Sunday, December 19, 2021

VA - Deutsche Elektronische Musik, Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-83 [2010-2020] (4 x 2 CD's)


VA - Deutsche Elektronische Musik, Experimental German Rock and Electronic Music 1971-83 [2010-2020] (4 x 2 CD's)

Nowadays, the period between 1968 and the early eighties is regarded as a golden period for German music, and saw groundbreaking artists and groups like Amon Düül, Can, Cluster, Deuter, Faust, Harmonia, Neu!, Popul Vuh and Tangerine Dream released innovative albums that would influence and inspire future generations of musicians. This music ranged from Krautrock to the Berlin and Düsseldorf Schools of Electronic Music which nowadays, are regarded as the holy trinity of modern German music. Despite the importance of Krautrock and the Berlin and Düsseldorf Schools of Electronic Music, many of the leading lights of these scenes didn’t enjoy the critical acclaim and commercial success that their innovative music deserved. It was only much later, that a new generation of musicians and record buyers discovered the wealth of groundbreaking music that had been recorded between 1968 and the early eighties and realised its importance. Here were albums that were innovative and way ahead of the musical curve, but sadly, in many cases had failed to find an audience. 

In 2010, the Soul Jazz record label had the superb idea of compiling and releasing a two-disc introduction to Krautrock's heyday titled Deutsche Elektronische Musik: Experimental German Rock and Electronic Musik 1972-83. Seeing how an artist needs to be ragingly popular to turn a profit in the music market these days, the initial Deutsche Elektronische compilation soon fell out of print after the release of two sequel compilations.  (

This critically acclaimed and lovingly curated compilation series combines tracks from familiar faces with contributions from new names and a selection of hidden gems. I have placed the two CD's into on folder for each volume of this near-definitive guide to some of the world's most extraordinary music.




