|#||Artist||Song (click to play)||Album||Year||CD label||My
|1||Morpheus||Oktober & Tanz der Morphine||Rabenteur||1976||Garden of Delights||10|
|Guitar/bass/drums/sax jazz-rock. The style is very similar/derivative of Kraan with nods perhaps to Missus Beastly. But, no complaints here, because that is a great sound to imitate and one that not many bands do. There are many catchy melodies, though many of them seem to come directly from Kraan. Overall, a moody album with a nice home-grown charm.|
|2||Schulze, Klaus||Floating (excerpt)||Moondawn||1976||Magnum America||12|
A classic of electronic space explorations. On this album Schulze's synth and
organ work is supplemented by Harald Grosskopf on drums, who had also played
with Wallenstein, Cosmic Jokers, and Ash Ra (Tempel). This album or _Timewind_
(1975) are the best places to start checking out Klaus Schulze.
Klaus Schulze Official Website
|3||Stern-Combo Meissen||Weisses Gold excerpt||Weisses Gold||1978||Hansa Musik Produktion (?)||12|
Pretty close to a masterpiece of classical music inspired progressive.
Complex compositions with a large array of keyboards and synths oftentimes
resembling an orchestra. Comparable music is Trace, Hoelderlin, Novalis,
and Triumvirat. Vocals and spoken words are in German.
The Official Stern Combo Meissen Homepage
|4||Ramses||Agitation Play||Eternity Rise||1978||Sky||10|
|Very nice guitar/keyboards based symphonic. Most of the music on the album could be mistaken for Dawn/Ocean era Eloy or Octopus. Even the vocals have a certain resemblance to the vocals style on Octopus' _Boat of Thoughts_ album, except for the final track where the vocalist is quite obviously imitating Al Stewart.|
|5||Eloy||Poseidon's Creation||Ocean||1976||EMI Electrola||11|
One of Eloy's best and most popular albums. Four long tracks with fantasy
theme about Poseidon & Atlantis or something like that. On this album
Eloy continues to cultivate their Pink Floyd influenced space-rock /