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Been meaning to dive deep into krautrock for ages but have been prokrautstinating like crazy. Here are some (I think) standards that I thoroughly enjoy.


Technically not krautrock I guess but it sounds german enough to me. One of my all time favourite tracks ever I think. Don't listen to it too often as I pretty much invariably start to cry when I hear it. Watched that movie about David Foster Wallace being interviewed by a dude from rolling stone a while ago and it started playing during the end scene, bawled my eyes out.

Thought I'd have more to offer but realize a lot of the stuff I classify as krautrock came out in the last 20 years or so.


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Malcolm Mooney era Can - Delay 1968, Monster Movie

Anything by Popol Vuh if that counts

German Oak

Neu!, obviously


Cluster and Kluster and Harmonia are all good


Brainticket is more Swiss space music but I think they should count anyway.

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Amon Düül II's "Yeti" is mint, but the title track off Wolf City is their ace in the pack imho

Wolfgang Dauner is a must, as are Xhol Caravan



+ Julian Cope's guide is fun if yer fresh to this era and want to dig further: https://archive.org/details/Krautrocksampler/mode/2up

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There’s are more here

Getting your head round German music from this period, whenever that occurs, is like discovering sex as a teenager. You can’t get enough. Borderline obsession, but I love Hawkwind so fuck knows.

There are lp’s that have almost been worn out in terms of overexposure fatigue. The territory has been well mapped, but, if yer having a shitty morning, some of this music is the perfect pick up. Fuck caffeine.


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On 2/3/2020 at 8:14 PM, cwmbrancity said:

Xhol Caravan



It's not technichally Krautrock but the Pärson Sound tapes that got released in 2010 hits a really similar spot and lives up to the fairly massive (for what it is) amount of hype it got.


I notice nobody has mentioned Agitation Free yet.



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