Crack In The Cosmic Egg
ISBN 978-1-5272-6834-0 Encyclopedia of
Krautrock, Kosmische Musik, & other progressive, experimental &
electronic musics from Germany
by Steve Freeman & Alan Freeman.
1 x 1.6 GB
html DVD-rom + a Digipak cover
Project completed &
release imminent, probably 10 August 2020.
you needed to know about Krautrock, but were afraid to ask...
Rear cover notes: The rise of experimental music in (West) Germany since
the 1960s is unrivalled, and its influence can be found in nearly all forms
of modern music. This fertile scene, of which the core is commonly known as
Krautrock, bridged psychedelia, new forms of fusion, ethnic/world-music,
kosmische musik, electronic music, etc., and is full of surprises.
A veritable cornucopia of delights, almost every groundbreaking new form of
music flourished in Germany, and it didn't stop with the 1970s.
In this new DVD-rom edition we explore the history and all the bands and artists
that made this happen.
All completely revised, and with tons of new sections and features, itís an
count main section entries
The Krautrock Scene 
Other bands & soloists 
Cuckoos & Scrambled Eggs 
Beat & Historical [87*]
Classical & Avant-Garde 
Folk, Traditional, Ethnic [101*]
Jazz & Fusions [333*]
Neo-Prog, 80s Rock [104*]
Neue Deutsche Welle [149*]
Retro, Neo-Psych, etc. [87*]
Sonic Art & Noise [82*]
Synth, New-Age, Instrumental [314*]
note: these are
approximate counts from 6 months before completion. * totals omit duplicates
from other sections
"Music" folder contains all unique music not available with any other
publication. The Auricle folder also contains rarities.
What's new/exclusive to this? Introduction: rewritten and expanded, with lots of extra analysis,
plus historical press clips, adverts, etc. Krautrock 101-200: as voted by members of the Facebook Krautrock
group. Krautroock lists: including a singles listing, and Krautrock yearly
lists. Articles: most have been revised/expanded where possible, many with
additional pages. Discographies: are now all albums, singles, reissues, archives and
reformations, as complete as is practically possible, with track and musician
details as well, all through to 2020. Music: a lot of extra music, some of it exclusive. See audio/video
above for the basics. Pictures: every possible/significant release version has an image. There
are also large picture displays of all releases in the main section, plus
reissues of interest and selected releases elsewhere. In fact, all images
have also been revised and improved where possible. Gig listings: all the main groups are included, now researched
in-depth, with linked images, plus additional line-up info where known, new concert
venues listings, and much in-depth coverage of festivals. Press clipping and picture pages: everything we could find has been
added, including some tour guides and other curios, and you'll find yet more posters
and tickets in the gig listings, and loads of press clips and translated
articles in the expanded Other Publications section. Further afield: a vastly expanded look at similar music from around
the world. Audion magazine extras: reviews and articles from Audion added to all
relevant artist/group pages, plus a bonus rom of Audion magazine issues 1-10. Over a decade of extra research resulting in much more accurate
histories, more complete discographies, more background on the Krautrock
scene and the various people involved. Plus: various other pages and extras.
History & growth... The original 1996 book had 767 entries in the main section. It
had concise (as short as possible) write-ups on bands/artist, and only basic
discographies, with no track lists and only original non album singles. The
main section also included releases from Austria, the DDR, Switzerland, some
foreign bands and avant-garde artists. The 2007 CD-Rom split-off all the stuff that wasn't exactly part of
the Krautrock scene into satellite extra sections, resulting in a main
section with 612 entries, of which were 137
new additions. New sections included: Austria, DDR, Switzerland, Cuckoos &
Scrambled Eggs (foreign bands) and genres: Beat & Historical, Classical
& Avant-Garde, Folk, Traditional, Ethnic, Jazz & Fusions, Neo-Prog
& Metal, Neue Deutsche Welle, Retro, Neo-Psych, etc., Sonic Art &
Noise, Synth, New-Age, Instrumental, resulting in an additional 1,400
entries! The 2020 DVD-Rom split-off some other main section artists into the
rebranded "Rejects & Misfits" section, now named "Other
Bands & Soloists" further refining the main Krautrock scene, and
added a further 67 new main section
entries for a new definitive 636 bands and artists that defined Krautrock.
Because of all the revision and refining of the publication, the accurate
totals are not easy to ascertain, however, it is clear that the new rom
includes 200 artist in its main section that weren't in the original
book. A further 190 more new entries were added in the various
satellite sections. There are also many extra sub-sections in various "more"
sub-menus listing almost everyone else. The new rom contains: 8,843 html pages, and 30,748 jpg images!
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Free updates Especially for those that install the rom on their computer hard-drive,
we will occasionally publish updates that can be added to the rom. These will
be things like: corrections, expanded write-ups, extra picture pages, revised
gig listings, etc., otherwise only pages that can be simply be replaced or
added. The updates will come with instructions of where to place the new
pages. Already it is apparent that we need to revise the Tangerine Dream page
and correct the Helmut & Rainer Cornelius Friz pages.
I will set-up a mailing list for those that want to be informed of updates,
me to be added.