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Tag Archives: Krautrock

Can – Mother Sky

A huge motorik monolith from the Cologne Krautrock darlngs. A classic track from the 1970 album ‘Soundtracks’.

“I say madness is too pure like Mother Sky”.


Can – Moonshake

We honour Holger Czukay, who sadly passed away, with this mantric, propulsive banger from Can’s 1973 album ‘Future Days’.

Kraftwerk – Heavy Metal Kids

This is from the 1st phase of Kraftwerk, where they sounded like NEU! as imagined by Faust (the NEU! connection was obviously due to the fact that Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother were the rhythmic backbone of this incarnation). This is from some live material from 1971, about a year after they released their absolutely stunning debut album on Phillips; and is definitely in the same vein. Ralf Hütter was taking a break around this time, so this is essentially NEU! with Florian Schneider. (Kraut) Rock on!

Faust – Hurricane

Stomping Avant-Rock from the German Daddies of the “genre”, which is from their great 1997 album ‘You Know Faust’; an album that felt more like the return of Faust than their reformation ‘debut’, 1995’s ‘Rien’.

Guru Guru – Meaning of Meaning

Some spaced out “hairy” Kraut from the bands 1971 album ‘Hinten’. This band are much maligned by the Kosmische elitists (all praise Can/Faust/NEU!/Cluster/Kraftwerk), but their early albums, whilst not reaching the heights of aforementioned A listers, are certainly not in the realms of Jane, Birth Control, et al. This is still more Kraut than Blues Rock etc. Dive in.

Amon Düül II – Tables Are Turned

A sweet, lovely folk number from the Krautrock collective, in their inimitable style; from their 1972 album ‘Carnival in Babylon’.

Faust – Party 9

A track destined for the never released 1975 album ‘Faust V’, ‘Party 9’ delivers the kind of off kilter motorik Krautrock that can only have come from a band as mercurial and wayward as Faust. One may also recognise the first section of this track from another piece from the shelved ‘Faust V’, the number titled ‘Munic/Yesterday’. It really says something when the stuff from the cutting room floor is as strong as this. All hail Faust!

Faust – Lights Flickr

Faust (or is it now faUSt?) return with some gnarly noise Rock. This is from their forthcoming album ‘Fresh Air’. You can’t keep the old Krautrockers down.

Can – Live in Germany, Soest 1970

What better way to pay tribute to the passing of the incredible Jaki Liebezeit than posting a Can live gig from their Damo-era heyday. Oh to have been there.

Can – One More Night

R.I.P Jaki Liebezeit.

May the infinite be as perfect as your drumming.

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