Amon Düül II was by far the most politically charged, radical, and musically variable krautrock group. It’s no wonder considering they formed out of the political and musical commune Amon Düül during the student movement of the 1960s – hugely infamous for their political activism. When the musically proficient members wanted to focus on music rather than politics, they left the commune and Amon Düül II was born. There was also Amon Düül O, a short lived musical experiment that owes a lot to free jazz, especially Ornette Coleman. Both Amon Düül and Amon Düül II disbanded in the early […]
First installment of Untold Sound’s All-Out Kraut, which I can guarantee is much better in content than it is in title. Steering away from the usual kraut fare towards the realm of German wonders. First up is the symphonic ‘cosmic’ rock band Wallenstein’s 1973 album, Cosmic Century.