Emtidi - Saat 1972

Emtidi were a duo made up of Maik Hirschfeldt from Germany and Canadian Dolly Holmes, who initially presented a rough-around-the-edges acoustic folk album for their debut all the way back in 1970. Two years later, and the pair not only gave their folky tunes an acid-twisted working over, but they introduced Mellotron and other trippy electronic enhancements to take their music a gentle step closer to some of the sounds that the harder rocking underground German bands were experimenting with, even offering two ambitious extended psychedelic suites, and `Saat' now holds a quietly spoken of place among so many other notable `Krautrock' works from the early Seventies.

Northwind - 1971 - Sister, Brother, Lover

The 1971 “Sister, Brother, Lover” is a highly rated rural progressive-rock.
 Since its first reissue back in 1994 it has been one of the favourites of collectors
 of the label. Now re-mastered, it includes 2 rare bonus tracks.
 The band's sound has been likened to that of the twin lead guitar style of
 early Wishbone Ash with refined vocals. The songs are spiced with tasteful
organ/piano and additional percussion throughout.

The Pentangle - Basket Of Light 1969

'Basket of Light' is the third Pentangle record and their masterpiece. The band had developped a good equlibrium between traditional folk songs and band compositions in their typical Jazz-Folk-Blues style. The album opener 'Light Flight', which has become their signature song, is a band composition based on a tricky rhythm track(alternating 5/8, 7/8, 6/4) over which Jacqui Mc Shee lays her lead and overdubbed vocals. 'Once I had a sweetheart' is a traditional folk song with an interesting Sitar solo by John Renbourn, followed by another band composition 'Springtime Promises' with Bert Jansch on lead vocals

Laurelie - Laurelie 1970

Laurelie biography
LAURELIE is part of the first wave of prog groups to appear in Belgium (along with WATERLOO, MAD CURRY & The PEBBLES), even if there were still many psychedelic treats in their music (this is true also for the other groups just mentioned). Seemingly out of Eastern Belgium?s Ardennes, the group was a standard prog quartet with a flutist. Their sole album, released on a Barclay subsidiary label called triangle was released in early 1970 and they sounded a bit like TRAFFIC, with a touch of BJH in their more symphonic moments.

Holger Czukay & Rolf Dammers - Canaxis 1969

Holger Czukay's first solo album was this experimental foray which fuses ambient, world music and an early form of sampling, a good 10 years before anybody else in the rock music field even started to get to grips with any of those ideas. Working with producer/engineer Rolf Dammers, this album was assembled from thousands of snippets recorded from short wave radio, a long standing obsession of Czukay's which he also incorporated into some of Can's later albums. For many years it was a real rarity, as only 1000 copies were printed and it was only released in Germany. The CD reissue includes a one-off recording of a brief jazz composition from German radio, which was Czukay's first broadcast work.