Category Archives: krautrock

luv306

luv306 I Like Short Songs

I Like Short Songs

over 60 songs in under 42 minutes. i like short songs.
photo : Leopold Short
Tracklist
  1. Short Songs – Dead Kennedys – Alternative Tentacles (1987) > buy link
  2. Tough Guy – Beastie Boys – Grand Royal (1994) > buy link
  3. Motorbike Escape, M23 – Goblin – Cinevox (1977/2016)
  4. Supervillian Theme (inst.) – Madvillain – Stones Throw (2004) > buy link
  5. Funerailles d’un Wa Wa Rond – Les Sinners – Les Disques Trans-World (1971)
  6. Auntie’s Harp – Flying Lotus – Warp (2008) > buy link
  7. Punaisarium 1 – Alan French – Tele Music (1975)
  8. Be A Hobo – Moondog – Epic / Honet Jon’s Records (1953/2004) > buy link
  9. Hittin’ The Bong – Minutemen – SST (1985) > buy link
  10. Boa Constrictor – The Magnetic Fields – Merge (1999) > buy link
  11. Givin My Luv To You – Gong – Virgin / BYG Records / Charly Records (1973/2015) > buy link
  12. Spanish Fly – Van Halen – Warner Bros. (1979) > buy link
  13. Ready Lets Go – Boards Of Canada – Warp (2002) > buy link
  14. Why Midnight Walked But Didn’t Ring Her Bell – Liars – Blast First / Mute Records (2002) > buy link
  15. Unreferenced Comedic Music Track – Barry Gray – Trunk Records (2011) > buy link
  16. A Little Bit Of Soap – De La Soul – Tommy Boy (1989)
  17. The Streetbeater (theme from ‘Sanford And Son’) – Quincy Jones – A&M / TVT Records (1973/1987) > buy link
  18. Life Is Funny – The Fugs – Reprise (1968) > buy link
  19. I Wanna Be A Bear – Descendents – SST (1982) > buy link
  20. Straight Edge – Minor Threat – Dischord Records (1981) > buy link
  21. Embryo – Black Sabbath – Vertigo / Warner Bros. (1971) > buy link
  22. Drama In Space – The Leo Hassler Synthesizer – Trunk Records (1996)
  23. Preview Side Too – Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Warner Bros. (1977) > buy link
  24. Touched – My Bloody Valentine – Creation Records (1991) > buy link
  25. Intro – Japanther – Wäntage USA (2008) > buy link
  26. Siren – John Saunders – Music De Wolfe (1984)
  27. College – Animal Collective – FatCat Records (2004) > buy link
  28. Lining Up The Tracks – Jesse Fuller – Topic Records / Mississippi Records (1954/1960/2016) > buy link
  29. [untitled 14] – Capitain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Revenant / Xeric / Table Of The Elements (1999) > buy link
  30. Lovin’ And Touchin’ – Red Hot Chili Peppers – EMI America / Enigma Records (1985) > buy link
  31. Meow Meow Meow Meow (Meow Mix cat food commercial) – Shelley Palmer & Linda November – TVT Records (1970 / 1989) > buy link
  32. La La – The Residents – Ralph Records (1980) > buy link
  33. Fanfare On Parade – Michael Pinsonnneault – Intermède Communications (1986)
  34. Middle Zealand – Mark Mothersbaugh – Watertower Music / Spacelab9 (2014) > buy link
  35. Lock Groove – 23 Skidoo – Fetish Records (1982) > buy link
  36. Scooter And Jinx – Sonic Youth – DGC (1990) > buy link
  37. Spray Paint The Walls – Black Flag – SST (1981) > buy link
  38. What We Do Is Secret – Germs – Slash Records (1979) > buy link
  39. Forgery – DNA – No More Records (2008)
  40. Final Count Of The Collision Between Us And The Damned – Public Enemy – Def Jam Recordings (1990) > buy link
  41. Stylewild – Lootpack – Stones Throw (1999) > buy link
  42. Jupiter – Galaxy – Music De Wolfe (1982)
  43. Death Threats – Throbbing Gristle – Industrial Records / Celluloid (1978) > buy link
  44. Goodbye Cruel World – Pink Floyd – Columbia (1979) > buy link
  45. In The Hall Of The Mountain Queen – Raymond Scott – Basta (1969/2001) > buy link
  46. Anchor Butter – Daphne Oram – Young Americans (2011) > buy link
  47. Tone Bone Kone – Arthur Russell – Upside Records / Audika (1986/2005) > buy link
  48. Pnoom – Can – Spoon Records (1968/2014) > buy link
  49. fz pseudotimestretch+e+3 – Aphex Twin – Warp (2014) > buy link
  50. I’m In Great Shape – The Beach Boys – Capitol (1966/2011) > buy link
  51. Le Grand Et Le Petit – Ennio Morricone – Cinevox / Modulation (1981)
  52. Light My Fire – J Dilla – Stones Throw (2006) > buy link
  53. Why Hip Hop Sucks In ’96 – DJ Shadow – Mo Wax (1996) > buy link
  54. Melodies In Hinge Creek (Light My Fire) – DJ Vadim – Ninja Tune (1996) > buy link
  55. Untitled – Beck – Bong Load Records (1994)
  56. Here We Are Nowhere – Stiff Little Fingers – Rough Trade (1979) > buy link
  57. Big Ending! – Deja Voodoo – Og Music (1988)
  58. Festival Time – John Baker – BBC Radio Enterprises / Music On Vinyl (1968/2013)
  59. Sleep – They Might Be Giants – Idlewild Recordings (2013) > buy link
  60. Sleeping In A Jar – The Mothers Of Invention – Bizarre Records / Reprise (1969) > buy link
  61. A Short Reprise For Mary Todd, Who Went Insane, But For Very Good Reasons – Sufjan Stevens – Asthmatic Kitty Records (2005) > buy link

