|#||Artist||Song (click to play)||Album||Year||CD label|
|1||Triumvirat||E Minor 5/9 Minor/5||Mediterranean Tales||1972||EMI Electrola|
The first album by one of the most well-known German progressive bands.
This album is not as well known as later albums as it was only released
in Germany originally. Although many people slag Triumvirat as ELP clones,
I personally feel that's complete BS. Keyboards rule the day with
Triumvirat, although the playing is never showy in self-indulgent
virtuosity. The keyboard sonorities are finely crafted and used in
ingenious ways through the songs. Although, _Illusions on a Doulbe
Dimple_ and _Spartacus_ are their masterpieces, this album is also a
favorite of mine.
|2||Gash||Angel and Mother||A Young Man's Gash||1972||Germanofon (boot)|
|The first side of the album is not exceptionally progressive. It often reminds me of the Guess Who, circa American Woman. The 2nd side of the album is much more experimental and progressive, though, with some intricate riffs and space-rock jamming. Worth getting for the 2nd side at least.|
|3||Os Mundi||Erstickubungen||43 Minuten||1972||Repertoire|
|A seemingly under-rated and not well known progressive gem. Sometimes a funky jazz-rock, but, othertimes hard-prog like Wallenstein or the first Gentle Giant. They also branch out for some very experimental jamming ala Amon Duul II. Comparable to Kraan. Their earlier album _Latin Mass_ is also reportedly very good, but, very different from this one.|
|4||Walpurgis||Queen of Saba||Queen of Saba||1972||Ohrwaschl|
|This band sounds to be a German amalgamation of late 60's and early 70's American and British bands. I hear influences like Mountain, The Band, Rare Bird, Cream and Quicksilver. There is some excellent guitar with memorable riffs. The album also features Jurgen Dollase of Wallenstein on keyboards. An underrated album that should appeal to fans of the aforementioned bands.|
|5||Amon Duul II||Toxicological Whispering||Tanz der Lemminge||1971||Warner|
Well, I think I already used up all of the space-rock superlatives when
describing the first 2 Amon Duul II albums. Suffice it to say that this
album is one of the finest Krautrock albums ever produced. Flowing and
pulsing instrumental space-rock jams with soaring anthemic lead guitar.
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