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  Krautrock - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Krautrock is a generic name for the experimental bands who appeared in Germany in the late 1960s.
Mostly instrumental, the signature sound of krautrock mixed rock music and "rock band" instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums) with electronic instrumentation and textures, often with what would now be described as an ambient music sensibility.
Originally Krautrock was a form of Free art, which meant that Krautrock bands gave their records away for free at Free Art Fairs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Krautrock   (1051 words)

 Mocking Music: A Brief Introduction To Krautrock
The term "krautrock" gets thrown around a lot in relation to indie music; bloggers looking to show off their knowledge of music history often label experimental indie rock groups as having "krautrock sensibilities", "a distinct krautrock sound", and so on.
The problem with using "krautrock" as a description or as genre is the degree to which its most common conventions are a part of other contemporary genres; tape edits and distorted sound are commonplace in most electronica and all noise music, and the extended repetitions can be found in most ambient work and even post-rock.
By defining "krautrock" as the use of repetition and sporadic editing instead of as a musical movement in Germany in the 60s, it becomes all too easy to let the meaning of the word slip away.
mockingmusic.blogspot.com /2006/03/brief-introduction-to-krautrock.html   (1324 words)

 Intuitive Music » Blog Archive » Krautrock - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The term Krautrock -meaning Dutch Rock- was first used by English journalist Ian McDonald in 1972 to define the emerging German scene after 1968, though most of the artists labeled under the krautrock flag refuse to have anything to do with it.
Krautrock, all in all, included several bands that includes a huge range of different musical styles, and which were only similar in their attitude of creativity and experimentation.
Krautrock has been an important background for the forthcoming electronic music in the 80’s and 90’s and it is still a main key for the modern electronic artists.
www.intuitivemusic.com /krautrock-definition   (516 words)

 German rock
While the term Krautrock (most likely derived from the slang term Kraut for Germans) is often used as though synonymous with German rock in general, it may be more specifically applied to a group of early-1970s bands like Tangerine Dream and Faust, many of whom worked closely with celebrated Cologne-based producer and engineer Conny Plank.
These factors all laid the scene for the explosion in what came to be termed krautrock (coined by the British press), which arose at the first major German rock festival in 1968 at Essen.
Originally Krautrock was a form of Free art which meant you could buy Krautrock bands' records for free at Free Art Fairs However after the German Government thought free art a threat they banned free art, which led to Krautrock bands having their records in stores at the same price as other records.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/g/ge/german_rock.html   (639 words)

 Julian Cope Presents Head Heritage | Drudical Q&A | Krautrock
The Krautrock book was a whole year ahead of all the others and started a real big revival.
Krautrock is about enlightenment not complete-ism for some bourgeois record-collector to get purist about.
Come to think of it, there's shit loads of this stuff around, even though the scope of Krautrock was never so righteously created elsewhere, there are still loads of equivalents all over the place.
www.headheritage.co.uk /drude/qa/krautrock.php   (1229 words)

 Can (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Can was a musical group formed in West Germany in 1968, working within the scene that music critics dubbed "krautrock", with a style grounded in the garage rock of bands such as The Velvet Underground and world music as studied by professionals in ethnomusicology.
Along with their peers in the krautrock scene, they were under the influence of the wider progressive rock movement taking place in England and elsewhere during the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Damo Suzuki was a very different sort of singer from Mooney: his multi-lingual (he claimed to sing in "the language of the Stone Age"), often inscrutable vocal style added the missing ingredient to a set of playful pop songs.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Can_(band)   (2427 words)

 Omnipelagos.com ~ article "Krautrock"
Krautrock is a generic name for the experimental bands who appeared in Germany in the early 1970s.
Typical bands dubbed "krautrock" in the early 1970s included Tangerine Dream, Faust, Can, and others associated with the celebrated Cologne-based producer and engineer Conny Plank, such as Neu, Kraftwerk and Cluster.
Originally Krautrock was a form of Free art which meant you could get Krautrock bands' records for free at Free Art Fairs.
www.omnipelagos.com /entry?n=krautrock   (653 words)

