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Guru Guru Legend Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends Release GALAPAGOS

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Guru Guru Legend Mani Neumeier & Okinawa Friends Release GALAPAGOS

Even after his 80th birthday, Mani Neumeier, a famous drummer from Germany who is familiar with “Mani-san,” and is still active with solo various projects including GURU GURU, has visited Okinawa and its beaches. There he played with coral percussion. Heavenly swaying in the south, with prog and free musicians participating, led by guitarist Ishihara, who manipulates from low-pitched to roaring, ambient to noise, and Kengo Sakamoto, who is one of the 100 views of Koenji, gathered as if invited by the sound. Together they formed a psychedelic jam band. This work was recorded in Urasoe City, Okinawa Prefecture in February 2019. Their first Taiwan tour in February 2020 this year received critical acclaim.

Mani Neumeier: Drum, Plate percussion
Takeshi Ishihara: Right Guitar
Halls: Left Guitar
Uechi Gacha Kazuya: Right Bass
Kengo Sakamoto: Left Bass

1. Galapagos
2. Sitting on the Banyan Tree
3. Groove Club Shuffle
4. Aka Roots
5. Goya boys
6. Kiiro Roots
7. Sango Beach
8. Midori Roots

For more information: http://mani-neumeier.de/guruguru/guru_10_shop.htm

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com


Krautrock Legends GURU GURU Release “Live in China” New CD & DVD

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Krautrock Legends GURU GURU Release “Live in China” New CD & DVD 

These are thrilling years in the GURU GURU camp. In 2018, they celebrated their 50th anniversary on stage since they were founded in 1968, the year of the student’s revolt. In 2020, Mani will celebrate his 80th birthday (born on New Years Eve 1940) by embarking on another extensive tour with more than 50 shows.

In between those two special events, Guru Guru played in China for the first time! In 2019, they were invited to a festival in the far east but nobody had a clue what was in store for them. Guru Guru has played all continents in their long career (except maybe the antarctic) but how would the audience in China receive them? It turned out to be a fantastic, sold-out show with more than 1000 fans celebrating the band enthusiastically which you can see and hear on recently released Live CD + DVD. Some even traveled 18 hours by train from Beijing to see the band!

Even though most of the songs were already released in various other albums, this show features a “historic” document and captures the very special atmosphere of a one-time opportunity for both band and fans. It was recorded live in Shenzhen at the Tomorrow Festival on May 19, 2019 and even though the sound-quality is not up to contemporary standards, Guru Guru decided against extensive overdubbing to preserve the unique atmosphere showcasing the reverence Guru Guru enjoys in the worldwide underground-scene!

Musicians:
Mani Neumeier – Drums / Percussion / Kaossilator / Vocals …
Roland Schaeffer – Guitar / Saxophon / Nadaswaran / Vocals …
Peter Kühmstedt – Bass / Vocals …
Jan Lindqvist – Guitar / Lapsteel Guitar / Vocals …

Tour 2020
80 Jahre Elektrolurch
25.01.2020 Immenstadt – Rainbow
26.01.2020 Landsberg – Stadttheater
16.04.2020 Nürnberg – Hirsch
17.04.2020 Jena – Cosmic Dawn
18.04.2020 Schwerin – Speicher
23.04.2020 Dudenhofen – Festhalle* (+ Jane)
24.04.2020 Aachen – Musikbunker*
25.04.2020 Amsterdam (NL) – Melkweg*
07.05.2020 Kassel – Theaterstübchen
08.05.2020 Darmstadt – Bessunger Knabenschule
09.05.2020 Altenkirchen – Haus Felsenkeller
15.05.2020 Torgau – KAP
16.05.2020 Plauen – Malzhaus
28.05.2020 Essen – Zeche Carl*
29.05.2020 Wetzlar – Franzis
30.05.2020 Nürtingen – Kuckucksei
11.07.2020 Hamm – Open Air Festival
30.07.2020 Breitenbach – Burg Herzberg Festival
15.08.2020 Neuleinngen – Burg Open Air & Guru Guru Fest
10.09.2020 Bingen – Binger Bühne
11.09.2020 Bremen – KITO
12.09.2020 Uslar – Kulturbahnhof
24.09.2020 Koblenz – Cafe Hahn*
25.09.2020 Bruchsal – Fabrik (+ Epitaph)
26.09.2020 Kaiserslautern – Irish House
01.10.2020 Rüsselsheim – Das Rind
02.10.2020 Würzburg – Cairo
03.10.2020 Stuttgart – LAB
15.10.2020 Ingolstadt – KUZ
16.10.2020 München/Olching – Legends Lounge
17.10.2020 Wien (A) – Reigen
22.10.2020 Zürich (CH) – Alte Kaserne (+ Marblewood)
23.10.2020 Zofingen (CH) – Oxil
24.10.2020 Schramberg – Kulturbesen
29.10.2020 Pforzheim – KUZ Osterfeld
30.10.2020 Haßfurt – Rathaushalle
31.10.2020 Offenbach – Wiener Hof
05.11.2020 Bonn – Harmonie
06.11.2020 Wuppertal – LCB
07.11.2020 Dortmund – Piano*
12.11.2020 Regensburg – Alte Mälzerei
13.11.2020 Haiming – Gewölbe Livebühne Eisching
14.11.2020 Hersbruck – Altes Kino
19.11.2020 Soest – Alter Schlachthof
20.11.2020 Ahaus – Attic Musicclub
21.11.2020 OIdenburg – Cadillac
26.11.2020 Berlin – LIDO*
27.11.2020 Hamburg/Bergedorf – KUZ LoLa
28.11.2020 Dorsten – Das LEO
03.12.2020 Ravensburg – Zehntscheuer
04.12.2020 Metzingen – Hirsch
05.12.2020 Kirchheim/Teck – Bastion
10.12.2020 Bietigheim – Kronenzentrum
11.12.2020 Karlsruhe – JUBEZ
12.12.2020 Ludwigshafen – Das Haus
18.12.2020 Bern (CH) – Sternensaal
19.12.2020 Homburg – Musikpark
* mit Violette Sounds