Track lists

Vol. 01

01 Can A Spectacle 5:39

02 Between Devotion 3:46

03 Harmonia Dino 3:29

04 Gila This Morning 5:45

05 Kollectiv Rambo Zambo 11:39

06 Michael Bundt La Chasse Aux Microbes 8:30

07 E.M.A.K. Filmmuzik 3:15

08 Popol Vuh Morgengruss 2:57

09 Conrad Schnitzler Auf Dem Schwarzen Kanal 3:12

10 La Dusseldorf Rheinita 7:37

11 Harmonia Veterano 3:55

12 Faust It's A Rainy Day, Sunshine Girl 7:26

13 Neu! Hallo Gallo 10:03

14 Cluster Heisse Lippen 2:21

15 Ibliss High Life 13:01

16 Dieter Moebius Hasenheide 2:36

17 Amon Duul II Fly United 3:29

18 Popol Vuh Aguirre 1 6:13

19 Ash Ra Tempel Daydream 5:22

20 Tangerine Dream No Man's Land 9:05

21 Amon Duul II Wie Der Wind Am Ende Einer Strasse 5:43

22 Roedelius Geradewohl 3:31

23 Can I Want More 3:30

24 Deuter Soham 4:55

Vol. 02

01 A.R Machines Globus Im Selben Boot 2:58

02 Can Halleluwah 4:43

03 Hans Joachim Roedelius Le Jardin 4:28

04 Michael Rother Karussell 5:24

05 Popol Vuh Der Grosse Krieger 3:13

06 Michael Hoenig Sun and Moon 4:14

07 Agitation Free You Play for Us Today 6:17

08 D.A.F. Co Co Pino 3:25

09 Harald Grosskopf Emphasis 4:57

10 Amon Düül Ii A Morning Excuse 3:19

11 Conrad Schnitzler & Wolf Sequenza Fata Morgana 5:14

12 Bröselmaschine Nossa Bova 8:08

13 Eno, Moebius & Roedelius Base & Apex 4:31

14 Gila In a Sacred Manner 4:42

15 Wolfgang Riechmann Himmelblau 8:45

16 A.R Machines Als Hätt Ich Das Alles Schon Mal Gesehen 5:30

17 Gila Sundance Chant 4:12

18 Neu! Isi 5:03

19 Pyrolator Danger Cruising 3:17

20 Sergius Golowin Die Weisse Alm 5:57

21 You Electric Day 5:49

22 Niagara Gibli 5:28

23 Popol Vuh Ja Sie Sollen Gottes Kinder Heissen Agnus Dei, Agnus Dei 2:46

24 Rolf Trostel Der Prophet 9:44

25 Electric Sandwich China 8:09

26 Asmus Tietchens Zeebrugge 7:04

27 Faust Krautrock 11:47

Vol. 03

01 Klaus Weiss Wide Open Space Motion 2:23

02 A.R. & Machines I'll Be Your Singer, You'll Be My Song 2:26

03 Deutsche Wertarbeit Deutscher Wald 4:04

04 Dzyan Khali 4:41

05 Missus Beastly Geisha 5:27

06 Alex Derulé 2:55

07 Agitation Free In the Silence of the Morning Sunrise 6:35

08 Georg Deuter Pearls 2:11

09 Michael Bundt The Brain of Oskar Panizza 8:44

10 Popol Vuh Ja, Deine Liebe Ist Süßer Als Wein 3:38

11 Novalis Dronsz 4:55

12 BröselMaschine Schmetterling 9:33

13 Neu! Neuschnee 4:06

14 Between And the Waters Opened 10:59

15 La Düsseldorf White Overalls 2:08

16 Klaus Weiss Constellation 1:42

17 Achim Reichel Tanz Der Vögel In Den Winden 7:32

18 Roedelius Lustwandel 3:54

19 Pyrolator Die Haut Der Frau 3:07

20 Cluster Hollywood 4:24

21 Streetmark Passage 4:24

22 Niagara Rhythm Go 2:45

23 Michael Bundt Neon 12:32

Vol. 04

01 Alex Patella Black 3:41

02 Klaus Weiss Driving Sequences 3:25

03 Can I'm So Green 3:03

04 Agitation Free Laila, Pt. Ii 6:45

05 Deutsche Wertarbeit Guten Abend, Leute 5:36

06 Amon Düül Ii Wolf City 3:20

07 Michael Rother Flammende Herzen 7:02

08 Klaus Weiss Pink Sails 2:07

09 Vîrus My Strand-Eyed Girl 4:13

10 Conrad Schnitzler Ballet Statique 4:56

11 Kalacakra Nearby Shiras 9:13

12 Emak Tanz in Den Himmel 2:48

13 Et Cetera Mellodrama 2a 5:11

14 Between Triumphzug Kaiser Maximilian I 3:13

15 Roedelius Halmharfe 3:24

16 Dzyan Dragonsong 7:28

17 Harmonia Deluxe (Immer Wieder) 9:39

18 Günter Schickert Suleika 6:19

19 Witthüser & Westrupp Schöpfung (1. Mose 1) 8:25




  1. Thanks much BB can't go wrong with Krautrock

    1. Hi doors97426,
      These 4 sets work so well on the mind.

  2. Thanks Butterboy for these fantastic CDs. I only know the first of them. Eager to listen to the other ones.

    1. Hi Il Commendatore,
      There is a great deal of wonderful music over these Cd's. I know you will enjoy them.


  3. This is the best Krautrock/Kosmische compilation ever!!!! Great choice!

    1. Hi Tribe,
      I agree , it is an excellent set . Always engaging and thrilling.


  4. Hello Butterboy, thanks for your differnet daily offers.I like the 60s pur, so I am seaching actually for:
    Steppenworlf-Dunhill years
    Can you please perhaps help with an offer and link for a download?Thanks and greetings Thomas

    1. Hi Thomas,
      Steppenwolf in the new year.


  5. Hello Butterboy
    Thanks a lot. What about the 2nd volume of your Krautrock compilation?
    I am waiting for it...

    1. Hi Joël walsh,
      I have been to busy to finish that one. I will put it up in the new year. It is almost complete. But you are right, I mentioned it a long time back that a second volume was in the works so it will appear.


  6. a really wunderbar collection of Krautrock tunes!
    Danke schön Butterboy!

  7. A Wonderful compilation of Krautrock with many bands I have never heard of before.....thank you Butterboy for all your time and effort that goes into your wonderful blog....Love & Peace ....Stu

    1. Thanks Stu.
      There are many more to be had if you explore.
      There are a few here.


  8. Hi Butterboy....yes I have been exploring your wonderful blog and have seen loads of great music....the compilation - VA - Krautrock Volume 1 (A Butterboy Compilation) ALL looks very interesting but the link does not work for me.....would it be possible to re up the link like you did for me last time please ?.... I would be most grateful dear sir......Love & Peace.......Stu

    1. Hi Stu,
      Thank you.
      I just tested the link and it is still working fine.
      Please try again. Or try another browser and/or VPN.


  9. Hi is showing as ...Error code: maybe because I'm in different country......thanks anyway my friend......Love & Peace.......Stu

    1. Hi Stu.
      You are correct. Please change your VPN and/or use an alternative browser. that will fix it.


    2. OK I will try that .....thanks Butterboy.......sorry to be a pain.

  10. I have been looking for these a long time. Thank you!!

    1. I am glad you have now found them, blureu.