Hardly a German musician has distinguished himself so consistently as an instrumentalist and songwriter by such an unmistakable musical language and has constantly evolved as well as ECHO award winner and exceptional bassist Hellmut Hattler, who has been with Kraan, Tab Two or his for nearly five decades Formation Hattler - always innovative and confidently indicating groove and sound.
Ax Genrich is a master guitarist from Berlin, Germany. He played with The Lords, Agitation Free, Guru Guru, RIF and many others and belongs without any doubt to one of the key persons of Krautrock music within the last 40 years. 1973 he became the best guitarist of Germany. "Highdelberg" is Genrich's first solo venture originally from 1975. Along for the ride are Mani Neumeller from Guru Guru, Jen Fride (Kraan), Peter Wollbrandt (Kraan), Helmut Hattler (Kraan), Deiter Morbius and Achim Roedelius (Harmonia, Cluster).
Second album from this very interesting jazz-kraut-rock group having a major blow with their artistic freedom, but wanting to stay sufficiently accessible and therefore reasonably wise…
Liliental is the side project of Dieter Moebius after Cluster’s momentary break. To accompany the artist in his new musical adventure, the band includes two members of the famous jazz rock band Kraan: Helmut Hattler (on e-bass guitar) and Johannes Pappert (on alto sax parts). The musical engineer Conny Plank who participated to the publication of many Cluster’s albums helps the band for guitar, synth, and manipulated voices parts. Their album was recorded in 1978 for the Brain records label. The tracks range from “ambient” synth experimentations fusing to rock, jazz, “exotic” elements. Liliental is more various, colourful than most of late Cluster albums from its ambient era…
Ten years after 'Time To Swing', Helmut Lotti's new album 'Soul Classics In Symphony' is dedicated to one of the most fascinating and exciting chapters in music history: classical soul music. With the release, the Belgian superstar continues the concept album series that started in 1995 with 'Helmut Lotti goes Classic'. The LP incluling the pre-singles 'My Girl' as well as several great soul classics from 'Wonderful World' to 'Easy' to 'So You Win Again', was recorded together with the Golden Symphonic Orchestra and was released on September 28, 2018.
Michael Gielen, one of the great champions of the avant-garde among symphony conductors, led the three orchestral works by the German composer Helmut Lachenmann included on this 2001 Kairos disc, with three different German orchestras.
Much of Bach’s organ music was written during the earlier part of his career, culminating in the period he spent as court organist at Weimar. Among many well-known compositions we may single out the Dorian Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 538, the Toccata, Adagio and Fugue, BWV 564, Fantasia and Fugue in G minor, BWV 542, Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 582, Prelude and Fugue “St Anne”, BWV 552 (in which the fugue theme resembles the well-known English hymn of that name), Toccata and Fugue in D minor, BWV 565, and the Toccata and Fugue in F, BWV 540. Chorale preludes are compositions for organ that consist of short variations on simple hymn tunes for all seasons of the church year. Better-known melodies used include the Christmas In dulci jubilo, BWV 608, Puer natus in Bethlehem, BWV 603, the Holy Week Christ lag in Todesbanden, BWV 625, and the Easter Christ ist erstanden, BWV 627, as well as the moving Durch Adam’s Fall ist ganz verderbt, BWV 637, and the familiar Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 645, and Nun danket alle Gott, BWV 657.