Definitions

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  • n. A genre of German experimental rock music from the 1970s

Etymologies

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Kraut (“German”) +‎ rock (“rock music”)

Examples

  • Cluster (formerly Kluster) are one of the icons the so-called krautrock movement - revered for their influence on space-rock and dance music, and for teaching a certain Brian Eno in the

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  • Harmonia, a seminal 1970s band who get described as krautrock and electronica.

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  • While the descriptive "krautrock" has been the most commonly used word in any TA reviews, its usage has become painfully redundant.

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  • There are several easily identifiable influences here, such as krautrock, minimalism, Eno, and Earth, but Expo '70 manages to forge a unique sound rooted in endless mantra-like repetition, clarity, and seemingly inhuman patience.

    Brainwashed

  • Riton (Henry Smithson) used to work at Fat City and be on their label, and has also appeared as Gucci Sound System and Eine Kleine Nacht Musik and is said to be working on a 'krautrock' act with Soulwax as Die Verboten.

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  • Kraftwerk famously came out of the German experimental music scene, which the music press later dubbed "krautrock", at a time when artists were creating work devoid of ties to Teutonic tradition.

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  • Last year, the group followed their promising 2007 debut with the beyond-spectacular Beast Rest Forth Mouth, a psychedelic take on krautrock.

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  • A new project from electronic wunderkind Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington, Darkside develops the krautrock/Santana-ish strands that Jaar's live band toy with.

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  • It's a dance-not-dance record in the Caribou vein that draws on "krautrock, UK music, Chicago house, a bit of everything from the last 20 or 30 years" in spectacular defiance of any attempt at pigeonholing.

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  • Yet the War on Drugs also head toward the more psychedelic end of the spectrum, via woozy instrumental interludes and krautrock flourishes.

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  • By way of wikipedia: "Krautrock, also known as Kosmische Musik, is a generic name for the experimental music scene that appeared in Germany in the late 1960s and gained popularity throughout the 1970s, especially in Britain."

    May 15, 2008