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Ever since the late 1970s a prime passion of ours has been
"Krautrock" - that is the music that grew out of the German and
related scenes of the late-1960s psychedelic era. Amon Düül, Ash Ra Tempel,
Can, Embryo, Faust, Neu!, Tangerine Dream, etc., etc. Innovative,
groundbreaking, often so "ahead of its time" such music has become
the benchmark that people aspire to. Witness Julian Cope's book
"Krautrocksampler" for instance! A unique explorative and
innovative genre (but also unclassifiable because of that) Krautrock
continues to influence and have repercussions in the wider musical world in
almost all adventurous rock and experimental genres.
Aside from the numerous articles in Audion magazine
dedicated to such music, we always wanted to publish a book on the subject
and issue some Krautrock LPs. The book was the universally acclaimed
"The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" Krautrock encyclopedia, published in
1996 (now out of print) since re-published as an in-depth CD-Rom and as a
series of magazines.
Whilst we could never afford to branch out into releasing
LPs, we issued a number of Krautrock and German experimental releases on our
Auricle cassette label in the 1980s: Aussenminister, Con-Hertz, Peter
Frohmader, GAM, Günter Schickert, Asmus Tietchens, etc., and more recently
invested in publishing CDs establishing the Cosmic Egg label, debuting in
2000 with the previously unreleased Kraut-fusion album "Not Too
Late" by the legendary Out Of Focus. Eventually we also got to issue the
lost GAM album, from Günter Schickert and co., a sizzling piece of pure
angst-Kosmische-agit-psych Krautrock! Another pet-baby, since we discovered
the LP is the obscure but widely acclaimed 1980s Kraut-fusion gem by
In 2014 we've tried a new logistic, CD-R limited editions,
and have managed to publish 10 (releases 4 to 13 above), all are 20 copy
initial editions, with rolling represses according to demand. These are
surely destined to be future collectibles. All are official licences and many
are genuine exclusives. These are quality full colour presentations,
remastered for the best sound possible.