, later much sampled by European Trance DJs. Psychonaut is one of the essential albums associated with the German Psych & Prog scene of the early 1970's…

Exponent - Upside Down [Recorded 1974] (2015)

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Exponent - Upside Down [Recorded 1974] (2015)

Exponent - Upside Down [Recorded 1974] (2015)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 300 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 113 MB | Covers - 83 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 177)

A real dig, discovered only recently. Keyboard-dominated, with Mellotron, flute, and English lyrics. Very good studio recordings. The Wuppertal group - basically a successor band of Cannabis India - existed only from 1974 until 1976. Back then in 1974 they recorded some songs for an LP but did not release it. Which was a shame as it would have been a real asset e. g. on the Brain label. Only in 2014, a man from Berlin came up against it almost by chance and released it as an LP on his Korusuro label. It was received very well by the listeners and was much praised. And now finally the CD edition, drawn from the master tapes. The 32-page booklet contains a detailed band history in German and English, photographs, lyrics, etc.

Panko - Weil es so Schön Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]

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Panko - Weil es so Schön Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]

Panko - Weil es so Schon Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 202 MB
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 172)

Panko from West Berlin (not to be confused with the much later East-German band Pankow) musically reminds of Xhol Caravan or the early Embryo. The band mostly played long jazzy instrumental pieces, dominated by flute and alto saxophone, at times interrupted by mainly English vocals and some follies. The band existed from the late sixties 'til the end of 1972. During its active career the group didn't release any material, although they definitelty had much potential. In 1983 their drummer (at last) released the cassette 'Weil Es So Schön Perlt'. This tape featured live recordings of good sound quality, dating from June 1971. Now here's a great CD-edition of that tape, enriched with two bonus tracks.

Amon Düül - Paradieswärts Düül (Remastered) (1970/1997)

Posted By: Rtax
Amon Düül - Paradieswärts Düül (Remastered) (1970/1997)

Amon Düül - Paradieswärts Düül (Remastered) (1970/1997)
FLAC (tracks) - 240 MB | 44:05
Krautrock, Prog Rock | Label: Repertoire Records

Paradieswärts Düül Review by Ned Raggett
Surprisingly, the third Amon Düül album wasn't recorded at the jam session which produced the band's other major releases; even more surprisingly, Para Dieswärts sounded next to nothing like the other three. Out went the rough and ready drumming, stomping, and chanting; in went an extremely delicate sense of expansive songwriting, retaining the predilection for length (the shortest of the album's three songs was almost eight minutes long) but otherwise aiming at a new kind of tastefulness.

Ángel Ontalva & Vespero - Sada (2020) {Limited Edition}

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Ángel Ontalva & Vespero - Sada (2020) {Limited Edition}

Ángel Ontalva & Vespero - Sada (2020) {Limited Edition}
EAC Rip | WavPack (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 271 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 111 Mb
Full Scans ~ 62 Mb | 00:45:43 | RAR 5% Recovery
Progressive Rock / Psychedelic Rock / Fusion / Krautrock / Space Rock / Experimental
octoberXart #VMS VMS006

Sada is the second studio collaboration between Spanish guitarist Ángel Ontalva and beloved Russian space-prog-jazz-psych geniuses Vespero. The two previously broke ground on 2018’s ‘Carta Marina,’ which in turn led to the live album ‘Sea Orm Liventure’ before this latest work. Clearly, they have a good thing going, and they bring out the best in each other. I strongly recommend ALL of these albums. Ontalva and Vespero make a superb combination. Their works - all instrumental - remind me a great deal of Mahavishnu Orchestra. So kindle your inner mounting flame and come along for the ride.

Grobschnitt - Solar Music - Live (1978)

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Grobschnitt - Solar Music - Live (1978)

Grobschnitt - Solar Music - Live (1978)
EAC Rip | APE (image+.cue+log) - 294 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 127 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Metronome Musik (837 984-2)

Combining their trademark symphonic-progressive style with drummer and leader Eroc’s twisted, absurdist humor, Grobschnitt was among the most curious groups in Germany’s Krautrock scene. Essentially an extended, concert version of “Solar Music,” the group’s 30-minute plus studio instrumental masterwork from 1974’s Ballerman, Solar Music - Live is a fantastic live document recorded in 1978. Featuring stellar musicianship throughout from Eroc and classically-trained keyboardist Mist (Volker Kahrs), the group’s exhilarating cosmic jamming, spaced-out soloing, and splashy stage show (as evidenced by the pyrotechnics on the cover art) make this one of the essential live documents of the prog rock era.

