Monday, 10 May 2010
'Oh Yeti!' A Krautrock Mix by Mickey C.
Here's a bluffers guide to Krautrock:
Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal – a forward-looking desire to transcend Germany’s gruesome past – but that didn’t stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.
Now with the rise of all things Kosmiche & Kraut in recent years and every minimal house producer and techno DJ professing a long standing love of the genre we thought it only fitting that we get a genuine expert on this gear to take us on a musical journey along the autobahn of all things Germanic. Enter local musician, producer, DJ and bon vivant Mr Michael Clark to step in and provide us the next installment of our 'Are You Local' mix series.
'Oh Yeti!' A Krautrock mix by Mickey C.
01). Amon Duul II _ Archangels Thunderbird
02). Ash Ra - Sunrain
03). Faust - So Far
04). Cluster - Caramel
05). Michael Hoenig - Hanging Garden Transfer
06). Tangerine Dream - Betrayal
07). Michael Rother - Karussell
08). Harmonia - Dino
09). Neu! - Isi
10). Eno Moebius Roedelius - Tzima N'arki
11). Can - Oh Yeah
You can check out more of Mick's musings on music and beyond by checking out his blog here. As well as that, you can check out some of Mick's productions, edits and other work, including his work with fellow Newcastle bods The Last Waltz DJ's on his Soundcloud page by clicking here.
There's also a brilliant documentary screened recently on BBC 4 about Krautrock here for you to enjoy with your eyes here.
Till next time.
Big love. Tourist. X.