Originating in Germany during the 1960’s, bands who combined psychedelic rock with electronic music, funk, minimalism, jazz improvisation, and the avant-garde would begin to be labelled krautrock. Can, Amon Duul, Kraftwerk, Popol Vuh, Neu!, Faust and Ash Ra Tempel are some of the more well-known bands from the subgenre, but it became a staple part of German youth counterculture with dozens of bands forming.
Krautrock would spread further across Europe and the rest of the world, with some bands using the term to describe music they made in a similar style regardless of where they were from. It was instrumental in the development of the post-punk sound in the late 70’s and early 80’s, and its influence can still be heard to this day in bands such as Radiohead and Foals.
Some krautrock titles are highly collectable on vinyl, and you can see some of the highlights we have in stock below. You can see the rest of our catalogue over at eil.com.
CAN Future Days (1974 US United Artists 4-track vinyl LP, the last in a spectacular trilogy with Damo Suzuki on vocals and including Spray, Moonshake and Spare A Light, this is Can’s stunning ambient album, pasted picture sleeve with deletion corner clip. The sleeve shows light ringwear and the vinyl has a few light scuffs leaving it Excellent UA-LA213-F).
AMON DUUL II Dance Of The Lemmings – Tanz Der Lemminge (Rare original 1971 UK 6-track double vinyl LP, includes the sprawling, psychedelic full eighteen-minutes of The Marilyn Monroe-Memorial-Church, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is excellent with just a little faint edge scuffing & a few creases to the lamnate, with all text clearly legible including along the spine, there is a small spot of discoloration inside but nothing excessive. Both vinyl discs have onlya few faint paper scuffs & some spindle marks to indicate play. A really nice example of an essential album for Krautrock fans UAD60003/4).
KRAFTWERK Autobahn (1979 Japanese Philips pressed 5-track LP, housed in a picture sleeve with the band reflected in the front mirror of the automobile & with a profile in Japanese printed on the back, complete with the obi-strip. The packaging& the vinyl is Excellent to Near Mint with few signs of wear & play BT-8103).
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