Hard Rock/Heavy Progressive Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock/Krautrock Germany 1970s (Tracks) Armaggedon – “Round”

Armaggedon – “Round” Track’s Video on YouTube

Category/Music Genres :

Hard Rock/Heavy Progressive Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock/Krautrock Germany 1970s (Tracks)

Band :

Armaggedon (Berlin, Germany)

Track :

“Round” (written by Manfred Galatik) A1 track (opening track) included on the album “Armaggedon”, recorded on 25th to 29th July and 4th to 5th August 1970

Album :

“Armaggedon” released on Kuckuck Records ( 2375 003) in 1970

Armaggedon – “Armaggedon” Album cover photo (front)

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This German release from 1970 is an absolute belter of an album. Prog rock with psychedelic edges, Anglo-American inspired bluesrock with complex structures, the guitar of Frank Diez drives this one all the way.

Armaggedon / Armaggedon (1970) is the third album of record label ‘Kuckuck Schallplatten’ (Catalogue: LP (Kuckuck 1970) – No, 2375 003/1103-2).
It’s been reissued in 1990 by Ohrwaschl Munich, based on the original master tapes (Catalogue: CD (Ohrwaschl 1990) – No. OWoo3).
It’s been reissued in March 2011 by Esoteric recordings, they say it’s based on the original master tapes and that it was mastered in London (Catalogue: CD (Esoteric Reactive 2009) – No. ereacd 1016).
There is also a vinyl reprint from 2009 by Missing Vinyl, Athens/Greece. (LP (Missing Vinyl 2009) – No MV009).

Kuckuck Schallplatten is a German record label founded in Munich in August 1969 by Eckart Rahn, Mal Sondock and the advertising agency ConceptData in Munich, growing out of Eckart Rahn’s music publishing company E.R.P. Musikverlag (which was founded on April 1, 1968). It was distributed by Deutsche Grammophon (Polydor). It’s the first German progressive rock-label. It is now the longest-surviving independent label in Germany, possibly the world. Most of its recordings have been reissued on CD, and all are now available as downloads via iTunes/Apple.

Line-up :

Frank Diez – Lead Guitar, Vocals
Manfred Galatik – Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
Michael Nürmberg – Bass, Rhythm Guitar
Jürgen Lorenzen – Drums
Peter Seeger – Vocals, left the band because of health problems before they recorded their one and only LP

Credits :

Arranged By – Armaggedon

Cover – Concept Dat

Engineer – Thomas ”Django” Klemt

Photography By – Atelier Hudalla

Producer – Eckart Rahn

Companies :

Recorded At – Union Studios, Munich

Printed By – Gerhard Kaiser GmbH

Manufactured By – Deutsche Grammophon GmbH

Track-list :

01 – Round (4:12), written by Manfred Galatik
02 – Open (7:31), written by Frank Diez
03 – Oh Man (6:01), written by Frank Diez/Jonas Porst
04 – Rice Pudding (9:40), written by Jeff Beck/Ron Wood/Nick Hopkins/Tony Newman
05 – People Talking (5:02), written by Frank Diez/Manfred Galatik
06 – Better By You, Better Than Me (4:36), written by Gary Wright

