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KRAUTROCK - MUSIC FOR YOUR BRAIN

Various Artists (Concept albums & Themed compilations)

 

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Alucard
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4 stars I took advantage of a longer train ride to listen to this 6CD collection(8 hours). First remark, even so the term Krautrock is used in a more or less wider meaning, I would change the title Krautrock, Music For Your Brain (kind of a pun, the majority of the tracks coming from the Brain label) to German Rock 1969 to1977 to be more explicit. The compilation has a strong accent on Heavy Prog, about half of the compilation with Jane (having the biggest slice with about 50 minutes) Lucifer's Friend, Eloy (early phase) King Ping Meh, Curly Curve, Birth Control, Scorpions, and Weed (with Ken Hensley) A good idea to introduce two of the German Proto Rock bands, The Rattles and Wonderland (both counting the German Rock godfather Achim Reichel among their members) and two bestselling singles The Witch and Moscow. The symphonic side is presented by Grobschnitt and Novalis and the electronic side by one long Klaus Schulze track The Düsseldorf connection is presented by La Düsseldorf, Harmonia and Cluster; the experimental side by Can and Faust; the jazz Rock side by Embryo and Kraan. and the R&B side by Atlantis and Randy Pie. (Atlantis released an excellent live record, that is presented here with one track. Only a couple of German sung tracks : two by Grobschnitt, and one each by Novalis, Hölderlin and Prof.Wolff.(my major discovery on this boxset) An excellent idea to introduce some of the lesser known bands like Cravinkel, Os Mundi, Lava, Sperrmüll, Gomorrha and Odin. Under the line a good compilation that gives a good overview over German Rock of the 70's with a strong accent on the Heavy Prog side.

Alucard | 4/5 |

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