Exposé Online banner

Various Artists — Head Music
(Fruits de Mer Crustacean 26, 2012, 2LP)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2013-06-16

Head Music Cover artTo mark the 40th anniversary of the famous Brain label, Fruits de Mer released a double LP in April 2012 containing 18 new interpretations of classic tunes from German bands (Jane, Amon Düül I and II, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Kalacakra, Neu!, Can, La Dusseldorf, Can, Klaus Schulze, Popol Vuh, Harmonia, Ash Ra Tempel, Arno Clauss, and Electric Sandwich). On this release we have some familiar names as well as new bands: Johnny Vines, Earthling Society, Jay Tausig, Electric Moon, Anla Courtis, Vibravoid, Palace of Swords, Saturn's Ambush, Frobisher Neck Heads South by Weaving, Dead Sea Apes, Language of Light, Black Tempest, Zenith: Unto the Stars, Temple Music, Vert:x, Frobisher Neck, Electric Orange, and The Bevis Frond. And to set the stage, the disc opens with a crazed spoken word introduction by none other than Grobschnitt's lunatic drummer Eroc! This release is a Krautrocker's fantasy come true and by far the best release to date from Fruits de Mer. They even got noted Krautrock historian Ulrich Klatte to write the liner notes. Head Music is quite an ambitious project as we have grown to love and cherish many of these songs and it is to Fruits de Mer and their stable of musicians credit that they have pulled this off, breathing new life and energy into these songs, especially when you cover Klaus Schulze. The whole set is simply wonderful, the second LP being the strongest, though I am partial to Klaus Schulze, Popol Vuh, and Ash Ra Tempel.

Filed under: New releases, 2012 releases

Related artist(s): Earthling Society, Eroc, The Bevis Frond

More info
http://www.fruitsdemerrecords.com

Latest news

2021-04-01
New Aristocrats Live Album on the Way – No foolin'! These supreme musicians toured Europe early in 2020, just before touring ceased to be a thing musicians could do, and there were some hot performances captured. On May 7, some of these will be releases as Freeze! Live in Europe 2020. » Read more

2021-03-25
Return of Jerry Lucky's Progressive Rock Files – After much consideration and surprisingly, positive feedback, Jerry Lucky is announcing the launch of the progressive Rock Files podcast, featuring the latest progressive rock music from around the world. » Read more

2021-03-14
Jewlia Eisenberg RIP – The sad news has come out that Jewlia Eisenberg has died. As a founding member of Charming Hostess, Eisenberg changed the face of music, bringing together Balkan klezmer, American folk, and experimental rock in a distinctive blend that garnered much praise. » Read more

2021-03-11
RIP Roger Trigaux – The sad news has come to our attention that Roger Trigaux, the guiding force of Present and former member of Univers Zero, passed away on the evening of March 10, 2021 after a long ilness. » Read more

2021-02-14
SoundQuest Fest 2021 – SoundQuest Fest, first experienced as a live festival in Tucson Arizona in 2010 was created by ambient music pioneer Steve Roach. This 2021 event will unite a worldwide gathering of artists and audience members together for a 3-day online event unique in the realm of ambient music. From March 26-28th a continuous flow of streamed performances, audio-video wonder worlds and deep immersion zones will burn bright on Roach’s YouTube channel. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Drama - Strange Expression – A trio from Erie, Pennsylvania, Drama's music combines three qualities that are seldom found together in the right proportions: hard hitting, high energy progressive rock; an excellent singer; and a...  (1994) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues