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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.

Founded: 1970

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Website: Kraftwerk

Kravetz, Jean-Jacques

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Keyboard player for Frumpy, Atlantis, Randy Pie and more.

Founded: 1947

Location: Paris, France

Website: Kravetz | News von Jean-Jacques Kravetz

La Düsseldorf

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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.

Founded: 1975

Location: Duesseldorf, Germany

Website: Klaus Dinger


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.

Founded: 1977

Location: Germany

Manuel Göttsching book Deep Distance now available

From author Christian Wheeldon's blog site:
Update: December 2017 - Still in stock and into a third print run! Well over six years in the writing, this has been painstakingly pieced together but was also a real labour of love for me.
Here's some information about the book:
-156 pages
-95,000 words
-Four pages of colour photographs
-12 black and white photographs/images throughout the text
-Limited edition print run

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.

Founded: 1968

Location: Herford, Germany

Moebius, Dieter

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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.

Founded: 1944

Location: St. Gallen, Switzerland

Website: dieter moebius


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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.

Founded: 1971

Location: Duesseldorf, Germany

Website: NEU! 2010

New Faust Album, j U S t

Jean-Herve Peron and Diermeyer have released a new Faust album, j U S t, pronounced "just us". It's out on Bureau B, available on CD and Vinyl. I'm off to get mine tonight.


New Peter Baumann album announced

Former Tangerine Dream member and recording artist Peter Baumann returns with an album after many, many decades: "Machines of Desire is filled with many influences, not least of them, my time with Tangerine Dream. Recording this album has been a very rich experience that fulfilled my creative desires, with more to come. I’m delighted that German record label Bureau B will release the recording in May/June of this year."