luv286

luv286 Following The Current pt1

Following The Current part 1

this fall i will be teaching a Personal and Cultural Enrichment class at McGill University called Following The Current : A Brief History Of Electronic Music. this, the first of a three part mix, covers the years 1952-1979 and outlines some of the artists and music that will be discussed. for more info on the class and how to enroll click on
photo : electricity
Tracklist
  1. Beton-Studie – Karlheinz Stockhausen – DOXY (1952/2011) > buy link
  2. Main Titles-Overture (from Forbidden Planet) – Louis and Bebe Barron (1956/1978) > buy link
  3. Over The Rainbow – Paul Tanner with Andre Montero and his Orchestra – Omega Disk / Aero Space Records (1959)
  4. Daisy Bell – Max Mathews – Cacophonic / Finders Keepers (1961/2013)
  5. Telstar – The Tornados – Decca / Mr. Suit Records (1962/2013) > buy link
  6. Doctor Who Theme (Original 1963 Version) – Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer from BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Harkit Records (1963/2013) > buy link
  7. Girl From Venus – Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley – Vangaurd (1966) > buy link
  8. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles – Parlophone (1966)
  9. Daily Nightly – The Monkees – Colgems / Rhino (1967/1986) > buy link
  10. excerpt from Silver Apples Of The Moon Part II – Morton Subotnick – Nonesuch Records (1967)
  11. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major : Second Movement – Walter Carlos – Columbia Masterworks (1968)
  12. Peace Three – Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause – Nonesuch Records (1968)
  13. Cybernaut – Tonto’s Expanding Head Band (Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil) – Atlantic (1971/1975)
  14. Girl Blue – Stevie Wonder – Tamla / Motown – (1972)
  15. Rain Dance – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1973) > buy link
  16. Movements Of A Visionary – Tangerine Dream – Virgin (1974/1977) > buy link
  17. Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Theme) (from Assault On Precinct 13) – John Carpenter – Record Makers (1976/2003) > buy link
  18. Disco From A Space Show – Guitar Red – Mod-Art / Chocolate Industries (1976/2012) > buy link
  19. I Feel Love – Donna Summer – Casablanca Records (1977) > buy link
  20. Rocket U.S.A. – Suicide – Red Star Records (1977/1999) > buy link
  21. United – Throbbing Gristle – Industrial Records (1977/1981) > buy link
  22. Trans-Europe Express / Metal On Metal – Kraftwerk – Capitol (1977) > buy link
  23. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) – Parliament – Casablanca Records (1978) > buy link
  24. Fantastic Man – William Onyeabor – Wilfilms Records / Luaka Bop (1979/2013) > buy link
  25. I Nearly Married A Human – Gary Numan + Tubeway Army – Beggars Banquet (1979) > buy link

