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Hoenig, Michael

Michael Hoenig was a founding member of Agitation Free. He also filled in for Peter Baumann in Tangerine Dream in 1975.

Founded: 1952

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Ibliss

Former Organisation member Basil Hammoudi and one-time Kraftwerk drummer Andreas Hohmann formed this group, who under the tutelage of Conny Plank, released one album before calling it quits.

Founded: 1971

Location: Rhineland, Germany

Ikarus

Hamburg band led by Jochen Petersen released one album of superb progressive rock.

Founded: 1971

Location: Hamburg

Jane

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One of Germany's most idiosyncratic rock bands, the slow burn rock of Jane remained a constant through most of their career.

Founded: 1970

Location: Hannover, Germany

Website: jane, offizielle Homepage der deutschen Rockband

Kin Ping Meh

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Hailing from Mannheim, heavy progressives Kin Ping Meh first few albums were produced by Achim Reichel for his Zebra Records.

Founded: 1969

Location: Mannheim, Germany

Kluster

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As Kluster, Conrad Schnitzler and Hans-Joachim Roedelius, were pioneers of sound from a slightly older generation, using traditional instruments in the most untraditional ways to craft their art. They founded the Zodiac Free Arts Lab in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin, a place where most of what would become "krautrock" found its seed. Later members included Dieter Moebius, Wolfgang Seidel, and Klaus Freudigmann.

Founded: 1969

Location: Berlin, Germany

Kraan

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Happiest band from Germany. When will the "jam band" audience find them?

Founded: 1970

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: Homepage der Band Kraan

Kraftwerk

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From early free-form improvisation to the perfection of electro-pop, Kraftwerk reign as one of the most musically influential groups from the 70s. However, the Ralf & Florian and Autobahn era should appeal to most progressive fans.

Founded: 1970

Location: Düsseldorf, Germany

Website: Kraftwerk

La Düsseldorf

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Brothers Klaus und Thomas Dinger, along with Hans Lampe founded La Düsseldorf following the dissolution of Neu!. There records were highly successful in their native Germany, reputedly selling over a million copies.

Founded: 1975

Location: Duesseldorf, Germany

Website: Klaus Dinger

Liliental

One of the many amazing albums recorded by Conny Plank during the 1970s. This one included members of Kraan, Harmonia and a young Asmus Tietchens.

Founded: 1977

Location: Germany