let's have a general thread dedicated to Krautrock, Berlin School, early Ambient and 70s Proggy Electronic shit.
Krautrock essentials for me please? So far I've listened to Neu! and I've loved every second of it. I love Kraftwerk and I've listened to Autobahn, The Man-Machine, Radio-activity and Tour de France.
I don't want to think in terms of essential and non-essential, but here are some recommendations:
- Popol Vuh
- La Düsseldorf
- Rufus Zuphall
Was für die anderen Abweichungen sind, das sind für mich die Daten, die meinen Kurs bestimmen.
I compiled a list a while ago and I'm posting it. It's not just Krautrock, also has other stuff like Stockhausen. Hope you enjoy it.
Everyone's favorite Berlin School albums? It needs more love here.
Gebiete urbar zu machen, auf denen bisher nur der Wahnsinn wuchert. Vordringen mit der geschliffenen Axt der Vernunft und ohne rechts noch links zu sehen, um nicht dem Grauen anheimzufallen, das aus der Tiefe des Urwalds lockt.
Haruomi Hosono's Cochin Moon is an obvious choice.
Tangerine Dream is easy. For that:
Klaus Schulze - "X", Mirage
Peter Baumann - Romance '76
Christopher Franke - The London Concert
Robert Schroder - Harmonic Ascendant
Redshift - s/t
Great album, yeah? I used to hate it, but listening to his other ambient works like his coincidental music and his wonderful "Philharmony" puts it in better perspective.
Thanks for the suggestions. Currently filling my player with Cluster for work, but I have those queued on Soulseek!
Fun little basic question, but what it y'all's favorite Krautrock album? Just asking to see if there'll be anything interesting I haven't listened to yet. I have been really digging this genre. My two favorites are probably Yeti by Amon Duul II and Hosiana Mantra by Popol Vuh
what do i do with the genre after Phaedra? I loved the 2nd track. the mellotron was absolutely beautiful
yeah iit isnt as intense obviously because he isnt in hell anymore : P so it isnt really as dramatic but its still beautifuly written and cool i mean iferno is just a hard act to follow so it s understandable that it isnt quiteas good
theres a part at the end of a canto wheere dante just rants about politics like not even in the context of the narrative its like 30 tercets of him just sad and mad about florence and how fractured italy is hheh he was very passionate
Ohh yeah I'd like to leave hell it'd be better to not be in hell I think... I didn't know he was mad about how fractured Italy was – is that why he wrote w/ the like 'multi-dialect'? That's all I know about Dante and also that he was aware that people might interpret things different than him
Right now I'm reading mostly for class –Merchant of Venice for one class, a lot of historical stuff, a lot of great poetry like Robert Creeley you should read him if you haven't :) and on my own time have just been reading "Leaving the Atocha Station" by Ben Lerner which is good