A.R. & Machines

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Originally in the Rattles, Achim Reichel ventured into progressive territories with his trademark echo-guitar.

Founded: 1971

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Website: Achim Reichel


Agitation Free

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One of Germany's first experimental rock groups, Agitation Free was a part of the scene in Berlin in the late 60s. Members included Michael Hoenig and Chris Franke, Axel Genrich, Lutz Ulbrich and many other notable musicians. Their legacy however is some of the most listenable music of the era.

Founded: 1967

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: Agitation Free

Amon Düül

The original "Wohngemeinschaft" from Munich, Amon Düül's mixture of politics and music were born straight out of the 60s. Musically, however, it's unessential listening. All releases were culled from recording sessions held in 1968.

Founded: 1967

Location: Munich, Bavaria

Amon Düül (UK)

Led by John Weinzerl and Dave Anderson, the band's name was of some dubious origin.

Founded: 1981

Location: Wales

Amon Düül II

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Led by Chris Karrer, the musical half of the Munich commune hippie band of the same name; a little to rough around the edges for prog standards, but most certainly not to be overlooked; Amon Düül II are Germany's finest psychedelic sons.

Founded: 1968

Location: Munich, Germany

Website: Amon Duul II

Amon Düül II Reissue

From Amon Düül II
"... what’s more exciting is the long awaited return of this iconic German outfit after a nearly 20-year absence from the music world with a new album, Düülirium! This stunning new album features 3 of the group’s founding members - guitarist John Weinzierl, guitarist/violinist Chris Karrer, and vocalist Renate Knaup - and will be simultaneously released on both CD and vinyl June 10. "

Ash Ra Tempel

One of the earliest krautrock groups, featuring guitarist Manuel Göttsching, Klaus Schulze on drums and bassist Hartmut Enke. Think album side-long psychedelic jams of the highest order...

Founded: 1970

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: Ashra - The Official Website


Led by guitarist Manuel Göttsching, who previously led Ash Ra Tempel.

Founded: 1977

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: Ashra - The Official Website

Bernd "Nossi" Noske, R.I.P.

"Dear fans and friends of Birth Control,
Unfortunately I have to post a very, very sad message. On Tuesday, 02.18.2014, our drummer and singer Bernd "Nossi" Noske passed away! The funeral took place in silence in the circle of family.
Who would like to support Nossi's widow with a donation can be sure that these will be thankfully accepted! Kornelia Sommerfeld-Noske, Zum Bäumchen 9, D-53809 Ruppichteroth, Germany
After the burial the band will decide how it goes - or whether it ends here and now. However - we will preserve Nossi's memory in honor - he lives on in our hearts.