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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, and our own musical efforts (some Endgame and Extremities especially are Krautrock inspired), we always wanted to publish a book on the subject and issue some Krautrock LPs.
The eventually realised 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 exhaustively in-depth CD-Rom.
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 Kontrast. But that was just the start of Cosmic Egg, with many more releases by Alcatraz, Embryo and others.
This is an introductory sampler of 8 key releases from Auricle and Cosmic Egg.


released August 17, 2018

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The Ultimate Transmissions collection for Krautrock releases & reissues, classic Kosmische, Fusion, Psychedelic and German experimental music, etc.

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