The freaks at Höga Nord Rekords release yet another monstrously good EP, this time from Sweden’s mighty neo-Kraut rockers Flowers Must Die. There are pulses and waves of heavy psych that remind one of Amon Düül II and Guru Guru. Lovely stuff.
[Music] VI!VI!VI! – II
Many thanks to Audion Magazine legend Alan Freeman for turning me on to this heavy French band who have Faust and La STPO connections. Very loud, and definitely acolytes of Faust!
[Music] Säure Adler – Polnische Kassette
I don’t know if Säure Adler will ever surpass their Krautrock masters, but on this release, they’re really getting close. This was one of the most enjoyable forays into tripsville I’ve had in a while. It was nice to hear the floaty, beefy, textured tunes over a good set of speakers while relaxing before work. Truly a pleasant experience.
[Music] THREE DECADES OF POPOL VUH. — dereksmusicblog
Derek’s Music Blog posts a treasure of an article documenting the greatest of Kosmisch Musik bands, Popol Vuh. May Florian Fricke rest in peace knowing that his legacy remains.
Three Decades Of Popol Vuh. In West Germany in the early seventies, a number of groundbreaking bands were formed including one of the most important, innovative and influential bands in the history of German music, Popol Vuh. Over the next three decades Popol Vuh. established a reputation for releasing ambitious and innovative music that influenced the next generation of musicians. This was the case from the release of Popol Vuh’s 1970 debut […]
[Music] Various Artists – The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records: Kosmische Musik
[Music] Conrad Schnitzler & Bernhard Wöstheinrich – 20070709
Conrad Schnitzler was a legendary electronic music composer who passed away in 2011. Four years beforehand, he collaborated with a young fellow German musician called Bernhard Wöstheinrich, who was well over 30 years his junior. The collaboration produced one hour-long track which builds, grinds, throbs and swells in a way that is abrasive, yet pleasant.
The release is on Iatepus Media, and you can read notes from their album on the label site.
[Music] Holger Czukay – Blessed Easter
Legendary Can bassist and recording engineer Holger Czukay passed away today. He was 79 years old.
Pitchfork Magazine reports about his passing here.
Many thanks to my friend, Michael Schneider, for posting this video, which we share in Holger’s honor.
Rest in peace.
[Music] F.G. Experimental Laboratory – Journey Into A Dream (1975)
Fine Kraut from the Swiss project F.G. Experimental Laboratory, the alias of organist Fredy Guye.
[Music] Can – Geheim (Half Past One) [Peel Sessions]
[Music] Twenty Sixty Six and Then – Winter
Fine, heavy, expansive Krautrock from one of the better German bands of the era, 2066 (Twenty Sixty Six) and Then.