1. Ax Genrich Highdelberg (1975) [reissue 2006]

Ax Genrich - 4 Albums (1975-2009) (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at April 9, 2016
Ax Genrich - 4 Albums (1975-2009) (Repost)

Ax Genrich - 4 Albums (1975-2009)
EAC Rip | FLAC, WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 1,54 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 558 MB | Covers - 155 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Pelin Records, ATM Records, Sunhair, Sireena Records

Ax Genrich is a master guitarist from Berlin, Germany. He played with The Lords, Agitation Free, Guru Guru, RIF and many others and belongs without any doubt to one of the key persons of Krautrock music within the last 40 years. 1973 he became the best guitarist of Germany. "Highdelberg" is Genrich's first solo venture originally from 1975. Along for the ride are Mani Neumeller from Guru Guru, Jen Fride (Kraan), Peter Wollbrandt (Kraan), Helmut Hattler (Kraan), Deiter Morbius and Achim Roedelius (Harmonia, Cluster).

Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 27, 2015
Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]

Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 775 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 274 MB | Covers - 161 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Long Hair

Always essentially the project of the Drogies brothers, Thirsty Moon came into being in September 1971 as the amalgamation of D.R.P. (Drogies Rock Project) and Shakespears (apparently a jazz-soul band), resulting in a very big group (seven to eight members) performing complex rock that used unusual jazz structures as its base. Obviously influenced by the likes of Colosseum, the Chicago brass-rock scene and earlier German bands like Xhol and Organisation, Thirsty Moon created a music with great dynamics, use of heavy and spacious structures, unconventional songs and arrangements, and above all amazing musicianship…

Vikings Invasion - Vol.1 (1975) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Sept. 2, 2011
Vikings Invasion - Vol.1 (1975) [Reissue 2006]

Vikings Invasion - Vol.1 (1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 284 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 130 MB | Covers - 102 MB
Genre: Progressive Blues Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 123)

Vikings Invasion from the German-speaking part of Switzerland played quite a rough type of blues-rock with progressive touch. Charles Sterchi on guitar and vocals, Eric Eberhard on bass, and Gerhard Burri on drums had played together in this simplest possible configuration already since 1970 and originally called themselves after a character by Brecht. In 1975, their only LP was released exclusively in England where they lived and had concerts for some time; it carried the optimistic title “Vol.1”.
F.G. Experimental Laboratory - Journey Into A Dream (1975) [Reissue 2006]

F.G. Experimental Laboratory - Journey Into A Dream (1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 249 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 123 MB | Covers - 131 MB
Genre: Progressive Electronic | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Thors Hammer (THCD 002)

This instrumental electronic work is an one-man project, created by Frédy Guye who had lived in Switzerland. The original ultra-rare LP has been released in 1975 in a limited edition of 100 copies and was only available at concerts. "Journey Into A Dream" is still a very unknown gem, but should be interesting for everyone who owns records from early Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze or Ashra.
Ax Genrich - The Best Of Ax Genrich: 1971 - 1996 Highdelberg, And More (1997)

Ax Genrich - The Best Of Ax Genrich: 1971 - 1996 Highdelberg, And More (1997)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
ATM Records, ATM 3822-AH | ~ 399 or 160 Mb | Scans(png) -> 33 Mb
Psychedelic Prog Rock

Ax Genrich was the original guitarist for krautrock pioneers Guru Guru, as two unreleased Guru Guru tracks are on this disc, "Electric Junk" from 1971 and "Oxymoron" lifted from a Beat Club TV show. "Blow-Up" is a mind-scrambling cut off Genrich's 1994 'Psychedelic Guitar' CD and "Come Back" is from his 1995 'Wave Cut' effort…

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Another Live (1975) [Reissue 1999]  Music

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 11, 2017
Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Another Live (1975) [Reissue 1999]

Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Another Live (1975) [Reissue 1999]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 306 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 108 MB | Covers - 29 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Essential (ESM CD 756)

