KRAUTROCK
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RIP: Klaus Dinger of Neu! (and of early Kraftwerk, La Düsseldorf and La! Neu?), passed away on 21 March 2008.

RIP: Uwe Nettelbeck, founder and producer of Faust, passed away on 17 January 2007. Read more @ The Faust Pages.

RIP: Peter Leopold, the drummer with Amon Düul II, passed away on 8 November 2006

RIP: Michael Karoli / CAN (29 Apr 1948 - 17 Nov 2001)

RIP: Florian Fricke / Popol Vuh (23 Feb 1944 - 29 Dec 2001)

RIP: Thomas Dinger / Neu!, La Düsseldorf

Painting with Sound - The Life and Music of Hans-Joachim Roedelius

The first of a series of guides to Krautrock and electronica, now available online at http://www.meridianguides.com/.


Please note that some of the links below are not working, and I can only correct them later on; due to my own current lack of time! Apologies for any inconvenience.



General sites:

  • Deutschrock @ Psyche van het folk
  • German Rock Discography 1966-1979
  • Krautrock
  • krautrock.org.uk
  • Krautrock.De (Java & Javascript-enabled browser needed)
  • http://www.krautrocknet.com/
  • Krautrock @ Annexus
  • Krautrock @ Wikipedia
  • Krautrock: Kosmische Musik @ Neospheres (in French)
  • Krautrock @ Mixmaster Morris' A Site for Sore Ears
  • Krautrock @ George's Planet
  • Krautrock @ MusicTrade.Com (record collector information)
  • Krautrock @ Netbeat
  • Krautrock @ Tones & Drones
  • Krautrock by Dan Collett
  • Krautrock Online
  • Die Krautrockseite (mostly in German)
  • Musique Non-Stop @ The Dreaming Satellites
  • Articles:

  • Amon Düül II, Lester Bangs, unreleased liner notes, 1971
  • Amon Düül II, Edwin Pouncey, The Wire, February 1996
  • Brain Records, Patrick O'Hearn, Perfect Sound Forever, August 1998
  • Fragments of Krautrock History, The Sound Projector, April 2000
  • A Short History of The Can - Discography by Holger Czukay, Perfect Sound Forever, June 1997
  • Krautrock by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, July 1996
  • Kings of the Cosmos: Tangerine Dream et al. by Simon Reynolds, Observer Music Monthly, April 2007
  • Krautrock Kompendium in Kolour (PDF)
  • Krautrock by Andy McGill, Mojo, April 1997
  • The Real Krautrock Story by Klaus D. Müller, Perfect Sound Forever, July 1997
  • A Taste Of Krautrock by Patrick O'Hearn, Perfect Sound Forever, November 1997
  • The 34 Great Recordings of Can by Scott McFarland
  • Krautrock 75 by Carlos M. Pozo, Angbase, Fall 1997
  • Michael Rother and the Best of 70's German Rock: Neu! & Harmonia by Chris Twomey, Exclaim, February 1998
  • Recalling 'Germany Calling' and 'Deutsch Rock' (Revised Illustrated Edition) by David McConnell, 2000/2005
  • Bands, artists, producers and record labels:
    (NOTE: some links not working; patience...)