luv265

luv265-noopS

noopS

this is a chronological Can collection with a track off of each of their studio albums. if you do not know about Can, one of the most influential bands to come out of Germany during the whole krautrock explosion, you should. if you already dig Can then you know how awesome this mixtape is.
image : Nancy Becker
Tracklist:
  1. Little Star Of Bethlehem – Can – Spoon Records (1968/1981) > buy link
  2. The Empress And The Ukraine King – Can – United Artists Records / Virgin / Spoon Records– (1969/1974/1976) > buy link
  3. Father Cannot Yell – The Can – Music Factory GmbH / Spoon Records (1969) > buy link
  4. Tango Whiskeyman – Can – Liberty (1970)
  5. Bring Me Coffee Or Tea – Can – United Artists Records / Spoon Records (1971) > buy link
  6. Spoon – Can – United Artists Records (1972) > buy link
  7. Future Days – Can – United Artists Records (1973) > buy link
  8. Chain Reaction – Can – United Artists Records (1974) > buy link
  9. Hunters And Collectors – Can – HÖR ZU / EMI Electrola / Spoon Records (1975) > buy link
  10. Laugh Till You Cry – Live Till You Die (O.R.N.) – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola (1976) > buy link
  11. Don’t Say No – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola (1977) > buy link
  12. One More Day – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola / Spoon Records (1978) > buy link
  13. All Gates Open – Can – Harvest / EMI Electrola / Spoon Records (1979) > buy link
  14. Like A New Child – Can – Mercury / Spoon Records (1989) > buy link

luv184

himmel

this is a mix of music from the Sky Records catalog. a breeding ground for German experimental electronic music, krautrock, ambient and progressive rock heavy hitters in the late seventies / early eighties. close listens will reveal the roots of many contemporary styles of music that followed in it’s footsteps.
image : Mammatus & Cumulus Clouds
Tracklist:
  1. Karussell – Michael Rother – Sky Records (1977) > buy link
  2. Die Bunge – Cluster & Eno – Sky Records (1977) > buy link
  3. Silverrain – Adelbert von Deyen – Sky Records (1980) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Missi Cacadou – Moebius & Plank – Sky Records (1980) > buy link
  5. Prothese – Cluster – Sky Records (1979) > buy link
  6. Cretin Statique – Asmus Tiechens – Sky Records (1981) > buy link
  7. Herold – Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Sky Records (1979) > buy link
  8. Luftschloss – Eno Moebius Roedelius – Sky Records (1978) > buy link
  9. Angel of Jupiter – Peter Backhausen – Sky Records (1979) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Von Ferne her -Hans-Joachim Roedelius – Sky Records (1981) > buy link
  11. Südwind – Tyndall – Sky Records (1980) > (searching for buy link)
  12. Sowiesoso – Cluster – Sky Records (1976) > buy link
  13. Auf Engelsflügeln – Deutsche Wertarbeit – Sky Records (1981) > buy link

luv132

Kosmische Musik

krautrock combines post-psychedelic jamming and moody progressive rock with ideas from experimental modern classical music and the new directions that emerged in jazz during the 1960s and 70s. it’s what happens when you give post-World War II German kids guitars, basses, drums and synthesizers.
photo : Neil Aikman
Tracklist:
  1. Sonnenrad – Michael Rother – Sky Records (1978) > buy link
  2. Dino – Harmonia – Brain / Lilith (1974/2006) > buy link
  3. Rambo Zambo – Kollectiv – Brain / Soul Jazz (1973/2010) > buy link
  4. Reise Durch Ein Brennendes Gehirn – Tangerine Dream – Ohr (1970) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Krautrock – Faust – Virgin (1973) > buy link
  6. Interplay Of Forces – Cosmic Jokers – Kosmische Musik / Spalax Music (1972/1996) > (searching for buy link)
  7. Don’t Turn The Light On, Leave Me Alone – Can – Liberty Records (1970) > buy link
  8. Passage – Streetmark – Sky Records (1977) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Für Immer (Forever) – Neu! – Brain / Astralwerks (1973/2001) > buy link
  10. Rückstoss Gondolero – Kraftwerk – KWRZ (1971/2003) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Freak’n’Roll – Ash Ra Temple – Ohr (1973) > (searching for buy link)