Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Krauts are coming!!

Hello and welcome to my first post on the Bricks and Mortar blog.

While not known for their sense of humor, the one thing that Germans got right in the late 1960's and 70's was their own unique blend of psychedelic, often not rock based, rock music. Like most interesting musical or artistic movements throughout history, these young Germans were seeking to invent something new in the shadows of an oppressive culture. I tend to gravitate more toward the rock based sounds of Amon Dull II

and Can

But I dig this more atmospheric tripped out of Agitation Free, who's "Malesch" album is a masterpiece.

Check out this short NEU! clip:

And finally, here is a great BBC documentary on the history of Krautrock.

German Electronic Music History from Jose Rodriguez on Vimeo.


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