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Background Noise:German experimental rock and electronic music from 1972 to 1983

Posted in Uncategorized by loops on June 10, 2010

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German experimental rock and electronic music from 1972 to 1983. Courtesy of the brand new Soul Jazz double CD. Many German youth were turning their back on mainstream society. From the opening of the first collective/cooperative in 1967, Commune 1, in Berlin, to the formation of the Baader-Meinhof terrorist group These cooperative and communal experiences led to a number of new radical German bands including Amon Duul, Faust and Can. Many artists and musicians believed a complete rejection of everything musically that had gone before was also necessary in order to build a new identity for German culture.

The first recordings of groups such as Kluster (later Cluster) were extreme experiments with sound; un-music, anti-melody and anti-rhythm – attempts to destroy any musical links with the past. Holger Czukay and Irmin Scmidt of Can studied music under the radical avant-garde composer Karheinz Stockhausen and Conrad Schnitzler studied art under the conceptual artist Joseph Beuys. German rock groups were as interested in musique concrète and serial compostion as they were in the psychedelia of Pink Floyd or the rock, soul and jazz music played by resident American forces.

CD 1


9,Conrad Schnitzler,Auf Dem Schwarzen Canal,1980,3’12”

12,Faust, It’s a Rainy Day Sunshine Girl, 1972,7′ 26″

13, NEU, Hallo Gallo, 1972, 10′ 03″

Track, Artist, Title, Year, Duration

CD 2


Track, Artist, Title, Year, Duration

1,Cluster,Helsse Lippen,1974,2’21”
4,Amon Duul II,Fly United,1973,3’29”
5, Popol Vuh,Aguire I,1975,6’13”

6,Ash Ra Temple,Daydream,1973,5’22”
10,Can, I Want More, 1976, 3′ 30″?

11, Deuter, Soham, 1972,4′ 55″