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A Little History of Krautrock Rising 9. Faust The Greatest Gimmick of All. Tangerine Dream – Froese’s Paranoia – from “Electronic Meditation”. So, big thanks then to Evan Levine at the Swan Fungus blog for doing just that with the rare-as-hens-teeth Krautrocksampler by Julian Cope. Krautrocksampler [Julian Cope] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Pages to import images samplfr Wikidata. Nov 25, Tara marked it as to-read Shelves: His list of 50 top Krautrock records leaves out canonical records like Can’s Future Days as well as bands like Agitation Free that were uncovered more recently. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. But perhaps the most definitive Krautrockers were Neu!

A book for fans and the curious alike and very well written. Their early releases, those favoured by Julian Cope, share an abrasive edge with many of their Krautrock peers, but they quickly evolved towards a more ambient electronic style. If you can, ‘pic this up fer’a tennah’ as J. I tried so hard not to get out of control, not to toggle constantly between the.

I read Russian edition, the translation was pretty good I can’t change edition, although I created corresponding edition of this book Anyone out there have saampler hard copy? He’s purely sharing his own opinions and invites the reader to check them out, too. But it’s all justified because of how influential it is to an entire sub-genre of music. It’s a mix a fan appreciation writing, and a great knowledge of musical forms in general that really catures the spirit of these original pioneers of the German Kosmiche scenes.

Well crafted and clearly written guide to all that’s best about a diverse group of seminal artists whose influence on modern music is only just being given the appreciation and credit it deserves.

I would love to see this book back in print as a newer edition. And scads more to boot.


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Krautgock all in good time. The music explored was very often extremely innovativae and had roots in the rock of the Velvet Underground and others from the 60’s. Head Heritage January 1, Language: Krautfock not many books on the subject of Krautrock, or Kosmische Musik, but Cope’s was one of the first to bring the music back krautrok something approaching the mainstream. I successivi dischi dei Pink Floyd mi suonavano, e mi suonano ancora, piatti e patinati.

Whatever anyone says about Julian Cope, this book is canon in the history and development of elektronishe kosmische musik. This truly is a musical genre inhabited by an embarrassment of riches. Their work was done. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What more can you ask from a music book?

While English printings command hundreds of dollars on any used book ma If you’re reading this review, you’ve likely already made up your mind to read this staple krautroc. Now, led by Cope’s enthusiasm – first formed in his adolescence and carried on down the years – and krautrocl wonderful musician’s ear and capacity to even dare to tackle the gargantuan task of trying to explain in words the subtlety and enormity and madness and timelessness and dexterity and sheer questing versatility of the music that was being made by these ornery glitter-eyed Germans in the late s and early s, I can do just that.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Now,if it would only be reprinted so everyone that missed it the first time can enjoy Julian’s mind-altering “reviews”. Sure, others have been critical of the book and the list as not being truly comprehensive This sampler being much smaller than the other I quickly got the top 50 in the back only to find that they’re in alphabetical order, not order of hotness.

He writes from the heart, though, almost like a teenager would tell his best friends about his favorite bands and his book is replete with kraurtock of the same head-scratching colloquialisms that a teenager might use, too. Oh, I had heard their name and could probably name a couple of choice tracks, but that krautrck all music scholar bluff.


The time was the to give or take a year kraurtock two and the place was West Germany.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. As albums by the likes of Faust and Neu! It also helped me discover Walter Wegmuller who’s awesome. krauutrock

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Julian’s writing style is fun and sucks you into each chapter, making you really want to run out and find whichever release he’s going on about. Second, it is absolutely hilarious. I love this book for two reasons. Sadly that means objectivity goes out of the window. I picked up Neu! For me to get my hands on a copy was about as exciting for a Krautrock fan as Sep 18, blair corbett aampler it really liked it Shelves: This book is one ssmpler the best in its grenre.

Sti While it is undeniably important in the popularization of Krautrock, it’s less useful for a contemporary reader.

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Or maybe, we suggest hopefully, with an update or maybe another 50 of his wizardly album reviews. View all 6 comments. First, when it came out it introduced me to the wunderbare welt of Krautrock if lucky you could then still find many of the original albums that Cope writes about.

One highlight of the book for me was hearing Cope’s stories about growing up a Krautrock fan in England. krautroci