21 Sep Edited by Nikolaos Kotsopoulos, Krautrock: Cosmic Rock And Its Legacy features written contributions from the likes of Ken Hollings, Michael. 3 Nov Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy charts the history of this influential music genre, from its roots in free jazz, psychedelia and the music of. ‘Krautrock’ a term first used by the British music press, was never a coherent movement, rather a loose definition to describe the music coming out of West.

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I have no patience for writers who can’t overcome their insecurities enough to pass on information that weakens and taints their position of superiority just by admitting that they possess such knowledge.

Other pictures lose their captions in the same gutter. Worse, the font seems to be Courier or something similar. Jun 21, Colin Masso rated it liked it. Return to Book Page.

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Great book exploring Germany’s hidden musical moment. Almost worth it alone. The late s in West Germany was a period of profound breakthroughs, upheavals and reversals.

Sadly, this isn’t that book. Nevertheless, this is an interesting book that curates much of the knowledge about a hugely important musical movement. The musicians operated outside any known categories, breaking new ground and krautrock cosmic rock and its legacy their backs to both their country’s past and the conventions of Anglo-American rock.

The gems within this book: Most recent customer reviews. Finally the most famous of them all, at times inaccurate and subjective “Krautrocksampler” that I don’t really find all that interesting.

One person found this helpful. Do it chronologically, or by style, or by region.

To listen to all the albums not deemed worthy of note: Plenty of color images, dates and insider facts to knock your psychedelic socks off! Read more Read less. Communes were spreading, protests organized throughout the entire country, the desire to begin everything anew permeating the young. Friday, 16 October London Noir Krautrock cosmic rock and its legacy.

Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and Its Legacy

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Sorry, I was disappointed. I’m glad I got it. To ask other readers questions about Krautrockplease sign up. But it could have been so much better.

Out of this climate, a music scene exploded that would forever change the face of western rock; at times anarchic, at others mystical, magickal, or utopian, it pushed rock beyond any known limits. Feb 26, Thomas Leger rated it it was amazing.

Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and Its Legacy

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Pictured above from top to bottom: I have read praise for the photography, but most of the pictures are mundane and some are unquestionably poor. This was like a coffee table book, and wasn’t nearly as informative as I’d hoped.

Essays about bands are very well written and go way beyond simple, sweet and short overviews. The biographies of the bands and the main producers, which make up three-quarters of the book, are pretty solid. This book was fairly interesting and the pictures and artwork were nice, but I felt like I could have gotten the same info reading Allmusic for a few hours.

Cosmic Rock and Its Legacy Editor: Krautrock is one of the most neglected yet important genres in popular music. Jeff rated it liked it Aug 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Moreover, this is not the place for an incontrovertible interpretation of the myth. The late s in West Germany was a period of profound breakthroughs, upheavals and reversals.

Never a genre or a movement per se, Krautrock encompassed a very wild and diverse range of sounds, attitudes, and past musics, from krautrock cosmic rock and its legacy jazz to Karlheinz Stockhausen, from dada to Fluxus, from German Romanticism to the Mothers of Invention. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Their vision fired the imaginations krautrock cosmic rock and its legacy generations of musicians after them: To put it bluntly, the write-ups on each band were a bit half-assed.