Xhol

Xhol (Xhol Caravan, Soul Caravan) - 6 Albums (1971-2009) (Repost)

Xhol (Xhol Caravan, Soul Caravan) - 6 Albums (1971-2009)
EAC Rip | WavPack, FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 2,07 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 899 MB | Covers - 655 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights, ZYX Music

Xhol was one of the first bands who participated at the send of the 60s to the launch of the Krautrock movement in Germany. Nevertheless their music cannot be categorised. Their roots came from rhythm'n blues with soul tendencies. With their second album "electrip" they rapidly found their own style which can be considered as an original fusion of free jazz, psychedelic rock and electronic experimentations. Very dynamic their jazz rock can sometimes be compared with the spirit of the psychedelic soul developed by Soft Machine. However the unusual use of electric instruments and electronic manipulations made Xhol absolutely unique…

Twogether - A Couple Of Times (1973) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)  Music

Posted by gribovar at June 9, 2016
Twogether - A Couple Of Times (1973) [Reissue 2004] (Repost)

Twogether - A Couple Of Times (1973) [Reissue 2004]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 253 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers - 134 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 098)

A Couple of Times is an exuberant-powerfully tripped out jazzy-electronic trip. With bands as Kollektiv, Kraan, Out of Focus, Xhol, Twogether represent the jazziest side of krautrock. Their sound is rather atypical with reminiscence of notorious epic symphonic keyboardists. A couple of Times is a patchwork of musical styles and influences, an imaginative trip through colourful, soulful and freely improvised jam sessions. A Couple of Times remains a deliciously psychedelic, jazzy, neo-classical orientated musical trip. A little classic and a must have for all prog-heads of the first era.

Soul Caravan - Get In High (1967)  

Posted by TestTickles at Sept. 2, 2015
Soul Caravan - Get In High (1967)

Soul Caravan - Get In High (1967)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 94 mb
Genre: soul, R&B

Get In High is a 1967 album by Soul Caravan, a German group who performed soul music, which lead to the hardness of the funk. They evolved into Xhol Caravan, where they became a favorite among Krautrock fans.

Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]  

Posted by gribovar at Aug. 27, 2015
Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]

Thirsty Moon - 2 Studio Albums (1973-1975) [Reissue 2006]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 775 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 274 MB | Covers - 161 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Long Hair

Always essentially the project of the Drogies brothers, Thirsty Moon came into being in September 1971 as the amalgamation of D.R.P. (Drogies Rock Project) and Shakespears (apparently a jazz-soul band), resulting in a very big group (seven to eight members) performing complex rock that used unusual jazz structures as its base. Obviously influenced by the likes of Colosseum, the Chicago brass-rock scene and earlier German bands like Xhol and Organisation, Thirsty Moon created a music with great dynamics, use of heavy and spacious structures, unconventional songs and arrangements, and above all amazing musicianship…

Panko - Weil es so Schön Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]  

Posted by gribovar at April 19, 2015
Panko - Weil es so Schön Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]

Panko - Weil es so Schön Perlt (1983) [Reissue 2014]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 356 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 152 MB | Covers - 462 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 172)

Panko is a german underground mystery what almost nothing is known about. Once a live performance from this five-piece project was recorded in summer 1971. Later released on cassette by drummer Richard Stey in 1983 this production shows the band jamming a lot coupled with some experimental attitude. Krautrock fans surely will be pleased by this blend of psych and jazz prog including woodwind contributions in the vein of Missus Beastly, Xhol Caravan and Erna Schmidt.

Exmagma - Exmagma & Goldball (1973-1974) [Reissue 2003]  

Posted by gribovar at Jan. 27, 2015
Exmagma - Exmagma & Goldball (1973-1974) [Reissue 2003]

Exmagma - Exmagma & Goldball (1973-1974) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 391 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 178 MB | Covers (10 MB) included
Genre: Progressive/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Daily Records (DAILY 18502)

Exmagma was formed in Stutgart, Germany, by Andy Goldner (guitars, bass, sax, vocals), Thomas Balluff (keyboards, trumpet, flute, vocals), and jazz drummer Fred Braceful, formerly of Et Cetera. The group released its eponymous debut in 1973. With a side of studio tracks and a side of live recordings, the album offers psychedelic jazz-rock with some avant-garde moves thrown in. The band falls somewhere between earlier Krautrock psychedelic jazz-rock groups like Xhol Caravan and Thirsty Moon and Canterbury groups like Soft Machine…

Missus Beastly - Missus Beastly (1970) [Reissue 2002]  

Posted by gribovar at May 29, 2014
Missus Beastly - Missus Beastly (1970) [Reissue 2002]

Missus Beastly - Missus Beastly (1970) [Reissue 2002]
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue+log) - 226 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 87 MB | Covers - 139 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 061)

Missus Beastley were among the earliest bands of the new progressive rock wave, being founded in Herford in 1968, recorded their debut album in January 1970 with Hansi Fischer (flute, from Xhol, later Embryo) and Dieter Serfas (pereussion, from Amon Duul II). This was a glimpse into early German underground jazz-rock with lots of flute, psychedelic organ and guitars. The band could be compared to Xhol and Embryo.

Opossum - Bear's Banquet (1974) [Reissue 2003]  Music

Posted by gribovar at May 24, 2012
Opossum - Bear's Banquet (1974) [Reissue 2003]

Opossum - Bear's Banquet (1974) [Reissue 2003]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 366 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 112 MB | Covers - 143 MB
Genre: Progressive/Krautrock/Jazz Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 086)

Opossum were coming from the greater area of Warburg, a city situated in the east of Westphalia. As precursor of Morpheus they were playing jazz-rock with progressive elements, slightly comparable to the sound of Soft Machine or Colosseum. Thanks to their abilities as musicians Opossum acquired very fast a good reputation in the greater area of Warburg and beyond. They performed with Xhol and Sameti at the Ruhr University of Bochum and with Tangerine Dream and Kraan at the summer festival at the University of Bonn.
Ejwuusl Wessahqqan - Ejwuusl Wessahqqan (1975) [Reissue 1996]

Ejwuusl Wessahqqan - Ejwuusl Wessahqqan (1975) [Reissue 1996]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 436 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 155 MB | Covers - 14 MB
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 016)

A German trio who supposedly took their bizarre name from the fanstasy/horror writer Clark Ashton Smith. Some of their music would make the perfect accompaniment to his strange fiction. This was a guitar-less, instrumental trio. Though they do make use of a unique, 7 stringed instrument called a "filouphon" to create an eastern sound. Their rare, privately pressed album featured 4 tracks. The band make a point of the fact that they were friends of Amon Düül II, though really the sound relates much closer to Egg (or even more so Arzachel) and Xhol, with their blending of trippy psychedelic space-rock, fusion and classical musics.

Ibliss - Supernova (1972) [Reissue 2009]  

Posted by gribovar at July 26, 2011
Ibliss - Supernova (1972) [Reissue 2009]

Ibliss - Supernova (1972) [Reissue 2009]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 416 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 238 MB | Covers included
Genre: Progressive/Psychedelic Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Garden of Delights (CD 146)

German ensemble Ibliss created a heavily jazzy voice within the psychedelic atmosphere that wrapped and shaped the psychedelic atmosphere of krautrock back in the late 60s and early 70s. This band is tightly sustained on the standard of jazz-fusion and jazz-rock, closely related to the 1st Annexus Quam, post-"Opal" Embryo and Xhol. Supernova is an obscure album with potential, but both the extended jams are at least twice as long as they should. Fans of Organisation, Embryo and Kollektiv might enjoy some of this album.