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Golem - Orion Awakes
Golem
Orion Awakes
LP | 1976 | EU | Reissue (Mental Experience)
21,99 €*
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Rock / Indie
A glorious blend of Space-Rock, Kraut and Psychedelia courtesy of the mysterious Golem. Plenty of Hammond organ, analogue synths, ripping guitar, effects, trippy jams…“Orion Awakes” was recorded and produced circa 1976 by Toby Robinson a.k.a. Genius P. Orridge, while he worked as second engineer at the famous Dierks Studio in Cologne. Memories from those hazy times are sketchy but all leads to believe that the musicians featured here were well-known names from the Kraut scene under pseudonyms, recording 100% underground, non-commercial music under Toby’s guidance, just for fun.Apparently, “Orion Awakes” was released as a very limited hand-made pressing housed in a silver foil sleeve on the Pyramid label, which was ran by Toby and his friend Robin Page, the Fluxus artist. No original copies have ever been found. The fascinating liner notes by Kraut expert Alan Freeman talk about seeing an original copy of Golem at a record shop in Germany many years ago and he also sheds some light on who could be the real musicians involved, as well as discussing the controversial story of the Pyramid label and the accusations of Golem being a manufactured 90s “fake” instead of a real vintage 70s recording.“Legitimately tripped out, fans of the Cosmic Jokers could certainly get behind this one.”- Angela Sawyer (Weirdo Records)RIYL: Gila, Mythos, Guru Guru, Cosmic Jokers, Novalis, Neu!, Hawkwind, Brainticket, My Solid Ground, Pink Floyd…
Circles - Circles
Kozmonaut - Flieg
Kozmonaut
Flieg
LP | 1986 | EU | Reissue (Mental Experience)
21,99 €*
Release:1986 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Electronic / Dance
Ultra-rare D.I.Y minimal / synth-pop / industrial / darkwave album from 1986!Kozmonaut was the personal project of a young & talented Canadian musician called Michael Gutierrez, who moved to San Francisco in the early 80s. Influenced by Kraftwerk and German culture / electronic music, Michael recorded the “Flieg” album all by himself at his garage studio, using the pseudonym of “Hans Schiller”.1000 copies were pressed on his own label, Vier Productions Inc, but they were never distributed or sold at the time, with virtually the entire pressing being discarded, as Michael, a perfectionist, was not satisfied with the spelling mistakes on the cover, among other things. In 1989, Michael, along with Pieter Ziegelmeier, formed the famous industrial / electronic band Kode IV.Sadly, Michael contracted AIDS and passed away in 1994. All the contents of his garage (tapes, albums, synths and recording equipment) were sold for cheap or ended up in the street.Fast forward to 2010: An adventurous record hunter (Christian Peintner) finds a copy of the “Flieg” album at a thrift shop in San Francisco. At first, he thinks it’s a German album but after some investigation, he discovers the name of Michael Gutierrez which leads him to Kode IV and then to Peter Ziegelmeier. He visits Peter who tells him the real story of Michael Gutierrez aka Hans Schiller and Kozmonaut.“Flieg” is an excellent album, a crossover of a wide range of styles from early Industrial (paving the way for Michael’s later sounds with Kode IV), to Synth-Pop, Experimental Electronics, ambient and Dark Wave. Michael uses the vocoder very effectively and in one of the songs, “Tidal Meditation”, he recorded the Golden Gate Bridge fog horn to use it as a sample.
Cozmic Corridors - Cozmic Corridors
Cozmic Corridors
Cozmic Corridors
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Mental Experience)
19,79 €* 21,99 € -10%
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Underground Kraut-Kosmische monster, recorded / produced circa 1972-73 in Cologne by Toby “The Mad Twiddler” Robinson for his Pyramid label. Apparently released as an ultra-limited handmade edition back at the time, but no original copies have ever surfaced.Featuring Mythos drummer Hans-Jürgen Pütz on percussion & effects, alongside synth / keyboard freak Alex Meyer, poet / vocalist Pauline Fund and mysterious guitarist Peter Förster.Tripped out electronic ambient soundscapes, dark atmosphere, drones, plenty of MiniMoog, gothic Hammond organ, Rhodes, electric & 12-string acoustic guitars, ritual chants, effects, horror cinematic vibe…WARNING: DON’T LISTEN TO THIS ALONE IN THE DARK!!