  • Agitation Free (official)
  • Agitation Free @ Wikipedia
  • Agitation Free (a French site)
  • Agitation Free @ Gibraltar
  • Amayana Records / AAR Records
  • Amon Düül I & II @ Wikipedia
  • Amon Düül
  • Amon Düül @ Netbeat
  • Amon Düül II (by Andy Gilham)
  • Amon Düül II (by Takeshi Takahashi)
  • Amon Düül II @ Gibraltar
  • Amon Düül II @ Ari.Net
  • Amon Düül II @ Netbeat
  • Amon Düül II / John Weinzierl (in collaboration with Robert Calvert) @ The Spirit Of The P/age
  • Anima @ Discogs
  • Annexus Quam @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Ash Ra Tempel / Ashra / Manuel Göttsching (official)
  • Ash Ra Tempel @ Wikipedia
  • Ash Ra Tempel @ Ari.Net
  • Ash Ra Tempel @ Gibraltar
  • Ash Ra Tempel @ Netbeat
  • Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching
  • Ash Ra Tempel / Manuel Göttsching @ Netbeat
  • Ash Ra Tempel / Timothy Leary @ Netbeat
  • Atlantis @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Peter Baumann @ Wikipedia
  • Birth Control
  • Birth Control @ Wikipedia
  • Peter Blegvad
  • Peter Blegvad @ Wikipedia
  • Brain Records @ Discogs
  • Brain Records @ Perfect Sound Forever
  • Brainticket
  • Brainticket @ Wikipedia
  • Bröselmaschine @ Wikipedia
  • Can / Spoon Records (Official Page)
  • Can @ Wikipedia
  • Can - The Unofficial Can Web Page (by John Clark)
  • Can
  • Can (2)
  • Can (by Mixmaster Morris)
  • Can (The Rough Guide To Rock)
  • Can @ Ari.Net
  • Can @ Mute Records
    ('Sacrilege' - a Can remix album on Mute Records)
  • Cluster @ Wikipedia
  • Cluster
  • Cluster @ Neuschnee
  • Cluster @ Netbeat
  • Tony Conrad (who recorded with Faust)
  • Tony Conrad @ Wikipedia
  • Cosmic Jokers @ Mixmaster Morris Site
  • The Cosmic Jokers (with Klaus Schulze)
  • The Cosmic Jokers
  • The Cosmic Jokers @ Discogs.com
  • Holger Czukay
  • Holger Czukay @ Wikipedia
  • Deuter @ Wikipedia
  • Dieter Dierks @ Wikipedia
  • Klaus Dinger @ Wikipedia
  • Klaus Dinger / NEU! / La Düsseldorf / Die Engel des Herrn / la!NEU?
  • Klaus Dinger / NEU! / La Düsseldorf / Die Engel des Herrn
  • Eela Craig @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Eiliff
  • Eloy @ Wikipedia
  • Embryo @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Epitaph
  • Epitaph (2)
  • Epitaph @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Faust
  • Faust (2)
  • Faust @ Wikipedia
  • Floh de Cologne @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Christopher Franke @ Wikipedia
  • Franz K. @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Edgar Froese @ Wikipedia
  • Peter Frohmader / Nekropolis
  • Florian Fricke @ Wikipedia
  • Frumpy @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Sergius Golowin @ Wikipedia
  • Sergius Golowin @ Netbeat
  • Grobschnitt @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Grönland Records
  • Guru Guru (official)
  • Guru Guru @ Wikipedia
  • Guru Guru
  • Guru Guru @ Netbeat
  • Manuel Göttsching @ Wikipedia
  • Harmonia @ Wikipedia
  • Harmonia
  • Hirudo
  • Hoelderlin @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Ralf Hütter @ Wikipedia
  • Ihre Kinder @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Ixthuluh
  • Ixthuluh @ Wikipedia
  • Jane (official)
  • Jane @ Wikipedia
  • Jane
  • Jeronimo @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Michael Karoli @ Wikipedia
  • Klangbad (a label of Faust's Hans Joachim Irmler)
  • Kosmische Kuriere @ Discogs
  • Kraan
  • Kraan @ Wikipedia
  • Kraftwerk @ pHinnWeb
  • Dagmar Krause
  • Dagmar Krause @ Wikipedia
  • La Düsseldorf @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Jaki Liebezeit @ Wikipedia
  • Lily @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Limbus 4 @ Discogs
  • Lucifer's Friend @ Wikipedia
  • Dieter Moebius @ Wikipedia
  • Nektar @ Wikipedia
  • Neu!
  • Neu! @ Wikipedia
  • Neu! - Neuschnee
  • NEU! - Grönland Records
  • Neu!
  • Neu! @ Ari.Net
  • Neu! @ Hyperreal
  • Neu (4)
  • Mani Neumeier @ Wikipedia
  • Mani Neumeier @ Netbeat
  • Novalis @ Wikipedia
  • Ohr Records @ Discogs
  • Organisation @ Wikipedia
  • P2O5 @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Conny Plank
  • Point Clear
  • Popol Vuh @ Wikipedia
  • Popol Vuh
  • Popol Vuh
  • Popol Vuh @ Gibraltar
  • Popol Vuh @ Netbeat
  • Proud Flesh @ Wikipedia
  • Ramses
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius (official)
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius @ Wikipedia
  • Michael Rother @ Wikipedia
  • Sahara / Subject Esq. @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Irmin Schmidt @ Wikipedia
  • Florian Schneider @ Wikipedia
  • Conrad Schnitzler @ Wikipedia
  • Conrad Schnitzler
  • Conrad Schnitzler (2)
  • Klaus Schulze - The Official Website
  • Klaus Schulze @ Wikipedia
  • Shades of Dawn
  • Slapp Happy @ Wikipedia
  • Spacebox / Uli Trepte
  • Spalax Music @ Netbeat (a label with loads of Krautrock artists and releases)
  • Spalax Music @ Wikipedia
  • Damo Suzuki
  • Damo Suzuki @ Wikipedia
  • Tangerine Dream (official site)
  • Tangerine Dream @ Wikipedia
  • Thirsty Moon @ Wikipedia
  • Uli Trepte @ Wikipedia
  • Tritonus @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Triumvirat @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Waldschrat @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Wallenstein @ Wikipedia (in German)
  • Wallenstein @ Gibraltar
  • Wallenstein @ Netbeat
  • Witthüser & Westrupp @ Wikipedia
  • Xhol (Caravan)
  • Xhol Caravan @ Wikipedia
  • Interviews:

