krautrock Archive

Steve Hillage: Ten Albums That Changed My Life (Part One)

The following is a significantly more in-depth version of a short piece I edited for Goldmine Magazine . — bk Steve Hillage is one of those special musicians whose influence […]

Five Landmark Krautrock Albums from 1972

While it didn’t make more than a ripple in the commercial waters of 1970s American popular music, the subgenre known as krautrock would exert a significant influence on the music […]

Album Review: Donovan’s Brain – Chiêm Bao Thấy Bậu

I’ve reported on and/or reviewed the music of Donovan’s Brain on multiple occasions over the last decade or so. While I seem to have missed some of their releases, I’m […]

Album Review: Trees Speak — Vertigo of Flaws

Musoscribe’s latest “vinyl week” wraps up today with a real stunner. When I first heard Trees Speak’s album Ohms back in 2020 I was knocked out; the group’s knowing embrace […]

Album Review: Popol Vuh – Vol. 2: Acoustic & Ambient Spheres

In 2019, BMG put together a boxed set of five important albums by krautrock/ambient group Popol Vuh. The Essential Album Collection Vol. 1 featured vinyl re-pressings of Affenstunde (1970), 1972’s […]

Album Review: Møtrik — Moon: The Cosmic Electrics of Møtrik

Acknowledging that krautrock is in fact little more than a catch-all term for a wide variety of styles that come (primarily) out of very late ‘60s to mid ‘70s West […]

Album Review: Trees Speak — PostHuman

Krautrock and its variants are not for all tastes. To some listeners, the idea of minimalism combined with an insistent beat is a recipe for migraine. But for those who […]

DVD Review: Romantic Warriors IV: Krautrock Part 2

Once you accept that the term krautrock is a big-tent concept, one that encompasses a wide range of music, then you’re prepared to dive farther into an exploration of the […]

Hundred-word Reviews, March 2021

Hey, kids: collect ’em all! Five new albums, all highly recommended. Here’s the lowdown on each, in exactly 100 words per. Maxwell Farrington & Le SuperHomard – Once If you’re […]

Hundred-word Reviews: January 2021 #1

Welcome to 2021. Let’s hope it’s better for the world’s citizens than 2020 was. Some things, at least, never change. And one of those is my commitment to covering music […]