Ak Musick - Ak Musick
Ak Musick
Ak Musick
LP | 1972 | EU | Reissue (Mental Experience)
16,79 €* 23,99 € -30%
Release:1972 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
AK Musick's self-titled LP, originally released in 1972 in a private press edition of 150 copies on Hans Kumpf's legendary AKM Records, offers radical, freaked-out sounds with hints of free-jazz, improv and avant-garde. Fans of Anima, Annexus Quam, Albrecht D, Gulda, Nihilist Spasm Band, or Nurse With Wound will love it. Some of the instruments used were clarinet, cello, oboe, organ, piano, darbuka, tam-tam, ektare, flute and zither. The album includes the amazing 'Impro-Vision', a track recorded with conventional instruments but that sounds like electronic music. This is the first ever reissue, under license from Hans Kumpf.
V.A. - Cologne Curiosities - The Unknown Krautrock Underground 1972-1976
V.A.
Cologne Curiosities - The Unknown Krautrock Underground 1972-1976
2LP | 2016 | EU | Original (Mental Experience)
23,99 €* 29,99 € -20%
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
“Cologne Curiosities” collects, for the first time on vinyl, all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that firstly appeared on the three "Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive" CDs released on Virgin during 1996. These CD only releases were originally compiled by Trevor Manwaring (Paratactile, Impetus, Virgin, Harmonia Mundi) from tapes supplied to him by Toby Robinson. Toby - aka The Mad Twiddler, aka Genius P. Orridge - is well-known to Krautrock collectors as one of a number of engineers working at Stockhausen’s WDR and Dierks Studio in Cologne in the mid-1970's, where he assisted on recordings by many famous Kraut bands such as Can, Birth Control, Mythos or Dzyan.The recordings included here were made between 1972 and 1976 using studios in and around Cologne, produced by Toby Robinson for his own amusement, just having fun on the studio. Bands would come in for practice sessions, to record demo's, and during slack periods impromptu jams would happen. Most of these sessions were recorded by Toby, and they feature Toby himself plus a revolving cast of friends and musicians (some of them apparently big Kraut names under pseudonym).Including lost-in-time bands / studio projects like Astral Army, Fuerrote, Spirulina and Baal among others, the music here ranges from killer proto-New Wave Kraut psych to wild space rock, proto-ambient electronic, dark psychedelia and raw Kosmische sounds with lot of analog synths / Moog.It was during that time in Cologne, that Toby, along with Fluxus artist Robin Page, gave birth to the mysterious and controversial Pyramid label, for which these tracks were originally made for.
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Voigt/465 - Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979)
Voigt/465
Slights Still Unspoken (1978-1979)
LP | 2017 | EU | Original (Mental Experience)
21,99 €*
Release:2017 / EU – Original
Genre:Rock / Indie
Formed in Sydney in 1976, VOIGT/465 was a truly unique band from the exciting days of the Australian post-punk scene. Heavily influenced by such luminaries as the Velvets, Stooges, Syd Barrett, Pere Ubu, Can, Faust, Henry Cow, Slapp Happy and Eno’s Roxy Music, they created an abrasive sound in which Krautrock, DIY, avant-garage, post-punk, psych, art-rock and free improv-noise combined to form a sound unlike any other.In 1978 they released one of the first DIY 45s from Australia, “State” / “A Secret West”, which showed their “pop-psych” side and was played by John Peel in the UK.The following year, their bass player Lindsay O’Meara decided to leave the band and join Crime & The City Solution in Melboune. Before parting ways, Voigt/465 decided to record one last album as a testament. “Slights Spoken”, saw the light in 1979 and it’s without doubt one of the most fascinating albums from the post-punk /DIY era. Here it is including the two tracks from their first 45 as bonus tracks.
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