Posts Tagged ‘Krautrock’
Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2013
To those who have been following Roadburn over the years, it won’t as very much of a surprise to know that we’re obsessed with the synth dominated, galactic travels of Popul Vuh, Ashra Tempel and Tangerine Dream, bands who helped to pioneer Kosmische Musik back in the early 70s.
As children of the heady 60s and heavy 70s, we aim to project a path through the depths of the cosmos by way of our little festival, and we’re excited to announce that E-musikgruppe Lux Ohr will map out this journey into the unknown on Saturday, April 12th at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Hailing from Finland, E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr traverse the same kometenbahn as the aforementioned innovators, and deliver a modern yet authentic take on the spirit of Germany’s electronic and experimental rock of the 1970s.
E-musikgruppe Lux Ohr take the musical structures of their cosmic forefathers, but they distill and refine it by adding the best elements of 1980s chilled out techno to their sonic amalgamation, creating an ethereal experience that never finds itself drifting aimlessly.
All the members of E-musikgruppe Lux Ohr have been active in various underground scenes for a long time: Kimi Kärki is the founder and guitarist of doom metal bands Reverend Bizarre and Lord Vicar and a psychedelic, progressive band called Orne. Ismo Virta leads a folk prog band called Kosmos and also makes up a dark ambient duo Dystopia with Pertti Grönholm.
Besides Dystopia, Grönholm is known for his techno, house and ambient projects such as Corporate 09. Jaakko Penttinen has a background in various punk bands such as Forca Macabra, but is nowadays better known for his ambient and space rock projects such as Galactic Travellers (with Ismo Virta and others).
Join these space cadets on their quest for distant horizons.
Roadburn Festival 2014 will run for four days from Thursday, April 10th to Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Tags: E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr, Ismo Virta, Jaakko Penttinen, Kimi Kärki, Kometenbahn, Krautrock, Pertti Grönholm, Psyhedelica, Roadburn, Roadburn 2014, Roadburn Festival, Roadburn Festival 2014, Svart records
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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) , […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]