Amon Düül II
Moondawn
Autobahn
Guru Guru

Pop/Rock » Art-Rock/Experimental » Kraut Rock

Kraut Rock refers to the legions of German bands of the early '70s that expanded the sonic possibilities of art and progressive rock. Instead of following in the direction of their British and American counterparts, who were moving toward jazz and classical-based compositions and concept albums, the German bands became more mechanical and electronic. Working with early synthesizers and splicing together seemingly unconnected reels of tape, bands like Faust, Can, and Neu created a droning, pulsating sound that owed more to the avant garde than to rock & roll. Although the bands didn't make much of an impact while they were active in the '70s, their music anticipated much post-punk of the early '80s, particularly industrial rock. Kraut rock also came into vogue in the '90s, when groups like Stereolab and Tortoise began incorporating the hypnotic rhythms and electronic experiments of the German art-rock bands into their own, vaguely avant-garde indie rock.

Kraut Rock Artists Highlights

Amon Düül II
Amon Düül II
Guru Guru
Guru Guru
Kraftwerk
Kraftwerk
Can
Can
Klaus Schulze
Klaus Schulze
Tangerine Dream
Tangerine Dream

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Kraut Rock Album Highlights

Moondawn
Klaus Schulze
Moondawn
Autobahn
Kraftwerk
Autobahn
Essential (1972-1993)
Klaus Schulze
Essential (1972-1993)
Dream Sequence
Tangerine Dream
Dream Sequence
The Catalogue
Kraftwerk
The Catalogue
Irrlicht
Klaus Schulze
Irrlicht

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Kraut Rock Song Highlights

Title/Composer Performer Stream
Floating Klaus Schulze
Kometenmelodie 2 Kraftwerk
Autobahn Kraftwerk
Satz Exil Sils Maria Klaus Schulze
Showroom Dummies Kraftwerk
One More Night Can
Spacelab Kraftwerk
Radioactivity Kraftwerk
Kyrie Popol Vuh
Totem Klaus Schulze

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