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Amon Düül II - The Best of 1969-74

A compilation of the very best material by Amon Düül II.
For those who doesn’t know the history about Amon Düül, let me introduce it.

Amon Düül was a commune in Germany, a “radical political art” one. And a musical group (with the same name) was one side of their expression.
This band had no much rules. Anybody who was in the commune could be in the band.
So a few people with a sharper interest in music decided to create a more restricted and organized musical group. So they called themselves Amon Düül II.

Amon Düül is with no doubt one of the best psychedelic rock bands in germany, and this compilation is maybe the best way to know them.

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Can - Tago Mago

Aside to Ege Bamiasy this is the Can‘s masterpiece.
An awesome trip. An ode to the subconsciousness. More diverse than its successor Tago Mago stands in my mind as a more rock n’ roll oriented music.
The only let down is the weak audio production. But it’s not band’s fault.
I think there’s a remastered version out there, but I don’t I’ve listened to this.

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Can - Ege Bamyasi

Can, one of the most famous krautrock bands has 2 perfect albums. One the them is Ege Bamiasy, and it’s the one I like the best.

The music is commonly compared to a hypnotherapist clock. And if you are curious you must discovery it yourself.

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Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel

The men behind Ash Ra Tempel are geniouses besides innovators. They’re known for being pioneers on melting in the same pan the 60’s psychedelia and the 70’s hard rock.
What you get is a jewel. An album that reached the level of some kind of cosmic spirituality.

There are only 2 tracks. They’re long, and you may face them as two independent trips although equal in dazzling power.

As the propose of krautrock, Ash Ra Tempel runs out of the “word domain”. So it’s useless to write about that.
The first album by Ash Ra Tempel is a sensorial experience.

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