 Krautrock.com - music
Krautrock like they used to make, from these modern-day heirs to the glorious kosmiche tradition.
Seminal krautrockers Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger have at long last (after an uncomfortable decade-plus of legal wrangling) patched up whatever their differences were in order to allow their three classic '70s albums to be offical released on cd for the first time.
3 krautrock albums that were supposedly issued in the 70s in tiny editions of, like, 50 copies or something.
www.krautrock.com /music2.html   (1672 words)

 Posts tagged with krautrock | MetaFilter
Krautrock: From the hypnotic rhythms and melodies of Can, to the revolutionary electronics of Kraftwerk.
Krautrock was a genre that spawned many genius acts.
And there were albums the ground-breaking albums like Tangerine Dream's dark, ambient, Phaedra and the Manuel Gottsching record E2-E4 which is considered to be the first techno album ever produced.
www.metafilter.com /tags/krautrock   (124 words)

 History of Krautrock
This style is often called "Krautrock," after a song from 1973's "Faust IV," the final album by Faust, another German group of the period.
They found little success in conventional terms (they never had a hit song), but they were one of the major Krautrock bands; and "anarchist community" who have had a great influence on modern rock and electronic music.
Krautrock wasn't a movement, but a moment, a final thrust of the psychedelic project to gobble up every kind of music, and every kind of non-musical noise too, in order to excrete the outermost sound conceivable.
www.jahsonic.com /KrautRock.html   (721 words)

 Krautrock   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Als Krautrock wurde ab Ende der 1960er, Anfang der 1970er Jahre die Rockmusik westdeutscher Bands bezeichnet, die teilweise auch international bekannt wurden.
Die dritte und vielleicht einzig belegbare Entstehung dieses Begriffs: Ende Mai 1973 nahm die Hamburger Gruppe Faust für Virgin Records Ltd in deren Studio The Manor in Oxfordshire ihre vierte LP auf.
Krautrock ist daher mehr als (geografischer) Sammelbegriff zu sehen; es gab weder eine einheitliche Bewegung, noch weitreichende stilistische Gemeinsamkeiten.
www.jenskleemann.de /wissen/bildung/wikipedia/k/kr/krautrock.html   (541 words)

 Krautrock - InformationBlast
Krautrock was a musical style or movement that was largely associated with a number of German acts during the late 1960s and 1970s such as Can, Faust, Tangerine Dream and Neu!.
Mostly instrumental, the signature sound of "Krautrock" mixed rock music and"rock band" instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums) with electronic instrumentation and textures, often with what would now be described as an ambient music sensibility.
Later German groups such as Kraftwerk are also sometimes considered part of the Krautrock movement.
www.informationblast.com /Krautrock.html   (165 words)

 The Sound Projector - Fragments of Krautrock History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Krautrock one-upmanship is one thing - in fact any kind of boasting about rare unheard 1970s LPs is pretty dumb, as they frequently turn out to be very boring records.
This remarkable artefact from the underbelly of the Krautrock movement was released by the famous Philips label in 1970 as a triple album in an exotic metallic gold and silver sleeve with a small circular mirror mounted on the front cover.
Others have placed too much emphasis on their obscureness, playing up the angle of 'not even the heavy-duty Krautrock collectors have heard of this label', which is an indication of how the specialists want to appropriate everything for themselves.
www.thesoundprojector.com /exc_krautrock.html   (9435 words)

 The Real Krautrock Story   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
To make it short, Manuel, as everybody else, was not more interested in "Krautrock" as he was in, say, some cheesy music from the twenties.
Then came this interview and Manuel answered on all questions about Krautrock as if he was an expert in it, as if he always liked it.
At the moment "Krautrock" is a small wave in Germany.
www.furious.com /perfect/krautrock.html   (2690 words)

