By the way, a little bit off topic, but my husband wrote a piece for his blog that might be interesting to this thread.
― Echo Alona (doo dah), Wednesday, 25 May 2011 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
Thanks for posting Zero Set, I have been wanting to hear the whole thing after catching a youtube with one of the songs.
― Trip Maker, Wednesday, 25 May 2011 14:41 (2 years ago) Permalink
Thank you doo dah! Looks like a great read and I cannot get enough of these cosmic fashions.
― Garyln (La Lechera), Wednesday, 25 May 2011 14:44 (2 years ago) Permalink
Great article, thanks! It's great to learn some of these little details like the Macht das Ohr auf / Macht das Tor auf pun that I never would have otherwise realized.
― unmetalled world (wk), Wednesday, 25 May 2011 18:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
In reference to Rastakraut Pasta, thanks to Garyln for putting my album title distaste into more understandable terms:
an album that I had been avoiding for a long time because its name evokes either the world's most repulaive food (like chocolate cheese tilapia casserole) or embarrassed me to say out loud for whatever reason.
Looking forward to checking out the Moebius/Plank/Neumeier record...I Moebius/Beerbohm's Double Cut, though that's probably one of my least favorites.
― dronestreet, Wednesday, 25 May 2011 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink
Love the first track on Zero Set--those drums!--but I'm kinda ambivalent to the rest.
― scott pgwp (pgwp), Friday, 27 May 2011 04:40 (2 years ago) Permalink
Wolfgang Riechmann & Streetmark - Wolfgang Riechmann & Streetmark
There seems to be two releases of this record with different track listings and art work. I prefer order of the songs on this one. Streetmark's second album from 77. Dreams is a bubbling cosmic jam.
Randy Pie - Randy Pie
Randy Pie were ex Rattles who were maybe not quite Krautrock. Maybe cosmic blue eyed soul jazz?
― JacobSanders, Wednesday, 1 June 2011 17:51 (2 years ago) Permalink
Awesome. Thanks for the Streetmark/Riechmann. I haven't heard that one yet and will listen in the morning.
Last Saturday, I went to a yard sale and saw Riechmann's Wunderbar lp in a stack of used records and wanted to buy it, but the guy wanted $125 for the damn thing. Pretty ridiculous if you ask me. I'm pretty sure it was the 2009 reissue and not an original Sky release.
― van smack, Thursday, 2 June 2011 06:00 (2 years ago) Permalink
No love for Randy Pie?
― JacobSanders, Friday, 3 June 2011 03:50 (2 years ago) Permalink
Oh man, the cover of 'Rastakraut Pasta'. I'd forgotten how great these album covers were. Did Sky have an in-house designer? Or was it Moebius who was really into design?
― geeta, Friday, 3 June 2011 15:14 (2 years ago) Permalink
Moebius trained as a graphic designer I think
― Tom D has taken many months to run this thread to ground (Tom D.), Friday, 3 June 2011 15:56 (2 years ago) Permalink
Moebius studied art with Joseph Beuys, right? Then again, so did Schnitzler, but Schnitzler wasn't much into design. i think Schnitzler was really into the sculpture side of Beuys. Beuys did do some great design work, though.
Those Cluster/Harmonia/etc records are so insanely well-integrated, on a conceptual level--the song titles, the graphic design, everything.
― geeta, Friday, 3 June 2011 16:11 (2 years ago) Permalink
Streetmark album is pleasant (what is a Streetmark anyway?) but given that Dorothea Raukes was responsible for the Deutsch Wertarbeit album, I think she deserves her name on the cover too! Other than the fact that it's German, can't see any reason to be interested in the Randy Pie album however. Thx for all contributions as always!
― Tom D has taken many months to run this thread to ground (Tom D.), Saturday, 4 June 2011 11:30 (2 years ago) Permalink
I wonder if I can "like" Randy Pie on Facebook.
― PJ Miller, Thursday, 21 July 2011 08:53 (2 years ago) Permalink
Won't someone help me find other things that sound like the Earthstar and Deutsche Wertarbeit albums posted upthread? I have been listening to both of them pretty constantly since.
― Art Arfons (La Lechera), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:06 (2 years ago) Permalink
Michael Shrieve's "Transfer Station Blue" (referred to upthread IIRC) is full of burbling synthy goodness. More well known, but Ashra's "New Age of Earth" is also fantastic. Peter Baumann's "Leda Welcome to Joyland" is more in the proto-Italo disco vein, but is v nice, and I think was also discussed upthread.
― good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink
Love Ashra, haven't heard the other two. Thanks!
― Art Arfons (La Lechera), Monday, 10 October 2011 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink
Couldn't find either of these on spotify, and could only find Transfer Station Blue (and other Peter Baumann, enjoying Bicentennial Presentation) on youtube. Didn't want to download the wrong thing by accident.
― Art Arfons (La Lechera), Monday, 10 October 2011 16:29 (2 years ago) Permalink
I think non-spotify links are on this thread if you wind back through it.
― WARS OF ARMAGEDDON (Karaoke Version) (Sparkle Motion), Monday, 10 October 2011 18:16 (2 years ago) Permalink
oh ok, got it. i don't know if anything could be better than earthstar.
― Art Arfons (La Lechera), Monday, 10 October 2011 18:24 (2 years ago) Permalink