Armaggedon – “Armaggedon” Album cover photo (back)/Tracklist photo

Armageddon - Armageddon (1970) - Krautrock - Album - Kuckuck Records

Information related to the band :
The band of the excellent guitar player Frank Diez played British inspired bluesrock with complex structures. They recorded only one single album “Armageddon”, which was published in 1970 on the Kuckuck label and is one of the best hardrock albums of the early seventies. Unfortunately, it remained unnoticed.
Information related to the album/track :
Asbjørnsen, Dag Erik: Cosmic Dreams at Play – A guide to German Progressive and Electronic Rock (Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-01-7)”
Armaggedon’s self-titled album is a heavy progressive masterpiece with excellent, Hendrix-influenced guitar work and vocals by Frank Diez. Armaggedon was the start of Diez long and impressive career. Their album has six tracks, and two of them are cover versions. Most impressive is the 10-minute version of Jeff Beck Group’s “Rice Pudding”. This track has some of the greatest heavy guitar riffing to appear on a German record. Their version of Spooky Tooth’s “Better By You, Better Than Me” is also competent enough. In addition, both Frank Diez and Manfred Galatik wrote great songs, as typified by the tracks “People Talking” and “Open”. Michael Nürnberg and Jürgen Lorenzen provide a strong backing. Demand for the group was poor way back in 1970, and Armaggedon soon broke up. Diez later plays with Randy Pie, Karthago, Ihre Kinder (singer: Klaus Kinski), Emergency, Atlantis, Eric Burdon’s Fire Departement, Peter Maffay Band, Konstantin Wecker, Electric Blues Duo. Luckily the Armaggedon album is released on CD in 1991 with a sharp and clean digitally remastered sound (in a limited edition of 1,000 numbered copies).
Photos related to the album/track :
Armaggedon – “Armaggedon Album cover photo (front)
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Armaggedon – “Armaggedon Album photo (A’ Side)
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Photos related to the band :
From left to right: Jürgen Lorenzen, Frank Diez, Michael Nürnberg and Manfred Galatik
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Armaggedon Kuckuck’s flyer
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Ambient/Berlin School/Electronic/Experimental/Krautrock/Progressive/Space Rock Music Germany 2000s Klaus Schulze – “Windy Times”

Ambient/Berlin School/Electronic/Experimental Music Germany 2000s

Klaus Schulze (Berlin, Germany)

Instrumental Music

“Windy Times” (written by Klaus Schulze) A2 track on cd #10 (“Adds & Edits”), included on the 10-compact disc box set “Contemporary Works I” (limited edition, L CD set contained in a wooden box with a hinged lid. Each disc is in its own pictured cardboard sleeve). 

 It is also a bonus track on the 17th November 2006 reissue of the fifth album by Klaus Schulze “Timewind”, on Revisited Records ( REV 070). The album “Timewind” was  originally released on Brain Records (BRAIN 1075)  in August 1975.

Released on Rainhorse Records on 30th October 2000

Alternative Version(s): Time Goes BySacred Romance [rhythm], Last Move At Osnabrueck [rhythm]

Time Goes By from ULTIMATE EDITION (2000) is a proper live version of Windy Times, while Sacred Romance from CONTEMPORARY WORKS I (2000) and Last Move At Osnabrück from LIVE @ KLANGART (2001) feature the same rhythmic pattern.

Releases

Klaus Schulze – “Contemporary Works I” Album cover photo (front)

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Klaus Schulze – “Windy Times” Video file link on YouTube

Klaus Schulze Artist’s Homepage

Klaus Schulze Artist’s Page file link on Discogs

Klaus Schulze Artist’s Page file link on Spotify

Klaus Schulze Artist’s Page file link on Facebook

Klaus Schulze Artist’s Page on Apple Music

Klaus Schulze – “Contemporary Works I/II Video Playlist on YouTube

 

 

 

 

Ambient/Electronic/Experimental/Krautrock/Minimal/New Age Music Germany 1970s (Tracks) Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra/Manuel Göttsching – “Nightdust”

Ambient/Electronic/Experimental/Krautrock/Minimal/New Age Music Germany 1970s (Tracks)

Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra/Manuel Göttsching (Berlin, Germany)

Instrumental Music

“Nightdust” (written by Manuel Göttsching) B side track (closing track) included on the album “New Age Of Earth” 

Released on  Isadora ‎- ISA 9003 (1976, France) Original release under the name “Ash Ra Tempel”, to be later exchanged for Ashra
Virgin – V2080 (1977, UK) new cover art

Virgin Records Germany (28 958 XOT) 1977

Line-up/Credits :

Manuel Göttsching – ARP OdysseyFarfisa Syntorchestra, EMS Synthi A, EKO Computerhythm, Gibson SG Guitar 

Composed By, Arranged By, Producer, Keyboards, Synthesizer, Guitar [Gibson] – Manuel Göttsching

