Releases to date...
Of Focus - Not Too Late (UTCE 001) 1500
Schickert & GAM - Eiszeit (UTCE 002) 500 copies
(ex Out Of Focus) - Kontrast Vol. 1&2 (UTCE 003) 500 copies
4. Alcatraz - Made In Germania
(UTCE 004 CDR) ltd.ed. 2x20 copies - 2nd press
- Riding (UTCE 005 CDR) ltd.ed. 5x20 copies - 5th press 12/10/16
- Energie Programm In Rock (UTCE 006 CDR) ltd.ed.
20 copies - sold out
7. Alcatraz - Live
"Trockeneis Zum Frühstück" (UTCE 007 CDR) ltd.ed.
2x20 copies - 2nd press 14/10/2016
- No 4 (UTCE 008 CDR) ltd.ed. 20 copies - sold out
9. Embryo - Eternal Forces
(UTCE 009 CDR) ltd.ed. 3x20 copies - 3rd press
10. Peter Frohmader - Orakel /
Tiefe (UTCE 010 CDR) ltd.ed. 2x20
copies - 2nd press 6/1/16
11. Embryo - Una Gira Per
Catalunya (UTCE 011 CDR) ltd.ed. 3x20 copies - 3rd press 14/10/16
12. Peter Frohmader - Jules
Verne Cycle (UTCE 012 CDR) ltd.ed. 2x20
copies - 2nd press 1/10/16
13. Chris Karrer - The Mask
(UTCE 013 CDR) ltd.ed. 2x20 copies - 2nd press
14. Embryo - Anthology+
(UTCE 014 CDR) ltd.ed. - plus bonus tracks 100
copies - 24/10/16
15. Sonic Sculpture - Sonic
Sculpture (UTCE 015 CDR) ltd.ed. 20
copies - 29/11/16
Krautrock on Auricle...
Schickert - GAM 1976 (AMCDR 021) 45'52" new edition
81 (AMCDR 101/102) 2xCDR 99'44" new
- Face On Radio (AMCDR 131) 76'53"
Guru Guru - Early Archives,
Live 1969 (AMCDR 207) 2 x #20 copies
Günter Schickert / GAM -
1979 Final Freak-Out (AMCDR 218/9) 2xCDR
The Cosmic Auricle &
Other Eggshells (AMSCDR 015) 59'57"
The Crack In The Cosmic Egg
(Audion Publications) CD-Rom Encyclopedia +
Ever since the late 1970's a prime passion of ours has been
"Krautrock" - that is the music that grew out of the German and
related scenes of the late-1960's psychedelic era. Amon Düül, Ash Ra Tempel,
Can, Embryo, Faust, Neu!, Tangerine Dream, etc., etc. Innovative, groundbreaking,
often so "ahead of its time" such music has become the benchmark
that people aspire to. Witness Julian Cope's book
"Krautrocksampler" for instance! A unique explorative and
innovative genre (but also unclassifiable because of that) Krautrock continues
to influence and have repercussions in the wider musical world in almost all
adventurous rock and experimental genres. Aside from the numerous articles in
Audion magazine dedicated to such music, and our own musical efforts (some
Endgame and Extremities especially are Krautrock inspired), we always wanted
to publish a book on the subject and issue some Krautrock LP's.
The eventually realised book was
the universally acclaimed "The Crack In The Cosmic Egg" Krautrock
encyclopedia, published in 1996 (now out of print) since re-published as an
exhaustively in-depth CD-Rom and as a series of magazines. You'll find a
of The Crack In The Cosmic Egg on this web-site for easy reference.
Whilst we could never afford to
branch out into releasing LP's, we issued a number of Krautrock and German
experimental releases on our Auricle cassette label in the 1980's: Aussenminister, Con-Hertz, Peter Frohmader, GAM, Günter Schickert,
etc., and more recently invested in publishing CD's establishing the Cosmic
Egg label, debuting in 2000 with the previously unreleased Kraut-fusion album
"Not Too Late"
by the legendary Out Of Focus. Eventually we also got to issue the lost GAM album, from
Günter Schickert and co., a sizzling piece of pure angst-Kosmische-agit-psych
Krautrock! Another pet-baby, since we discovered the LP is the obscure but
widely acclaimed 1980's Kraut-fusion gem by Kontrast.
In 2014 we've tried a new
logistic, CD-R limited editions, and have managed to publish 10 (releases 4
to 13 above), all are 20 copy initial editions, with rolling represses according
to demand. These are surely destined to be future collectibles. All are
official licences and many are genuine exclusives. These are quality full
colour presentations, remastered for the best sound possible. Hopefully in
2015 I can muster up another 10 releases?
As Cosmic Egg also bears the logo
"Ultimate Transmissions" = top quality, anything that I deem less
than perfect will instead appear on Auricle, some in the series "Auricle
The Crack In The Cosmic Egg CD-Rom promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHGQgdJeChg
Krauts that Rocked http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kH2prcRXBMs
Stoic Rhythms - A Krautrock Fan's Journey
Krautrock group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/2210740370/