Posts Tagged ‘Krautrock’

E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr To Bring Kosmische Musik To Roadburn Festival 2014

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.

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Album of the day: E-Musikgruppe Lux Ohr – Kometenbahn

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) , […]

Album of the day: Neptune Towers – Caravans To Empire Algol

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 […]

Album of the day: Maserati – Maserati VII

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 […]

Album of the day: Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock

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 […]

Album of the day: Obelyskkh – White Lightnin

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 […]

Album of the day: Camera – Radiate

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 […]

Album of the day: Locrian – The Clearing/The Final Epoch

Posted on Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from 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 […]

Album of the day: Sylvester Anfang II – Latitudes

Posted on Friday, March 16th, 2012

Praise for Sylvester Anfang II‘s Latitudes from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: It’s been more than 2 years since we last heard from this Flemish free-noise post-kraut avant-psych collective, and strangely, this Latitudes session was recorded back in 2010, so while it’s technically a new releases, the actual status of this […]

Album of the day: People of the North – Steep Formations

Posted on Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Praise for People of the North‘s Steep Formations from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Record number two from this Oneida offshoot, two long form pieces, both heavily drum driven, spaced out, psychedelic and very very rhythmic, beholden for sure to the many minimalist greats that came before, not to mention heavily […]

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