 Krautrock is better late than never
Among the U.S.'s biggest losses is missing out on almost the entire German progressive rock movement, also known as krautrock.
The latest krautrock re-release effort is from Gyroscope which has released eleven albums and two compilations from Cluster's stay with the Germany's Sky Records.
Krautrock enthusiasts should be overjoyed to pay the domestic price rather than the steep import price for these classic releases--not to mention that they'll actually be able to find the albums now.
www.usc.edu /student-affairs/dt/V128/N08/01-krautrock.08d.html   (1385 words)

 The Face on Krautrock
Krautrock: the result of experimental minds on serious drugs trying to make inspired pop/rock music (and often failing miserably).
Krautrock studio innovators such as Dieter Dirks and Conny Plank are matched only by other Seventies innovators such as Lee Perry and King Tubby in their breathtaking ability to make music fly, yet they remain largely unsung heroes.
The band's singer Renate Knaup - still the ultimate Krautrock siren - claims that during a recent mini-tour of Japan a young girl stood in front of her singing every word and mimicking her movements.
www.mccready.cwc.net /krautrock.html   (2287 words)

 Phänomen Krautrock feiert Revival
Bis weit in die 70er Jahre hinein waren die Krautrocker das popmusikalische Aushängeschild einer Nation, die endlich zu ihrer gegenwartskulturellen Identität finden wollte.
Wer in den 80er Jahren noch über Krautrock sprach, der galt als kauziger Nostalgiker.
Vor wenigen Wochen erschien eine Enzyklopädie des Krautrocks "The Crack in the Egg" von den Brüdern Steven und Alan Freeman.
www.rhein-zeitung.de /on/97/05/09/topnews/kraut1.html   (702 words)

 Krautrock artists/bands list
Krautrock refers to the legions of German bands of the early '70s that expanded the sonic possibilities of art and progressive rock.
Instead of following in the direction of their British and American counterparts, who were moving toward jazz and classical-based compositions and concept albums, the German bands became more mechanical and electronic.
Krautrock can also be considered as 70's "acid" rock from Germany.
www.progarchives.com /subgenre.asp?style=17   (180 words)

 Barbelith Underground > Radio & Music > Krautrock
I mean, I respect Kraftwerk for their originality and the vast influence they've had on subsequent music, but I don't really get the urge to listen to them very much..
Krautrock is hard to define because all the bands are so different.
Those issues aren't exclusive to Krautrock though, and maybe that merits a thread on it's own - the ethics of downloading has had lots of debate on various music blogs.
www.barbelith.com /topic/17804   (3453 words)

 Krautrock and Music Snobs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I guess most people here are going to be familiar with krautrock, but it seems that everyone has some kind of music they know more about than anyone else.
Krautrock (sometimes referred to as Kosmiche music) is a loose term to define a collection of electronic and/or prog and/or proto-post-rock bands and artists who happened to all be around in the early to late seventies.
i think krautrock became an industry thing very closely involved in the evolution of cd as taste objects one acquired for one's library (snob value) because of the almost eastern-europe style filtering to the west that the german music industry used:
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 A Guide to the Progressive Rock Genres
Krautrock is often quoted as a major influence on popular artists as widely varied as David Bowie, Radiohead and Sonic Youth.
While often considered the antithesis of progressive rock, there were a number of groups emerging from and after the late 70s punk scene whose penchant for experimentation, often inspired by krautrock, was as prevalent as its attempts to avoid sounding polished or corporate.
Space rock is largely an extension of psychedelic rock (and/or krautrock) and shares many of its similar mind-altering and atmospheric features.
www.gepr.net /genre2.html   (10489 words)

 What Exactly Is Krautrock?
In the late 1960s, some German bands became disillusioned with the fact that most German music was totally influenced by the latest sounds from America and Great Britain, and set out to make their own music.
Thus, Krautrock was an attitude rather than a specific sound, and most of the bands sound quite different to each other - although there are certain key elements - the use of electronics and improvisation, strange and new sounds...
Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk were around at the same time, and were both German bands, but are sort of on the periphery of Krautrock.
www.chaindlk.com /community/index.php?topic=85.msg385   (753 words)

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