Hills

“Hills formed as a 3-piece aiming to make music that focuses on the groove/sounds and rhythm instead of the lyrics/message and classical songwriting structures. To create a meditative space heavily dependent on improvisation. To create a feeling but not necessarily to explain it through words. Influenced by everything from the early experimentation of John Coltrane via the repetitiveness of Velvet Underground, Krautrock / Psych in general and the grimness of early black/ death metal bands such as Hellhammer and punk. Hills try to keep it honest, analog and raw in the very best way they can…”

Hills (2010)

Master Sleeps (2011)

Agitation Free

“A classic of the German space genre. Their current music is a combination of Progressive Rock and New Instrumental Music, with touches of Jazz and passages dedicated to an experimentation near to Ambient. Their originality was due to the blend electronic and repetitive musics with a lot of ethnic elements from North Africa, India, etc. Very much like your early ASH RA TEMPEL, GURU GURU type bands except with a cultural influence…”

Malesch (1972)

2nd (1973)

Last (1974)

Fragments (1974)

At the Cliffs of River Rhine (1974)

Pyramid – Pyramid (1976)

Pyramid (1976)

“German acid rock project. The obscure and underrated “Dawn Defender” from 1976 is constantly mysterious, abstract and experimental, delivering interlocking electronic soundscapes punctuated by electric guitar manipulations and echoing effects. The album was originally released Tony Robinson for Pyramid label. A serious “kosmische” krautrock manifestation, a perfect & strange dreamy-like musical journey throw ultra psych textures. Pretty closed to the Cosmic Jokers (first) and A.R & the machines…”

Golem – Orion Awakes (1973)

Orion Awakes (1973)

“An obscure instrumental Krautrock band from the 70s. Ecclectic, psychedelic epic rock with lot of Hammond organs, heavy drums and jamming guitars. Their album Orion Awakes (1973) belongs to Pyramid Records archives. Amazing, catchy improvised free spacey rockin’ trip that can reminds the best efforts delivered by early Pink Floyd, Gila, Dies Irae, Jane…”

Gila

“Instrumental improv spacerock extravaganza that can stand proudly alongside better-known works by Ash Ra Tempel, Pink Floyd or Amon Düül II… Gila could jam out the blues with the best of them, but they never found the success that eluded them…”

Gila (1971)

Night Works (1972)

Dark – The Jam (1975)

The Jam (1975)

“Crafting a musical skeleton that has as much in common with British folk as it does with West Coast jam bands, DARK wouldn’t be unlike a lot of other psychedelic bands in the late sixties/early seventies. What made them different was one thing: a solid understanding of fuzzy guitar. Rather than merely using the fuzzbox to show off, DARK incorporated it into the build of their songs, laying it across moody, heavy tracks that approached sprawling…”

Jokers – Jokers (1972)

Jokers (1972)

“Hailing from Tehran, Iran, the JOKERS were arguably Iran’s heaviest underground rock group during the early 70’s. Having visited the UK for a short period, Vaheed, the lead singer and guitarist of JOKERS returned to Iran with new ideas and influences. After hearing groups like MC 5 & Cream, the JOKERS decided to pursue this type of sound, and subsequently recorded a heavy psychedelic blues album in a garage circa 1972 using nothing more then a reel to reel and two microphones. Filled with heavy fuzz, loud wah guitars and screaming vocals, the album sounds unlike any rock artifact unearthed from Iran so far…”

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