#3755: Krautrock

Email a Friend
From

On tonight’s edition of New Sounds, some not-so-new music which is still influential today. Listen to Krautrock, the German electronic music of the 1970s, including pieces by three of the most significant men from this scene: Conrad Schnitzler (1937-2011), Edgar Froese (1944-2015), and Dieter Moebius (1944-2015).

First, “Sowiesoso,” a record by Cluster. Founded by the late Dieter Moebius, Cluster helped establish Krautrock and inspired (and still inspires) musicians of many other genres. One of these musicians is Brian Eno. Next in this episode, listen to a collaboration between Cluster and Eno called “Ho Renomo,” and then one of Brian Eno’s solo tracks, released in 1977 and exemplifying the influence Krautrock had on his music.

Then, another very successful Krautrock band, Tangerine Dream, founded by Edgar Froese; early incarnations of the band included Conrad Schnitzler, Steve Jolliffe, Peter Baumann, and Klaus Schulze. And finally, an early Cluster song, from when they were still named Kluster.  

PROGRAM #3755 Krautrock (airdate: 7-24-2015)

ARTIST(S)                    RECORDING               CUT(S)                          SOURCE                                   

Kluster

Zwei-Osterei

“Part 2”(excerpt) [1:55]

CLP 9737-2

amazon.com

Tangerine Dream

Phaedra

“Movements of a Visionary” (excerpt) [:48]

ssl-id.de/edgarfroese.de

Cluster

Sowiesoso

“Sowiesoso” [7:09]

SKY 005

amazon.com

Cluster and Brian Eno

Cluster and Eno

“Ho Renomo” [5:00]

SKY CD 3010

amazon.com

Brian Eno

Before and After Science

By This River [2:57]

EG ENO-4, re-released by Astralwerks, and available on Amazon.com

Tangerine Dream

Phaedra

Movements of a Visionary [7:42]

See above

Edgar Froese

Epsilon in Malaysian Pale

Epsilon in Malaysian Pale [9:08]

CAROL 1625-2

amazon.com

 

Conrad Schnitzler

Gold

1 (excerpt) [9:35]

BB 150

www.amazon.com

Kluster

Zwei-Osterei

Part 2 (excerpt) [4:18]

See above.