Und Now for Something Completely Different...

Trips Und Traume

For a long time now, I’ve been kicking around the idea of launching a new podcast series. I struggled to choose between two different music genres that I was interested in presenting — one genre that I’m quite familiar with, and another that’s not so familiar. I ultimately decided to explore the less-familiar genre: Krautrock.

The term Krautrock means different things to different people, but it’s generally accepted that it refers to a broad range of progressive music created in Germany in the late 1960s and 1970s. For the most part, Krautrock tended to be somewhat stylistically removed from the blues-based rock & roll typical of the time.

But, rather than struggle to find the words to describe Krautrock, I say: Let the music do the talking! Let’s just dive in and hear what Krautrock was all about.

Be forewarned: This isn’t going to be toe-tapping good-time music. Some of this stuff is really out there! It’s probably more appropriate for late-night headphone listening — rather than something you’ll want to blast out of your boombox at the next family barbecue.

I hope my regular listeners will be adventurous enough to join me on this musical excursion. Being who I am, you know I’ll probably emphasize the rock part of the Kraut+rock equation, but I do intend to probe the experimental boundaries of the genre as well.

The first new podcasts are in the works, so stay tuned!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

THERE ARE LOTS OF KRAUTROCK BANDS THAT ROCK,I.E. ELECTRIC SANDWICH,DIES IRAE,AMON DUUL II,BAUMSTAM,MY SOLID GROUND AND SO ON.I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING YOUR TAKE ON THIS GENRE BECAUSE YOU HAVE GOOD TASTE.THANKS AND GOOD LUCK!!oldfuzzface

mad4music said...

Hey there, Oldfuzzface! Thanks for the suggestions & the encouragement. You know exactly where we're going here!

EXPO67 said...

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If you send me your email address I'll send you a link to download some of my L.A. Sounds MP3s

EXPO67

Fränk said...

The reason I linked you in my blog is that YOU are the one with the best 60th/70th/Progrock/Krautrock podcasts i found in the net!!!

Lve Peace and Loudness
FrÄnk

mad4music said...

Hello Fränk --- Thank you for your praise. And thank you for linking me. I just took a look at your blog and I see that I need to spend some time there exploring the music that you share. I dig "stoner fuckin' fuzz sludge drone doom" rock! I'm excited right now because next month I'm going see Kyuss perform in San Francisco... Garcia, Bjork, & Oliveri together again!

Ross said...

When are we in for more of this madness?

mad4music said...

Hi there, Ross -- You'll be hearing a new Krautrock podcast in about 2 weeks from now... Definitely sometime before Christmas. Stay tuned and thanks for listening!