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Peals Create Soundscapes Both Ambient and Edgy on 'Honey'

Peals' Honey, originally released in 2016, has found a new home on a different label, and an opportunity for reexamination.

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Ireland's Junk Drawer Share New Krautrock Meets Post-Punk Song, "Temporary Day" (premiere)

Junk Drawer's "Temporary Day" is a simple yet compelling video for a gripping song that shows why the band have earned such acclaim in their native Ireland.

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Experimental Rock's Trees Speak Summon Kosmische Sensations on 'Ohms'

On their inspiring second album, Ohms, Arizona avant-garde collective Trees Speak invoke the best of expansive electronica through motorik repetitions across a sprawling masterwork.

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Horse Lords Create a Loud, Disciplined Roar on 'The Common Task'

Experimental rock's Horse Lords release their first album in four years, and it's meticulous and complex, but also undeniably joyous and celebratory.

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Holy Fuck Morph Into an Electropop/House Group on 'Deleter'

On Deleter, Holy Fuck have enthusiastically thrown themselves into the kaleidoscopic world of the early 1990s house scene while adding a few footnotes using their particular musical vocabulary.

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Fly Pan AM Get the Classic Krautrock Vibe Right on 'C’est ça'

Canadian experimental rock band, Fly Pan AM return after a 15-year absence, stressing the extremes of their sound on C'est ça.

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Fujiya & Miyagi Debut Stunning Vince Clarke remix of "Fear of Missing Out"(premiere)

Erasure's Vince Clarke amplifies the groove of Fujiya & Miyagi's "Fear of Missing Out" and steers it to the heart of the dancefloor.

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Fujiya & Miyagi's 'Flashback' Takes a Compelling Look at Our Present Moment

Fujiya & Miyagi's eighth album, Flashback, packages a certain critique of nostalgia in the band's trademark motorik sound.

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Swiss Grooves: An Interview with L'Eclair

L'Eclair's third album effortlessly touches on funk, prog, dub, disco, ambient, and electronic genres, warming the chilled precision of Krautrock with danceable rhythms. Bass player Elie Ghersinu observes, "It just keeps on evolving every day, every month."

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Needs More Trombone: Elektro Guzzi Boost Their Organic Techno Approach with 'Polybrass'

Austria's prolific, three-piece instrumental outfit Elektro Guzzi add horns to their sound with the daring, dynamic new album, Polybrass.

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Camera Stuns with Psychedelic Phantasmagoria in "Patrouille Pt. 1" (premiere)

For the first time in six years, Camera is a quintet. The newly-formed five-piece break free of krautrock's confines to deliver something substantially more avant-garde.

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Beak's Third Album, >>>, Is Their Most Focused and Succinct Work Yet

Coupled with a sharper sound and stronger hooks, Beak's >>> stands as the band's most engaging album to date.

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Brits in Hot Weather #6: Fröst, Peter Ibbetson, Vulgarians, Dahlia Sleeps, Freddie Frampton

In this edition we have Krautrock infused pop from Fröst, warm, ambient techno from Peter Ibbetson, shadowy post-punk from Vulgarians, spacious dream-pop from Dahlia Sleeps, and finally some kicking house from the returning Freddie Frampton.

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Brits in Hot Weather #4: Ex-Display Model, Fatherson, Stratz, Model Man, and Petrie

Featuring stunning new sounds from Fujiya and Miyagi frontman David Best, anthemic alt-rock from Fatherson, fresh dancehall influenced grime from Stratz, emotive post-dubstep from Model Man, and a sun-drenched banger from Petrie.

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Private Life (This Will Destroy You/Shmu Collaboration) Gives Taste of New LP With "Hesitation" (premiere)

Private Life's "Hesitation" features fast rhythms, strange electronic noises, and all the intensity you can pack into 1:58 seconds.

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Soul Jazz Brings Back an Essential Krautrock Anthology for Round Two

Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1972-83 is back, remastered, and ready for retail.

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Horte Truly Lose Themselves in the  Haze of These Two Longform Tracks

Finnish ethereal rockers Horte evolve from the solid structures of their debut album creating a freeform, minimalistic krautrock bliss on their new EP.

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Holger Czukay Retrospective Spans Five Decades of Genre-Bending Groove

The "universal dilettante" Holger Czukay revolutionized music and minds, and this new collection is a fitting homage to what can be accomplished by a refusal to adhere to the restrictive definitions of style or genre.

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Suuns' 'Felt' Is the Band's Most Candid Album

Suuns' Felt the is the follow-up to their pivotal Hold/Still, and it's the most candid album the Canadian band has made.

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Low Flying Hawks - "Space Wizard" (video) (premiere) (interview)

Mysterious, Krautrock-influenced sludge merchants team up with acclaimed Mexican film director, members of Melvins for new video.

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Can: The Singles

A compilation of singles by legendary German experimentalists Can may seem bizarre at first, but it helps brings their pop-minded tendencies to the forefront like never before.

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Gaudi: Magnetic

The producer's interplay between drum and bass forms the album's heart. A resonant, visceral listen.

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Forma: Physicalist

Brooklyn's instrumental trio are back in rare form with a new label, a new band member, and an expanded sonic palette.

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Camera - 'Phantom Of Liberty' (album stream) (premiere)

Camera has come through with eight tracks of frenetic Krautrock, reckless and relentless the whole way through.

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Dieter Moebius: Blotch / Nurton

Bureau B is here to make sure that Dieter Moebius's solo releases don't get swept under the Cluster/Harmonia rug.

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Harmonia: Complete Works

Brian Eno loved them, and probably would not have made those beloved Bowie albums the same way without them.

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Maserati Remains Fun, Friendly With 'Rehumanizer'

Don't worry about whether Maserati is rock band, post rock band, Krautrock band. In the end, it's just fun.

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Faust: j US t

Ostensibly a grand experiment, Faust's latest is just another pretentious excuse to avoid the most difficult step in all art: finishing it.

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Laetitia Sadier: Something Shines

The Stereolab songstress brings us an album of familiar themes that pushes her latest chapter into deeper territory and works to correct the missteps of 2012’s Silencio.

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Can: The Lost Tapes

The Lost Tapes doesn't tell us anything new about Can, necessarily. But it does is remind us of all the band's talents as an experimental, innovative group, and as a damned tight rock band.

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Choir of Young Believers: Rhine Gold

Rhine Gold is an engrossingly original album, though it feels more like a nascent version of a concept that still has yet to develop.

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Tracker: How I Became An Alien

File under: Kind of oh-so-close.

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Kreidler: Tank

Tank went from twinkle in Kreidler's eye to fully-realized longplayer in less than two total weeks of work, and nothing about it sounds the least bit raw or unfinished.

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Peter Bjorn and John: Gimme Some

For all intents and purposes, Gimme Some is the logical follow-up that should have come on the heels of Writer’s Block.

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Faust: Faust Is Last

After 40 years, Faust continues to make a complicated and intellectual brand of noisy rock and roll. Like the earlier records, this double album is difficult, but still rewarding.


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