  • Amon Düül II - Chris Karrer & John Weinzierl
  • Holger Czukay
  • Manuel Göttsching
  • Hans-Joachim Roedelius
  • Michael Rother
  • Conrad Schnitzler
  • Klaus Schulze
  • Others:

  • Kosmische Club
  • Mailing lists:

  • Krautrock Mailing List (send "subscribe isi" in message body).
    Also: Krautrock Mailing List Digest Version (send "subscribe isi-digest" in message body).

  • Krautrock II Yahoo Group.
    "This is the best spot for Krautrock on Yahoo! This group started out as Krautrock back in March 2001, but now it has evolved into Krautrock II. Join up and take part in our exciting features, photos, polls, and audio."

  • Krautrocknet Mailing List

    Discussion, news and mailing list for the ultimate Krautrock Portal - www.krautrocknet.com - MP3s, radio, news, reviews, links, CDs for sale - all things Kosmische! For fans of Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Amon Düül, Can, Guru Guru, Ash Ra Temple, Agitation Free, Neu, Klaus Schulze, Faust et al. plus new Kosmiche influenced combos from the Cosmos - Circle, Mushroom, RMI, Escapade...
    We want to know what you're listening to, any recommendations, news groups, what other Krautrock websites are out there. Whether you're a fan, a musician, a designer, this group is there for you to use and abuse!!"
  • Agitation Free Mailing List.
    "This mailing list is for the purpose of discussing the activities (past, present, and future) of the seminal cosmic-rock/progressive group Agitation Free from Berlin, Germany. And also their labelmates (mostly contemporary 70s German bands now defunct) on the Garden of Delights (formerly Penner) record label. Postings in English and/or German are acceptable, and discussion related to other 'family tree' member bands such as Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Tempel, and Os Mundi is also encouraged. As Agitation Free is planning new releases and worldwide touring, the intent of the list is to create interest in North America and elsewhere. Join us and help form a network that can succeed in bringing this novel music to our neighbourhood."

  • Deutsch-Nepal.
    "The Deutsch-Nepal List is the discussion forum for fans of Krautrock, psychedelia and electronic music from the 1960's to the present."

  • TripRock.
    "TripRock is a discussion list for all forms of Space Music and early Acid Rock (UK style), from dark ambient to Krautrock."