It's hard to say exactly why Another Live works better than either Todd Rundgren's Utopia or Initiation, Rundgren's two previous excursions into synth-heavy prog-rock. It's not that the music is more energetic or focused, since it isn't. Neither is the music more challenging or ambitious – it's simply better. It's true that the second half is devoted to covers (West Side Story's "Something's Coming," the Move's "Do Ya") or Rundgren classics ("Heavy Metal Kids," "Just One Victory"), all of which are more song-oriented than anything on the first half, or anything on either TR's Utopia or Initiation…
Mickey Jupp - Juppanese (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Mickey Jupp - Juppanese (1978) Expanded Remastered Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 385 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 132 Mb | Scans ~ 51 Mb | 00:57:56
Pub Rock, New Wave, Rock & Roll, Rhythm & Blues | Label: Repertoire | # REPUK 1084

Mickey Jupp – known to his fans as ‘Juppy’ – was the singer, pianist and guitar player with the Sixties’ British rock band Legend. Based in Southend On Sea, Juppy had previously performed with the Orioles and was steeped in rock’n’roll tradition. When Legend broke up in 1972 the singer re-launched his career on the London circuit, where he attained semi-mythical status as a pioneer of UK pub rock. He was signed to the eclectic Stiff label, and ‘Juppanese’ was released in 1978 to great acclaim among aficionados. Here are a dozen rockin’ tracks, including the appropriately titled ‘Old Rock’n’Roller’, together with five bonus items, comprising A and B-sides and album tracks, all composed by the ‘Juppanese’ man himself.

Stray - Suicide (1971) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 29, 2017
Stray - Suicide (1971) [Reissue 2006]

Stray - Suicide (1971) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 220 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 101 MB | Covers (8 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock, Hard Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Strange Days Records (POCE-1065)

London's Stray followed up an eclectic eponymous debut with more of the same on their 1971 sophomore effort, "Suicide", which of course was just dandy since "more of the same" on this occasion essentially entailed another imaginative melding of different musical genres under the broad, forgiving definition afforded by the progressive rock tag. As to the album's rather negative title, it didn't foreshadow a radical shift toward the quartet's pre-existing heavy rock tendencies (actually, more keyboards were the hot novelty here) so much as a reflection of these songs' darker overall mood when it came to their lyrics…

New York Gong - About Time (1980) [Reissue 2006]  Music

Posted by gribovar at July 20, 2017
New York Gong - About Time (1980) [Reissue 2006]

New York Gong - About Time (1980) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 238 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 88 MB | Covers - 18 MB
Genre: Progressive/Experimental Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Charly (SNAP 275CD)

Gong gone punk. "About Time" documents Daevid Allen's 1979 New York trip to partake of the then-happenin' CBGB's scene. The new sound is an odd hybrid of Psychedelia ("Preface"), New Wave ("I Am a Freud") and Punk ("Much Too Old"), with a lyrical sentiment reminiscent of early-'70s Gong ("Jungle Window"). The CD opens with an effects-laden recording of Allen reciting his "trippy" poetry. Some of the compositions, like "I Am a Freud," bleed quirky rhythms and melodies resembling the work of the League of Gentlemen and Talking Heads. "Materialism" and "Strong Woman" feature Allen's glissando guitar, which seems a forerunner to the sound Fripp and Belew employed on their early-'80s King Crimson projects…

Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow (2000) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at July 6, 2017
Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow (2000) Reissue 2006 [Re-Up]

Dead Meadow - Dead Meadow (2000) Reissue 2006
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 302 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Indie Rock, Psychedelic Rock, Stoner Rock | Label: Xemu Records | # XM-1013 | 00:46:42

In Dead Meadow's universe, the wah-wah pedal is just as important as the guitar itself, and both are clearly more important than any sort of vocals. In fact, at first listen, singer/guitarist Jason Simon's barely audible whine puts the band's eponymous debut in some jeopardy before it has a chance to get underway. Coupled with the all-too-sluggish haze through which early tracks "Sleepy Silver Door" and "Indian Bones" slowly drift into focus, it may scare off many listeners before they can discover the secret of Dead Meadow's true appeal. First hinted at by the sweet, acoustic simplicity of "At the Edge of the Wood" (where the singer redeems himself with a gentle, much more effective Neil Young-like delivery), this subsequently takes shape via Simon's inspired guitar work. Displaying a subtle but nevertheless formidable control of tone and feedback, the guitarist creates a hypnotic wash of sound – akin to a softcore Hendrix. Having figured out this small mystery, open-minded stoner rock enthusiasts can then appreciate the laid-back perfection of the album's stellar second half.