"There is so much great music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that imo are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Andi Paulo - Acoustic Loops, Live Neonfest (GER. 2005)

ANDI PAULO has been around the alternative music scene in the south-west of Germany for more than twenty years.
Starting as a folk-oriented busker and instrument maker in the Heidelberg area he has been moving around a lot – for years living in his own van/mobile studio. He is now based in rural Palatinate.
Andi's instrumental range is wide: He plays acoustic and electric string instruments like dulcimer and mandolin, various wind instruments, several of them conceived and crafted by himself, as well as ethnic drums and lots of homemade percussions.
10 years ago Andi started combining ethnic and folk tunes with electronic sounds and loops. This lead to the production of his first – and up to day only – CD "Talking Yoghurt", relaesed in 2003. The first edition of 1.500 copies sold well and is now out of print – a second edition is being planned at the moment.
You can find samples from "Talking Yoghurt" on Andi's Website at htpp://www.ocarina-sounds.de
This download features live recordings from Neonfest at Hasselbach, Germany, August 6th, 2005.
If you liked MAURICE RICKARD's work, posted earlier on this blog, you should definitly check this one out!
Enjoy and please support the artist!

Andi PauloAcoustic Loops (live 2005) (megaupload or easyshare)
(mp3 zip, 3 tracks, 49,8 MB, 32 min)
1. Penta - 10.31
2. Sandmännchens Schlaflied - 11.05
3. Zerr mich - 9.52

Saturday, June 14, 2008

We're Late For Class - # 23 Musik For Potheads (USA, Nov. 2007)

"Sometimes, you've just got to call it what it is. This is Musik For Potheads. There's no story here...." (Quote WLFC). No wonder, those guys are always late for class!
Well, how could I resist to upload something with a title like this on my little blog? More improvised psychedelic music for your enjoyment!

WE'RE LATE FOR CLASS - Musik For Potheads (# 23) (2007)
mp3-zip, 3 tracks, 18 min, 42,3 MB)
Download here or here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Damo Suzuki & The Whole - Live @ Cellarium, Knittlingen 05-09-2008

Probably no need to introduce those guys to you – since the last year's  live show by DAMO SUZUKI & THE WHOLE (live in Offenbach 2007) was the most downloaded post on this blog – so far...
Well, here is another treat for all you krautrock lovers. Enjoy!
A big THANKS to Member and everyone at emptyblaukraut!

(mp3-zip, 5 tracks, 146 min)
1. Set 1 # 1 - 20.22
2. Set 1 # 2 - 23.00
3. Set 2# 1 - 29.20
4. Set 2# 2 - 64.02
5. Soundcheck - 10.00

(If you have problems with downloading from megaupload, you can visit emptyblaukraut's page to dl from the original post there (divshare).)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Concorde - Mulpha Recordings (GER. 2002)

CONCORDE were a german experimental band, based in the middle of the downtown of Frankfurt a. M., that existed only for a short time: from 2000-2002. They played some kind of improvised, mostly instrumental neo krautrock, that also brings to mind post rock bands like MOGWAI or GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR! If you like any of those bands, you should really check 'em out!
And if you like CONCORDE, you should also have a listen to EPHEMEROL, another Frankfurt band, that has a similar concept of sound, whose recording was posted here some weeks ago.
If you want to know more about CONCORDE, go to Torstn Kauke's site, which is in german only, and write him that you want some translations...

CONCORDE - Mulpha Recordings (April 2002)
(mp3-zip,  6 tracks, 71 min, 98,6 MB)
1. Distorted Introduction - 3.04
2. Check Inn - 6.37
3. Bremen (take 1) - 9.26
4. Bremen (take 2) - 16.48
5. Fuck You - 3.31
6. Session in E - 31.38

Get it here (re-upped new link) or here!