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Krautrock: Love it or Hate it!
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Re: Krautrock: Love it or Hate it!
Sep 02, 2004, 13:01
I've always wondered how popular Krautrock was at the time. After reading that record shops in backwater(? hope that ain't contentious) places had large sections devoted to it it looks like it must've been on a large footing.
I like a lot of the stuff I've heard mainly because of its transcendent qualities, what i like seems not to get bagged down into the same overly self important ego trip that prog gets stereotyped with. A lot of what I like seems to be based on the same modal impro type stuff I like about the San Francisco stuff I'm into + freejazz and stuff.
I always wonder to what extent you can call stuff krautrock -like is everything that was put out by a band normally categorised as KR automatically going to be KR.
Or is it that trancey impro stuff particularly?
and what about national boundaries, surely other countries had some similar stuff coming out at the same time, (I know they did, I have bits of it) what do you call that?
I think I need to get hold of a lot more of it, but then I always do.
Np Tim Buckley I Just Dont Work Right in the Morning
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