Revisiting Krautrock

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UKRuss
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Revisiting Krautrock

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:18 pm

These guys sure did freak out with their Kosmische music. I like the whole era of history in Germany at the time.

Neu!, Guru Guru, Harmonia, La Dusseldorf, Tangerine Dream, Popol Vuh, Agitation Free, and of course Can and Amon Duul I and II. Leading up to Kraftwerk of course.

That first Neu! album is unreal , fuck swing, straight is what it's all about: check

HalloGallo - Neu! on the tube, no links from worky.

I am also loving a lot, Popol Vuh - Einsjager und Siebenjager.

Insane hippy shit but great nonetheless!

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by towers of silence » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:45 pm

I'm with you, I love krautrock. It's amazing how timeless some of those records sound now, especially the Neu! and Harmonia discs, they were really forward thinking, and I could easily pick one up now and assume it was contemporary. Good stuff...

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by leedsquietman » Wed Jan 20, 2010 2:50 pm

+1

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by oblique strategies » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:03 pm

Popol Vuh made some of my favorite music ever: the soundtracks to Werner Herzog movies:

Aguirre, the Wrath of God
Nosferatu the Vampyre
Heart of Glass
Even Dwarfs Started Small
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser
Fitzcarraldo
Cobra Verde
The Great Ecstasy of Woodcarver Steiner

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by MacGuffin » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:04 pm

Neu! - Hallogallo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldJ4DZkwHIs


this is also one of my personal classics, I love that record.

in a way it's sort of proto-techno, jamming on one chord, steady repetitive beat, the mixing engineer is "playing" the console. amazing really.

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:17 pm

It is a great track, just love the 'motorik' riddim.

Oblique...I didn't know that with the Werner Herzog movies and Popol Vuh, must check those.

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by oblique strategies » Wed Jan 20, 2010 3:22 pm

UKRuss wrote: Oblique...I didn't know that with the Werner Herzog movies and Popol Vuh, must check those.
You will love it. Wonderful. It's some of the most perfect meshing of music & cinema I've ever experienced. Hypnotizes you & puts you into a dream...

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by towers of silence » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:32 pm

oblique strategies wrote:
UKRuss wrote: Oblique...I didn't know that with the Werner Herzog movies and Popol Vuh, must check those.
You will love it. Wonderful. It's some of the most perfect meshing of music & cinema I've ever experienced. Hypnotizes you & puts you into a dream...

Yeah, the movies are great to begin with but Popol Vuh really adds a significant amount to the experience. Herzog is pretty awesome in general, though. And German, so he fits right in with the krautrock thread I suppose...

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by UKRuss » Wed Jan 20, 2010 4:38 pm

Niiiiice!

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by dmcm » Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:50 pm

If you haven't seen this BBC Krautrock documentary from last year, saddle up and enjoy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3B89-69icyc

;)

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by JuanSOLO » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:02 pm

a personal favorite would be Geld - by La Dusseldorf.

Love that song.

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by Big V » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:19 pm

jazz is a woman's tongue in your mouth
cool, licking you slowly, revolving around
inside your cheeks.
letting you know who's come to visit.

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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by oddstep » Wed Jan 20, 2010 7:31 pm

hollywood by cluster. Roughly four minutes holiday in utopia.


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Re: Revisiting Krautrock

Post by steko » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:59 pm

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