Posts Tagged ‘Krautrock’
Posted on Sunday, March 31st, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Well even with a basic grasp of German you should know what an Autobahn is and with Kometbahn it’s not difficult to guess we are heading to space along with the comet’s path. Then there is the name of the band (E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr) , one could say sounds a bit Kraut and that would not actually be rude as there is such a form of widely accepted music known as Krautrock.
Worked it out yet? Well probably not quite, as although I had arrived at the style of music correctly I would not have guessed that it was being done by a bunch of crazy Finns from their “deep space agency.”
That is exactly what we have here though and amongst these mad boffins of technological sound exploration we have members united to the cause such as Kimi Kärki of Reverend Bizarre and Lord Vicar teamed up with others from musical backgrounds as disparate as punk, folk-prog and even techno house and ambient acts.
Musically if you are into instrumental music and lots of synthesizers playing sci-fi enhanced music that takes you into the stars, country of origin is inconsequential. It is quickly obvious that this lot hit the nail on the head with their retro futurist (yeah a paradoxical but apt description) music.
‘Prolog In Himmel’ does actually start with some vocorder voices that sound like they are transmitted from a far off planet, possibly one now rendered extinct due to the time they have taken to beam down to earth. It sets the mood up nicely for ‘Nachgeist’ ebbing in with cold pulses escaping from the frigid landscape of Carpenter’s Thing and swooshing with slow and quiet pulses and meandering guitar work.
As the guitar sound builds I am waiting for the unmistakable voice of Dave Brock to join in as it sounds very much like the ghost of Huw Lloyd-Langton at work here. Melody is quite mournful here, I am drawn back to thinking of a deceased civilisation and
Continue reading: E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr – Kometenbahn (Svart) | Ave Noctum
Posted on Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
We are extremely excited to announce that Michael Rother (accompanied by Berlin’s very own Camera) will present the music of NEU! and Harmonia at the Roadburn 2013 Afterburner on Sunday, April 21st, 013 venue, Tilburg, Holland. Founding member of the legendary Krautrock pioneers NEU! and part of the innovative Harmonia, ...read more
Posted on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
We are thrilled to announce that Berlin’s very own Camera will bring their neo-krautrock antics to Roadburn Festival 2013 on Saturday, April 20th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. Using clever guerilla tactics, the trio has taken Krautrock to the streets, making the magical achievements of German musical pioneers ...read more
Posted on Saturday, November 10th, 2012
Praise for Neptune Towers’ Caravans To Empire Algol from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: We love Fenriz. Not just cuz he’s the drummer from legendary black metal duo Darkthrone, but cuz he’s a funny, super opinionated, black metal mouthpiece, whose musical knowledge, especially when it comes to metal, but well beyond, are ...read more
Posted on Thursday, October 25th, 2012
We are super excited to announce that seminal krautrock / psych / post-rock heavyweights Maserati will be appearing at Roadburn 2013 on Thursday, April 18 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, Holland. Their style is rather atypical post-rock, combining krautrock rhythms inspired by the likes of Neu!, space rock in ...read more
Posted on Monday, October 8th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: In the Simpsons episode “A Milhouse Divided”, Marge and Homer renew their vows. Homer‘s self-written vows include a series of “sickness and in health” dualities, one of which is “in quiet solitude or blasting across the alkali flats in a jet-powered, monkey-navigated…” Rev. Lovejoy doesn’t finish ...read more
Posted on Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: For better and worse, audacity is an essential aspect of Aluk Todolo. After all, for the bulk of the last decade, the French trio of black metal veterans has attempted an unwieldy mission– to set the dark sounds of their past to the typically kaleidoscopic expanses ...read more
Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Having been labelled as the ‘Phantom Of German Doom’ because of their self-proclaimed abstinence from record releases, the German doom merchants Obelyskkh have suddenly become prolific in the art of committing their work to wax lately with their latest slab White Lightnin following hot ...read more
Posted on Sunday, September 2nd, 2012
Praise for Camera‘s Radiate from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: German band Camera definitely belong on the Bureau B label, who have brought us quite a few killer krautrock reissues over the years (including the recent Record Of The Week by Gunter Schickert). But – this isn’t a reissue! Camera are ...read more
Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: For the past eight years, prolific experimental / noise trio Locrian have been generating imaginative sounds and gaining ecstatic reviews for their multi-genre, atmospheric interfusions. The band’s first release for new label Relapse, The Clearing / The Final Epoch, is a CD re-release of ...read more