Chicago Odense Ensemble (2011)
“Chicago Odense Ensemble is a unique collaboration that came together in the winter of 2008 while danish musicians Jonas Munk and Jakob Skøtt stayed in Chicago. Through mutual friends a studio session was arranged for the two to improvise and lay down ideas with some of Chicagos finest improvisers, including members of Tortoise and Chicago Underground Collective. Improvisation is not unfamiliar to the two danes, however, as they are more than accustomed to working from spontaneity and freeform structures in psych/kraut/prog unit Causa Sui in their hometown of Odense… The result is something quite unique: a musical blend that exists somewhere in between the aesthetics of impro jazz, hypnotic rock and electronica. The closest reference for this kind of music is probably early 1970s proto-fusion jazz that strived for a similar synthesis of jazz improvisation, psychedelic rock, eastern and african sounds and the use of the studio as a musical tool instead of merely a recording facility…”
“Electric Orange is a german psychedelic band from Aachen. They are influenced by bands like Amon Düül II, Can and Ash Ra Tempel. Krautrock from hell is one way to call it and to give it a true name. Soft, psychedelic stoner rock is another. Electric Orange share a band history of almost twenty years jamming and exploring songs together. Their main focus is long, instrumental songs that leave a lot of space for improvisations and ebb and flow with their own internal tide. Song defined as a structural piece of music that comprehensively contains a certain idea put into notes, then Electric Orange overflow that definition again and again with yet another wave of improvisation or solo. Because that seems to be their vision: a boundless, overflowing and transcending rock experience that makes the mind flow on the fundament of the rhythm section together with the foreground improvisation instrument. Or in other words: psychedelia.”
Krautrock from Hell (2010)
Live at Roadburn (2012)
Underrated obscure space rock band with tendency of exploring lengthy improvisations.
Paradise Out Here (1989)
A Question for the Somnambulist (2003)
Selection of jams space lords played on legendary Space Ritual concert.
Desert jamming with layers of transcendental Earth-like drones.
East of the Sun and West of the Moon (2011)
Bowing Not Knowing to What (2012)
“WELTRAUM have been founded in 1999 as a psychedelic jam band. Until then a lot of musicians joined the project. They recorded several meetings to find the ultimate way to celebrate sessions without any laws and borders… WELTRAUM are highly recommended to fans of mind-blowing spaced out music…”
Fusion DubStation 09 (2009)
Les Golax (2011)
Sounds of the Underground (2011)
“Pyramidal is a Psychedelic / Space-Rock band from Alicante, Spain. Their influences come from progressive and hard rock bands of the 70s such as Hawkwind, Can, Black Sabbath, Amon Duul II, Captain Beyond or Ash Ra Tempel. Born in 2010, Pyramidal’s members have a long career within the hard rock, stoner and psychedelic music scene…”
Dawn in Space (2011)
Frozen Galaxies (2013)
Battle Disco (2008)
“Someone once called them a “Violent Neu!” and that’s not a bad assessment. However, there is nothing vintage about Kuruucrew’s mix of relentless rock assaults and noisy head-banging cacophony. Neu! and other Krautrock bands of the 70’s are often defined by their experimenting with electronics over a steady motorik drum beat. Kuruucrew takes the same trance-inducing repetitive groove of Krautrock’s motorik and modernizes it into a hardcore rock sensation that grinds your head to a pulp. In addition to the stone solid rhythm section, wailing saxophone lines run through effects pedals from saxophonist Akkun (also from Henrytennis) and flagrant guitar massacres from Murata make Kuruucrew worthy carriers of the Japanoise torch. But be careful when getting lost in Kuruucrew’s music, you may snap out of it to find your ears bleeding and your brain washed.”