  • Krautrock Blogs:

  • (No) Krautrock Story (in French)
  • Krautrock Message Boards:

  • Radio KRMB, The Original Krautrock Message Board
  • Krautrock IRC Channels:

  • #krautrock on irc.dal.net
  • Krautrock @ MySpace:

  • Amon Düül
  • Amon Düul II
  • Ash Ra Tempel
  • Can
  • Can
  • Cluster
  • Holger Czukay
  • La Düsseldorf
  • Faust
  • Manuel Göttsching
  • Manuel Göttsching (official fansite)
  • Harmonia
  • Neu!
  • Neu!
  • Popol Vuh
  • Roedelius/Cluster/Harmonia
  • Roedelius (book)
  • Irmin Schmidt & Kumo
  • Klaus Schulze & Guenter Schickert - Rare Home Session

    Krautrock videos @ YouTube:

  • Krautrock (search results)
  • Related sites:

  • Acid Mothers Temple - the Japanese cult band worth checking out for Krautrock fans
  • Aural Innovations Magazine
  • Baader-Meinhof
  • Robert Calvert - The Spirit Of The P/Age
  • Captain Trip Records. An excellent Japanese label of interest to anyone into Krautrock, postrock and related.
  • CD Euroxpress. A mail order service company specializing primarily in rare, collectible and hard to find import music CDs and LPs. Their forte is Progressive and Psychedelic rock music from 60s & 70s, including Krautrock.
  • Circle - Finland's finest in Krautrock tradition
  • Crawdaddy Simon's Rock'N'Roll Homepage
  • DURP - Die Ultimative Review Page für Progressive Rock/Metal
  • Fast and Bulbous. A radio show BCB Radio in Bradford, England on Wednesday nights at 10pm. A lot of Krautrock/prog/Beefheart/Zappa/RIO on the show as well as some newer stuff and the occasional interview; with a live RealAudio relay at http://www.bcb.yorks.com.
  • Germany HQ: German Rock
  • H.R. Giger
  • The Greatest Rock Albums (album cover art, also Krautrock)
  • The History of Electronic Music @ pHinnWeb
  • Julian Cope Presents Head Heritage
  • Kaleidoscope Records - a small, independent record shop near Liverpool, England, buying and selling new and secondhand vinyl and CDs, and specialising in Krautrock, Leftfield, Indie-Alternative music. With secure on-line ordering and mail order.
  • Lensflare, spacerock/Krautrock-type of electronic excursions from Italy.
  • Neuro Links @ pHinnWeb
  • Perfect Sound Forever: Music E-Zine
  • Post-Rock
  • Progressive Newsletter
  • PsYcHeDeLiC MuSiC. 1960s and 70s psychedelic sound around the world, featuring Krautrock.
  • Radio KRMB
  • RAF - Die Rote-Armee-Fraktion (in German)
  • Receptor Sight. An experimental duo cheavily influenced by Can, Tangerine Dream, etc.
  • Roland's Homepage: Deutschrock - German Rock - Progressive Music
  • Sthoerfunk. A small free radio station in the Southern Germany that plays Krautrock en masse (they also have several exclusive Guru Guru live concerts, and so on).
  • Sugarbush Records. UK-based online record shop. Vinyl records. Psych, prog, 60s & 70s.
  • TAFCOM Media - Radio Free Kansas, USA: Real Audio Progressive Music
  • Think Progressive, a German progressive label.
  • The Triad Radio Pages (features also many Krautrock bands)
  • The Wire - the best music magazine around at the moment!


    And for more mind-blowing sounds, don't forget to check:

    Beyond The Calico Wall: 60's Psychedelic Garage Rock @ pHinnWeb



  • Krautrocksampler
by Julian Cope

    Bibliography:


  • Asbjørnsen, Dag Erik: Cosmic Dreams At Play. Distributed by Borderline Productions. 1996. ISBN: 1-899855-01-7.

  • Bussy, Pascal: The Can Book. S.A.F.

  • Cope, Julian: Krautrocksampler. One Head's Guide to the Great Kosmiche Musik - 1968 Onwards. Head Heritage, U.K., 140 pp., 1996. ISBN 3-925817-86-7.

  • Freeman, Steven & Alan: The Crack in the Cosmic Egg. Encyclopedia of Krautrock, Kosmische Musik & Other Progressive, Experimental & Electronic Musics from Germany. Audion Publications, 288 pp., 2. print 1997.

  • Thompson, Dave: Space Daze - The History & Mystery of Electronic Ambient Space Rock. Cleopatra, 1994.



  • The Crack In The
Cosmic Egg

    More info:
    Audion publications "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg"
    Audion Magazine
    Ultima Thule shop & mail order -
    e-mail address...

    ultimathule-audion@ukonline.co.uk



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