Message - The Dawn Anew is Comin. 1973 Germany

The German/Irish combo's debut album. It took me some time to wrap my ears around this one, as it didn't meet the lofty expectation of the brilliant followup From Books and Dreams (featured here elsewhere). The Dawn Anew is Comin is a bit more straightforward from a hard rock perspective, and fits the landscape of the German underground perfectly. If you're a fan of the genre, this comes as an easy recommendation. If looking for more challenging progressive Krautrock, I'd suggest starting with From Books and Dreams. Personally, I consider this one essential as well. 'Heaven Knows' is the highlight track for me.

Personal collection
CD: 1993 Bacillus/Bellaphon

As for reissues, none are particularly exciting. It would be nice for a specialist label to come along with liner notes and bonus tracks. As far as I can tell, all reissues are straight-up. My first copy was a single sleeve LP from 25 years ago or so. I believe it was the French press...

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Hinn Islenski Thursaflokkur - Pursabit. 1979 Iceland

Hinn íslenski þursaflokkur, anglicized to Hinn Islenski Thursaflokkur, and often times referred to simply as Thursaflokkur, were one of Ic...