Cpt. Howdy

It is not necessary to start a discussion about authenticity here. Anybody claiming that the "traditional" rock-attitude of Hamburg-based band Cpt. Howdy was nothing but a pose should beware - people who did that in the past were punished by being branded with the band's logo. Make no mistake: These guys didn't ask themselves for a split second if they wanted to do this kind of music or any other. For these guys, there was no other option; they simply had no other choice.

New KLANGBAD website

As you have noticed our new website is ready. It´s not 100% done yet, there are still some more features to come in the future, like f.e. a Klangbad radio, but we couldn´t wait to go online with it. Check it out, and if there are some bugs please tell us.


In der Welt der Trommler gilt Jaki Liebezeit als Gott. Als stilprägender Drummer der legendären Krautrock-Gruppe Can hat er nicht nur Rock-, sondern auch Schlagzeuggeschichte geschrieben. Doch Stillstand ist Liebezeits Sache nicht. Weil ihm das konventionelle Schlagzeugspiel ausgereizt schien, hat er vor Jahren einen völlig neuen Trommelstil entwickelt. Beim Klangbad 2010 trat die Drumlegende mit einer Band auf, die handverlesen nur zu diesem Anlaß zusammen gekommen ist.

Bob Rutman Ensemble

Das Stahlcello: ein über zwei Meter hohes Metallsegel, das sich unter der Spannung einer langen Saite wölbt. Bow Chime und Bass Chime – große gebogene Metallschilde auf geschwungenen Eisenständern, an denen je fünf fingerdicke Messingstäbe über einen Steg befestigt sind. Primitive selbstgefertigte Streicherbögen aus Angelschnur erzeugen auf diesen archaischen, kräftigen Instrumentskulpturen tiefe, sonore Klanggewitter, verstörend und ekstatisch.

Irmler & Liebezeit

A special energy is released through the clash between Hans-Joachim Irmler, one of Krautrock’s main driving forces ever since his work with Faust, and his sparring partner Jaki Liebezeit, the living legend from Can whose unrivaled hypnotic drumming has earned him a reputation as one of the most avant-garde percussionists, and as a “human drum machine”.

Faust - Tony Conrad Outside the Dream Syndicate

Faust - Tony Conrad Outside the Dream Syndicate
42,00 €

30th Anniversary Edition
Two Cd´s in deluxe, limited-edition packaging with 32-page book and poster includes previousely unreleased material from the original 1972 sessions features liner notes by rolling stone senior editor David Fricke


01. From the Side of Man and Womankind       
02. From the Side of the Machine       

Second CD from the 30th Annivaersary Edition

01. The Pyre of Angus Lies in Kathmandu       
02. The Death of the Composer Was in 1962   
03. From the Side of Man and Womankind (Complete)   

The Thirtieth Anniversary Edition of Outside the Dream Syndicate adds a second disc of material. Two brief tracks - both named with the young death of former Dream Syndicate comrade Angus Maclise in mind - offer the remaining fragments of those three days at the abandoned schoolhouse studio at Wümme. Both the slow burning "The Pyre of Angus was in Kathmandu" and the tremulous "The Death of the Composer Was in 1962" reveal a looser agenda in the sessions. In the latter piece, Conrad abandons the impassive drone of the first disc for an almost celebratory psych-rock. The second disc is rounded out by an alternate production of "From the Side of Man and Womankind", lacking the overdubbed violin lines of the album version.

- "...Conrad\'s constantly shifting, layered violin - thoroughly exploring the instrument\'s harmonics - is the  
   perfect foil for Faust\'s relentless rock drive..."
   Mojo (1/03, p.108)


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