Altona is a German band, founded in 1971 in Hamburg suburbs as reincarnation of krautrock band Thrice Mice. Dropping former band's classical edge in preference for a jazzier front on their debut, Altona played a lively fusion that crossed many boundaries, but kept the Blodwyn Pig feel that dominated the early Thrice Mice recordings. Mixing excellent early jazz fusion with psychedelic rock elements album's music is a real gem. In contrast, their second album Chickenfarm saw a mellowing of style, to funky edged jazz-rock with blues and soul tendencies, and an indistinctive Anglo-American type brassy-rock sound. A few Altona members later reappeared in the obscure band Dirty Dogs.
A maddened German war criminal lives in a secluded house owned by his rich father who lets him think the war is still on 20 years after the fact. However, no deception can last forever.
O.M. aka Ovnimoon is the legendary Hector Stuardo from Chile presenting his first full length ambient album. After tuning the psy world’s frequencies up a notch with his amazing trance album Magnetic Portal, Hector has channelled a whole new level of classic low frequency space drone ambient music for Altona.
Beatles Bop – Hamburg Days is a compilation album of the 1961 recording of Tony Sheridan and The Beatles released by Bear Family Records in 2001. To date, this is the most complete collection of the recordings done with producer Bert Kaempfert for Polydor (excluding the other recordings featured on the My Bonnie/The Beatles' First albums that were done by other musicians under the "The Beat Brothers" name)—featuring both mono and stereo mixes of the album. The album was released in a standard two-CD jewel box with a 99-page booklet…