Krautrock

Eloy

Hi Frank, I’m glad we’re given the chance to talk about Eloy’s new release. Well, part 2 of “The Vision the Sword and the Pyre” completes the work, you’ve wanted to release for quite a long time. How did the process of this album differ in relation to the first, if at all and how do you feel now that it’s done?
 

faUSt announces July 2018 North American Tour

German Krautrock legends faUSt will be embarking on their Vagabondages in North America tour in July 2018!

faUSt is an experimental rock band which came out of the Hamburg music scene in the late sixties. Formed in Wümme in 1971, faUSt were the first band to have the term “krautrock” applied to their music, and to the genre that ensued.

German for “fist”, and also the protagonist of Goethe's eponymous play, faUSt were one of the first bands to use the recording studio as an instrument. Their live appearances were explosive (literally), as the pinball machines and jack-hammer legends detail.

Eloy


Hi Frank, it’s an honor to have you on Grande Rock. First of all, congrats on your new album, The Vision the Sword and the Pyre… it’s exceptional on the whole.
 
F: Thank you very much for your appreciation.
 
 
Well, it’s been about 8 years since the band’s previous studio album. What happened all this time and why did it take you so long to release a new album?
 

Eloy - The Vision, the Sword and the Pyre

Let’s start this review by saying that a band like Eloy, a band that has been around since 1969 (experiencing brief hiatuses), that has released some 20+ albums, a historical as much as legendary band that has released milestone albums in its genre, is not going to be judged poorly because of its last album, their place in history is already cemented…
 

Pixie Ninja - Ultrasound

I really find it both hard and easy at the same time to describe these Norwegian band’s debut album. It seems to mix electronica, beats and prog, as it whims to produce some instrumental soundscapes that defy categorization by strict bounds, but might appeal to the open-minded progster.
 
“Auditory Hallucinations” is half minimalist, half heavily electronic and pretty psychedelic, ehm electronica.
 

Weserbergland - Sehr Kosmisch, Ganz Progisch

“Sehr Kosmisch Ganz Progisch” by Weserbergland is an album by flute player Ketil Vestrum Einarsen, whose been a member of Jaga Jazzist, White Willow, Motorpsycho and Geir Lysnes Listening Ensemble for a while, a true veteran of the Norweigian scene.
 
This is his contemporary take on inspiration he drew from Krautrock, but bastardized with way too many neoterisms to the point where the rather straightforward nature of the often hypnotic genre, becomes overloaded with effect ridden guitars and beats that feel quite electronic.
 

Circle to release new studio album “Terminal” on June 23rd 2017

Circle is the very definition of genre-defying; a rare feat for any band, but effortlessly achieved by this prolific Finnish collective.

Circle's latest album “Terminal”, confirmed for release on June 23rd, 2017, through Southern Lord, is pure hedonistic pleasure.

The “Terminal” track “Kill City” can be streamed below.

Spoilers share brand new single “No Pressure” & announce UK Tour 2016

Anti Vibe”, the debut LP from London-based garage outfit Spoilers, is a statement, recalling the punchier elements of Dischord Records post-hardcore whilst also drawing inspiration from motorik krautrock rhythms. Brought together by a teenhood friendship and a chance meeting at Deerhunter's ATP Festival, the four-piece cite inspiration from the likes of Fugazi, Sonic Youth, Thee Oh Sees & Male Bonding.