Hairy Chapter - Can't Get Through / Eyes (1970-1971) [Reissue 1997]

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Hairy Chapter - Can't Get Through / Eyes (1970-1971) [Reissue 1997]

Hairy Chapter - Can't Get Through / Eyes (1970-1971) [Reissue 1997]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 402 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 147 MB | Covers - 7 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Second Battle (SB 038)

Founded in Germany during the late 60's, Hairy Chapter is a solid acid-garagey-free rockin band. This is reminiscence to the most marvellous krautrock acts (Amon Düül II, Guru Guru, Agitation Free, My solid Ground…). In 1969 they recorded the obscure Electric Sound for Dancing LP, followed by the catchy heavy-psychedelic called eyes (1970). In 1971 they recorded what is considered to be their most successful album (Can't Get Through). It has been produced by Dieter Dirks (Nektar, Ashra Tempel, Wallenstein, Passport…). The album features a collection of tripped out-blasting bluesy kraut improvs / songs, including some discreet acoustic ethno vibes.

A.R. & Machines - 71/17 Another Green Journey: Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (2022)

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A.R. & Machines - 71/17 Another Green Journey: Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (2022)

A.R. & Machines - 71/17 Another Green Journey: Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg (2022)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 353 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 153 Mb | 01:05:32
Krautrock, Psychedelic Rock | Label: BMG Rights Management

71/17 Another Green Journey – Live at Elbphilharmonie Hamburg” is a musical journey of discovery full of surprises and difficult to assign to a genre. Both the terms “Krautrock” and “Psychedelic Rock” do insufficient justice to the music of Achim Reichel with his solo project “AR & Machines” – the truth probably lies somewhere in between.

Da Capo - Da Capo (1972) [Reissue 2005]

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Da Capo - Da Capo (1972) [Reissue 2005]

Da Capo - Da Capo (1972) [Reissue 2005]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 201 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 97 MB | Covers - 130 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 109)

Until this release on Garden of Delights, the one and only LP of the Fürth-based band Da Capo couldn’t be heard yet on CD. Only 500 copies had been made then and half of them were destroyed. Thus, today the disc belongs to the most expensive three or four German rock records ever. But it doesn’t sound that very German at all. Its sound is more like West Coast, brand Grateful Dead, Quicksilver Messenger Service or Jefferson Airplane. The LP’s reviews reached from trivial to great. Legitimate re-releases on LP were the 1988 edition on Little Wing of Refugees (although in a completely different cover) and the 2004 edition on Amber Soundroom. The available release on Garden of Delights (hopefully) is everything you could possibly wish for concerning its representation.

Herbert F. Bairy - Traumspiel (1980) [Reissue 1990]

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Herbert F. Bairy - Traumspiel (1980) [Reissue 1990]

Herbert F. Bairy - Traumspiel (1980) [Reissue 1990]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 206 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 6 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: In-Akustik (inak 8612 CD)

A reissue of a real oddball album from 1980 by percussionist Bairy, who appears here with a large ensemble that includes a 2nd drummer/percussionist, synthesizers, Indian/eastern instruments, cello, clarinet, electric guitars and bass, trumpets, church organ, soprano sax and wordless male and female voices. Pretty wild and spacious, this is not a free-form blow out, but something that pretty much resembles the title of the work translated into English: "dream game". Two long tracks and two short tracks. Unusual and interesting and recommended.

Prosper - Broken Door (1975) [Reissue 2003]

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Prosper - Broken Door (1975) [Reissue 2003]

Prosper - Broken Door (1975) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 237 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 93 MB | Covers - 23 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock, Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 085)

German progressive rock with jazz and psych touches. Originally released in 1975. English lyrics combined with the excellent guitar playing of Evert Brettschneider make this a gem of a release. For a self-released debut this album is really well done and might compete with every professional production without a doubt. Limited to 500 copies 'Broken Door' is a very rare and searched vinyl coming from the early German prog rock history. Many thanks to the Garden Of Delights label which released this diversified album on compact disc in 2003.