Blog Posts - Krautrock



Astralasia - Wind on Water (2014)

Not a band you will find on any progressive/krautrock rock lists, better known as a trance music outfit really, i always thought they were more than just that though, and this latest offering confirms it, with its stunning mix of psychedelic tripped...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on Jan 21, 2016

Popol Vuh - Affenstunde (1970)

Affenstunde happens to be my favorite Popol Vuh album, and one of only two Popol Vuh albums that I actually enjoy. The music on this album is mostly experimental electronic music and it is absolutely breathtaking. The experimental moog sounds that...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on Dec 10, 2015

Can - Monster Movie (1969)

Almost everything I like about CAN can be seen in purest form here; the head-on meeting of avant-garde minimalism and raw acid rock experimentation. This album brings to mind both the DEAD & Prankster collaborations of the Acid Tests, as well as...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on Nov 27, 2015

Epitaph - Stop Look and Listen (1972)

Along with Lucifer's Friend, Blackwater Park, and other bands even more obscure, Epitaph were members of the fraternity of the curious ' 70s German bands that featured British singers. Founded in Dortmund in late 1969 by vocalist/magazine guitarist,...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on May 18, 2015

VIDÉO. Benoit Pioulard – Sonnet (Teaser)

Pas de ralentissement du côté de Thomas Meluch alias Benoît Pioulard : le bonhomme a - déjà ! - un nouvel album en stock, bientôt publié chez l'habituel Kranky. Cet article VIDÉO. Benoit Pioulard – Sonnet (Teaser) est apparu en premier...

Kraan - Flyday (1979)

 After Wiederhoren which is my favorire Kraan album ,I was not too happy when this album came out.I did not think it was the same quality and was a let down. Jan Friede the great original drummer was replaced by Udo Dahmen.Dahmen it a good drumm...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on Oct 28, 2014

Complicated Universal Cum: Everything Is Drugs

We have been ranting about the awesomeness of one-man-project Complicated Universal Cum since 2010, and the new effort from Frederik Valentin, as he is also known to his friends, gives us no reason to stop said ranting. Valentin has just released his...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on May 16, 2014

Siinai: Shopping Trance

On June 17 Finnish psych-kraut quartet Siinai will release their second album, ‘Supermarket’ (the second if you don’t count their 2012 joint effort with Moonface). It is a concept album taking its inspiration from one of the most he...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Apr 30, 2014

Popol Vuh - Bruder Des Schattens - Sohne Des Lichts ( 1978 )

 I am not sure if it's a masterpiece of "progressive rock", but certainly of progressive music, or of music in general. Simply the most beautiful and advanced as far as composition is concerned. There are some parts one could call it a pre-post-...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on Mar 13, 2014

Mikko Joensuu: Land Of Darkness

Way back in 2009, when ALL SCANDINAVIAN was not even a year old, I featured Finnish psych-rock trio Joensuu 1685 quite a bit with a SpaceScan here, a Q&A there and a Springsteen cover that really should be everywhere. Unfortunately the three R...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 20, 2014

Hypertext: The Paradox Decides

Last year the Norwegian sextet Hypertext released their third album, ‘Progmatism’, and a few weeks ago this video for ‘The Paradox Decides’, directed and animated by Alexander Lillevik, hit my inbox. According to its creator i...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 14, 2014

Delay Trees: Readymade

Finnish indiepop quartet Delay Trees have been with ALL SCANDINAVIAN almost since the very beginning, and now three albums in they are still doing nothing to shun me away. Au contraire, if you’ll pardon my French, even though their second full...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 12, 2014

This Is Head: Staring Lenses

The day before yesterday This Is Head released their second album, ‘The Album ID’, in the US and along with it this Studio Pop directed video for single ‘Staring Lenses’. If you are in the US and haven’t followed this bl...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 6, 2014

Virus - Revelation ( 1970)

In the early 90's race to release rare German from the early 70's, three labels raged on: Repertoire (with their big means, they managed most of Phillips and subsidiary Vertigo and much more outside the country), Ohrwaschl (who released the legendary...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on Sep 25, 2013

This Is Head: The Album ID

Back in 2010 Malmö based quartet This Is Head had me all excited with their debut album ’0001′, one of the more impressive debuts I’ve heard with its pleasing kraut ‘n new wave ‘n post-punk mix reminiscing acts like Tal...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Mar 27, 2013

A.R. & Machines (Achim Reichel) - Die Grüne Reise - The Green Journey (1971)

 A.R. & MACHINES is the solo project of one Achim Reichel. The A.R. are of course his initials while the MACHINES are those elctronics and tape recorders he used to create this psychedelic sound.This album was released in 1971 and the press...
by SilentCries & Mighty Echoes on Mar 25, 2013

Norma: The Invisible Mother

Five years on from their great debut ‘Book Of Norma’, Norma have returned with a massive followup so very sure of making it on Best Albums of 2013 when time comes. It’s an early prediction, yes, but it’s one made safely seeing...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 26, 2013

This Is Head: XVI (Live)

Last month some of our favorite Swedes, This Is Head, released the first preview of their forthcoming sophomore album, ‘The Album ID’ (out March 27). Titled ‘A B – Version’ it came with a beautiful video (also below) and...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Feb 19, 2013

MF/MB/: Casualties

In November Swedish six-piece MF/MB/ released ‘Colossus Premixed’, an album with remixes of all the songs on their sophomore effort ‘Colossus’, which is released February 20 in Sweden and the rest of the world March 1. Now the...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Jan 30, 2013

Complicated Universal Cum: Hello Exit Harmony/Before F And After C

Two years on from his excellent and eponymous debut as Complicated Universal Cum, Frederik Valentin released no less than two followup albums earlier this year (gathered here as one, because it makes my life a bit easier). One – ‘Before F...
by ALL SCANDINAVIAN on Dec 20, 2012


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