Sunday, October 4, 2009

Favorite Gaming Music - German Oak

Some of my favorite music to play while gaming is the first, self-titled LP by German Psych/Krautrock band German Oak. Their subterranean, grim yet funky jams are the perfect soundtrack to a Richard Corben/Ralph Bakshi animated rendition of the stories of Clark Ashton Smith.
"...an underground rock band consisting of five hippies from Dusseldorf who recorded tracks in a WW2 bunker, trying to capture the chaos, terror and bewilderment of war, air-raids, invasion and occupation. Neither fascists or Nazi-sympathisers, German Oak turned their anger on their parents generation for letting the National Socialist Party get to power. With a sinister, militaristic cover and 'off-putting song' titles, their first album sold less than 10 copies..."


2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the intro to German Oak! Creepy and weird, good stuff. Reminds me a bit of Peter Frohmader's "Kanaan Live" or his Nekropolis album "Musik aus dem Schattenreich."

    Keep on krautrockin'!

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  2. I'll have to ask my better half about those albums, she's the household krautrock/psych/prog expert (I'm the resident "kill your mother music" expert) and check them out, I can definately use more sinister funky background music!

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