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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.