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West German Underground – A Brief History of Krautrock

Sauerkraut (literally “sour herb” or “sour leaf”) is a salty cabbage dish from Germany that’s really quite delicious. It’s often eaten with mashed potatoes and ham or sausages. From this popular cabbage dish, the term “kraut” arose as a slang word for a German person, usually in a derogatory sense. The term “Deutsch-Rock” (German Rock)…

The Evolution of Tommy Tallarico

One of the fun parts of watching the technology scene is watching the same names come around through different generations. One massive surprise, at the same time Atari is trying to drag its hardware corpse back from the dead, is Intellivision having another go at arcade fame. The project is led by Tommy Tallarico, a…

A Disjointed, Open-ended Essay on the Significance of Noise

by: A. Martellacci I have of late, become obsessed with noise.  Semantically, aurally, visually; noise.  All my sketches, paintings, sculptures and textiles are littered with disordered overdrawing and unsettling half dreamed images from deep within the static.  The last song I composed received a review of, “Why?”, from one of my most honest and unpretentious…

Can (Band) History, Some Analysis, and Discography

History of Can (as in the band) Founders and the artistic core of the band Can were the keyboard player Irmin Schmidt and the bassist Holger Czukay. Both had studied composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen at the Musikhochschule in Cologne . In early 1968, they gathered together musicians with contrasting musical backgrounds, forming an experimental musical…