Design [Cover], Photography By – Cooke Key, London

New Age of Earth is a solo album by Manuel Göttsching. While originally released under Göttsching’s name and Ash Ra Tempel in 1976, the releases that followed in 1977 and onward were under the name Ashra.It was the first album to be released under the name Ashra. Although a solo album by Manuel Göttschingrecorded after the dissolution of his band Ash Ra Tempel, Ashra later evolved into a full band. It was released in 1976 on Isadora RecordsNew Age of Earth has been listed as one of the Top 25 Most Influential Ambient Albums of All Time. In 2016, Pitchfork (website) ranked it #31 on their list of the 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time.

Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra/Manuel Göttsching – “”New Age Of Earth” Album cover photo (front) on Isadora Records

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Ash Ra Tempel/Ashra/Manuel Göttsching – “Nightdust” Video file link on YouTube

Ash Ra Tempel – “Nightdust” Full album Video file link on YouTube

Manuel Göttsching Artist’s Page on Discogs

Ash Ra Tempel Band’s Page on Discogs

Ashra Bands’s Page on Discogs

Ashra Band’s Homepage

Manuel Göttsching Fan Group Artist’s Page on Facebook

 

 

 

 

 

Psychedelic/Space Rock Germany 2000s Sula Bassana – “My Blue Guitar”

Psychedelic/Space Rock Germany 2000s

Sula Bassana, real name Dave Schmidt (Berlin, Germany) Alternative/Experimental/Krautrock/Progressive/Psychedelic/Space Rock band 

Instrumental

“My Blue Guitar” A3 track included on the album “Dreamer” 

Released on Nasoni Records ( NASONI 019) on vinyl format, on Elektrohasch Schallplatten Records (Elektrohasch 106) on cd format in 2002

Line-up/Credits :

Dave Schmidt (Sula Bassana) / vocals, guitar, bass, synthesizers (Moog, Korg, Roland), Mellotron, organ, sitar, drums, drum sampler, computer, flutes, producer

Artwork: Doreen

Sula Bassana – “Dreamer” Album cover photo (front) cd edition on Elektrohasch Schallplatten (Elektrohasch 106)

SULA BASSANA DREAMER CD EDITION 2

Sula Bassana – “Dreamer” Album cover photo (front) edition on Nasoni Records ( NASONI 019)

SULA BASSANA DREAMER LP EDITION 1

Sula Bassana – “My Blue Guitar” Video file link on YouTube

Sula Bassana – “Dreamer” Audio file link on Bandcamp

Sula Bassana Artist’s Homepage link

Sula Bassana Profile Page link on Facebook

Sula Bassana – Artist’s Page link on Facebook

Sula Bassana – Artist’s Page link on Discogs

 

Garage/Psychedelic/Space Rock Germany 2000s (Tracks) Liquid Visions – “Morning Rain”

Garage/Psychedelic/Space Rock Germany 2000s (Tracks) 

Liquid Visions (Berlin, Germany)

“Morning Rain” B1 track included on the album “Hypnotized”

Released on Sysyphus Records (sysy cd 4206.ug) ( LP 830731)  in 2002

Line-up/Credits :

Hans-Peter Ringholz / vocals, guitar, electric sitar
Sula Bassana aka Dave Schmidt / bass, Fender Rhodes, mellotron
Kiryk Drewinski / vocals, guitar, organ
Chris Schwartzkinsky / drums, percussion
Katja Wolf / theremin

Liquid Visions – “Hypnotized” Album cover photo (front)

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Liquid Visions – “Morning Rain” Video file link on YouTube

Liquid Visions – “Hypnotized” Full album Video file link on YouTube

Liquid Visions Band’s Page on Facebook

Liquid Visions Homepage

Liquid Visions Band’s Discography/Full Albums Download File Links on Muro Do Classical Rock Blog

Liquid Visions Band’s Concert Chronology

Liquid Visions Band’s Page on My Space

Sula Bassana Interview for It’s A Psychedelic Baby Magazine