Band/Artist Bio
Großkopf, Harald

Best known for his metronomic drumming with Klaus Schulze, Wallenstein, and Ashra, Harald Großkopf is also an accomplished synthesist and world musician.

Guru Guru

If Cream or Jimi Hendrix invented the "power trio", Germany's Guru Guru defined it on acid, offering the purest psychedlic freakouts on their early albums. Later albums, ever under the direction of Mani Neumeier, traversed all sorts of diverse music.


A collaboration between Michael Rother of Neu!, and Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius of Cluster, Harmonia released two albums for the Brain label, and a third collaboration with Brian Eno (a precursor to Cluster & Eno) was released decades later.

Hattler, Hellmut

Bassist for Kraan, one of the world's finest.


One of the most under-rated groups of the progressive era, Hoelderlin's albums rival the best from the United Kingdom. The core of Hoelderlin's albums were released on CD by EMI in 2007.

Hoenig, Michael

Michael Hoenig was a founding member of Agitation Free. He also filled in for Peter Baumann in Tangerine Dream in 1975.


Former Organisation member Basil Hammoudi and one-time Kraftwerk drummer Andreas Hohmann formed this group, who under the tutelage of Conny Plank, released one album before calling it quits.


Hamburg band led by Jochen Petersen released one album of superb progressive rock.


One of Germany's most idiosyncratic rock bands, the slow burn rock of Jane remained a constant through most of their career.

Kin Ping Meh

Hailing from Mannheim, heavy progressives Kin Ping Meh first few albums were produced by Achim Reichel for his Zebra Records.


As Kluster, Conrad Schnitzler and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, were pioneers of sound from a slightly older generation, using traditional instruments in the most untraditional ways to craft their art. They founded the Zodiac Free Arts Lab in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, a place where most of what would become "krautrock" found its seed. Later members included Dieter Moebius, Wolfgang Seidel, and Klaus Freudigmann.


Happiest band from Germany. When will the "jam band" audience find them?


From early free-form improvisation to the perfection of electro-pop, Kraftwerk reign as one of the most musically influential groups from the 70s. However, the Ralf & Florian and Autobahn era should appeal to most progressive fans.

La Düsseldorf

Brothers Klaus und Thomas Dinger, along with Hans Lampe founded La Düsseldorf following the dissolution of Neu!. There records were highly successful in their native Germany, reputedly selling over a million copies.


One of the many amazing albums recorded by Conny Plank during the 1970s. This one included members of Kraan, Harmonia and a young Asmus Tietchens.

Lucifer's Friend

Ostensibly a studio group, Lucifer's Friend debut album is a standard of heavy rock for the 70s, while their second effort is there most progressive. Later albums drifted towards hard rock.

Missus Beastly

Missus Beastly had two distinct eras during their existence; the first early one produced their debut, an album of atypical psychedelic rock for its time, and the second a much more promising fusion sound similar to Embryo.

Moebius, Dieter

A student of Joseph Bueys, Dieter Moebius arrived in Berlin just as the Zodiac Free Arts Lab was taking off, joining Kluster and later Cluster, a long-standing relationship he would share with Hans-Joachim Roedelius. Also of note were his collaborations with Conny Plank.


Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger left Kraftwerk in 1971 to form Neu!, releasing three albums before splitting ways, and giving us one of the most original and recognizable beats in rock music.


One-off album from this German band is very much in the Gabriel-era Genesis style. Reissued by Musea in 2002. Other issue is the band's musical interpretation of Lewis Carrol's "Alice In Wonderland".


One of Germany's first rock bands to sing exclusively in their native language. Albums were produced by Achim Reichel.


Precursor to Kraftwerk, Organisation included Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider-Esleben, and Basil Hammoudi, later of Ibliss.

Pappert, Johannes

Sax player from Kraan


Klaus Doldinger's fusion outfit, heralding some of Germany's finest musicians, including drummer Curt Cress.