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Well, next to nothing.
Who's going to change my life?
I'm a right novice to Krautrock.
Some early early Kraftwerk had members of can playin with them and its alot more rocky.
The early Kraftwerk stuff was with members of Neu! You can download an early radio session here http://dimmuborghild.blogspot.com/2006/07/kraftwerk-k4-bremen-radio-1971.html
And yes, it's nothing like the later Kraftwerk stuff.
I said I was a novice hehe
I saw that it was the German version but thanx for the warning :)
so I'm umming and ahhing over whether to buy that. Might help me keep my German up actually.
Neu '75, that's a good "in".
Also Faust IV has proper songs on it.
aka "a musically meaningless term, except if you mean that-with-a-motorik-beat"
Amon Duul II - Yeti
Can - Ege Basmaytghgf
try Fujiya and Miyagi. Their new album is streaming over at Pitchfork, just about to listen. Transparent Things is one of my top 10 albums ever.
is a perfect introduction song, then get into more Can & Neu. you will probably find yr own way after then
it ain't really a genre. It's more of a phenomenon of a bunch of like-minded people from different parts of West Germany aiming towards a more artful sense of rock and electronic music loosely defined between about 1968 and 1980. In terms of music, Guru Guru have little in common with Harmonia, for example. The term 'Krautrock' isn't generally referred to describe just any West German band of the time, bearing in mind there was an awful lot of bad stodgy hard rock being made during the same period...for example, Scorpions were making their first records in the early 70's! Unfortunately, Krautrock has become a word used by lazy rock critics to describe any band that tends toward hypnotic grooves.
it's not written in an academic way but more like you're sat in a pub with him and he's just there telling you about all these bands he loves. his genuine love for all the bands really comes through.
the first neu! album is great. 'hallogallo' just pre-empts loadsa one-chord stuff by DECADES (see: spiders(kidsmoke) by wilco, 'djed' by tortoise stereolab's entire pre-97 output et al.)
Amon Duul II
Faust (get Faust + Dalek)
Van Der Graf Generator
then there is quite a lot of modern bands producing the same noisy madness...
Ex Models - Chrome Panthers
(look into some bands with:) Julian Cope
just google it... there is too much
"During the summer of 1972, best remembered for the bloodshed of the Munich Olympics, the 5-man Dusseldorf instrumental group German Oak entered the Luftschutzbunker (Air Raid Shelter) studio to record their first, eponymous album. The purpose of recording in a bunker was to recreate the feelings experienced by German soldiers during the Allied invasion of 1944. The strange acoustic conditions in the bunker made the music, which was a series of long, spacious guitar jams, sound distant and filled with echo. Julian Cope, in his in-depth review of the album, describes the bands sound in unequivocal terms …imagine a brutally recorded, brazen and ultra-skeletal industrial white funk played with all the claw-handed technique of the Red Crayola recording their famous Hurricane Fighting Plane. This is the sound of German Oak."