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VARIOUS COLOGNE CURIOSITIES UNKNOWN KRAUTROCK UNDERGROUND 1972- 1976 - CD Mental








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Manufacturer: Mental Experience
Original release year: 1975
Manufacturing year: 2016
Cat. Nr.: MENT005CD
Medium:CD
Country:Germany
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The 'Nuggets'of Krautrock?

'Cologne Curiosities' collects, for the first time on vinyl, all the otherwise unpublished/un-reissued material that firstly appeared on the three 'Unknown Deutschland - The Krautrock Archive' CDs released on Virgin during 1996.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Fluxus artist Robin Page, gave birth to the mysterious and controversial Pyramid label, for which these tracks were originally made for.


*24-bit domain remaster from the original master tapes

*Insert with detailed liner notes by Alan Freeman (Ultima Thule, The Crack In The Cosmic Egg)

*Vinyl includes digital download coupon

*First release on a series of reissues of the entire catalogue of Toby Robinson's legendary Pyamid label


RIYL: Pink Floyd, Gila, Cluster, Hawkwind, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II, Popol Vuh, Cosmic Jokers…


'…Although memories from that time are beyond repair in many cases, the tapes remain to bear witness to this creative and anarchic scene…' - Trevor Manwaring


Tracklist:

THE ASTRAL ARMY - Interstellar Shortwave 4:32
SPIRULINA - The Message 10:24
CHRONOS - Schaudernacht 6:52
NEIL ANDERSEN - Feuerwerk 7:17
BAAL - No God / Astaroth 6:40
TEN TO ZEN - Innerst 10:16
FUERROTE - Ganz Wie Du Willst 14:01





VARIOUS COLOGNE CURIOSITIES UNKNOWN KRAUTROCK UNDERGROUND 1972- 1976 - 2 LP Ment

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