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Stephan Plank – Resetting The Preset

  Not many people get to say their dad was a "super-producer", but in the case of Stephan Plank, son of Conny Plank, it turns out to be true. Who Is Conny Plank? While "super-producer" might seem a rather nebulous term to apply to someone, it's hard to think of a better-fitting way to describe…
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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)…

Early Ambient Artists and Their Great Albums

Before you do anything else, bookmark this page and add it to your favourites. Alright. Now we can relax and enjoy some chill sounds.  Everyone needs to have at least one or two great ambient albums in their collection and yes, that includes people who wouldn't otherwise listen to music like this. At the bottom…

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…