To purchase: 
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The CD/DVD can also be ordered directly through TRANCE-Music:
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For more information: http://mani-neumeier.de/guruguru/

TRANCE-Music
Müller-Guttenbrunn-Str. 6 . 67373 DUDENHOFEN, Germany
Tel: 06232 / 94076 .
Fax: 06232 / 94108
e-mail: trance-music@t-online.de

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


German Music Legends Guru Guru Celebrate 50 Years With New CD “Rotate!”

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German Music Legends Guru Guru Celebrate 50 Years With New CD “Rotate!”

50 years of Guru Guru – that’s 50 years of Krautrock!

Dudenhofen, Germany – If you hadn’t believed possible that Mani Neumeier and his Guru Guru still rank among Germany’s most active and prolific rock bands, well, then you’d be proven wrong!

Founded in 1968, the year of the student’s revolt in Germany, Guru Guru has reached their 50th anniversary and still maintains their innovative spirit. Where many a musician made it big as a one-hit-wonder just to fade into oblivion soon after, Guru Guru carved their way outside the mainstream and short lived trends by blending experimental rock, avant-garde, jazz and world music into an unique, original form of rock ‘n’ roll.

No one will deny that there were ups and downs, but nowadays, Mani (Drums/Percussion/Vocals) shares the stage with two long-standing companions. Roland Schaeffler (Guitar/Saxophone/Vocals) and Peter Kuhmstedt (Bass/Vocals) have been with Guru Guru for more than 40 years. The passing of Hans Reffert, aged 69 (Feb. 21, 2016), was a severe blow, but with newly recruited guitar player Jan Lindqvist they overcame this tragedy and proved that they are not in the least tired of creating music. Those four “Krautrockers” are living legends and next to the Rolling Stones among the longest-serving rock bands on this planet. Mani and Mick are in fact standing next to each other in the Tokyo House of Wax! Mani Neumeier and his Gurus are the epitome of a band that defies musical trends and fads and transcends limitations and genres even on their newest CD called “Rotate!”

After more than 40 releases (LP, CD & DVD), Guru Guru demonstrates that the “overhauled Flagship of German rock” – as they have been called by the German magazine Musikexpress – have not lost their ability to entrance and provide an extraordinary spectacle. Songs like “Ooga Booga Special” span the decades, from the early days of “Magic Tree” to their latest studio album “Rotate!” which has been released to celebrate the band’s 50th anniversary in 2018. Never to be missed of course is the immortal “Elektroluch”: The underground hit that has written “Krautrock” history and is, to this day, an intregal part in the band’s live performance.

Whoever thought that Guru Guru would slow down or that Mani would retire to a quiet life in the countryside couldn’t be more wrong. After 50 years they continue to go their own way because they’ve always been – and still are unique!

To purchase Guru Guru’s “Rotate!”:
https://open.spotify.com/album/7gh80xxfsl5jwNtUZJrzRQ
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/rotate/1376597257
https://www.amazon.de/Rotate-Guru/dp/B07BF3V4PN

For more information: http://mani-neumeier.de/guruguru/

TRANCE-Music: PH: 06232 / 94076 (Germany), trance-music@t-online.de

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com


A 6CD Supernova Box Set Of The Universe’s Finest SPACE ROCK Set To Launch In November!

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A 6CD Supernova Box Set Of The Universe’s Finest SPACE ROCK Set To Launch In November!

Featuring Can, GONG, Hawkwind, Popol Vuh, Nektar, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream and many others!

Los Angeles, CA – An intergalactic roadmap to the most mind-blowing sounds in the Universe will be landing in record stores everywhere starting November 18 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records. Space Rock: An Interstellar Traveler’s Guide is a brand new collection of 6CDs of the best Space Rock from the outer reaches of the galaxy including tracks by such legendary acts as Hawkwind, Amon Düül II, Gong, Can, Guru Guru, Tangerine Dream, Ozric Tentacles, Popol Vuh, Alice Cooper, Nektar, Chrome, and more! Joining these mythic figures is a broad assortment of spectacular bands from all over the great Planet Earth including bands from Germany, Scandinavia, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, France, Hungary, Finland, Italy, and elsewhere! This one-of-a-kind set also includes a never before released track by Hawkwind co-founder Nik Turner from his forthcoming new album. Each CD comes in its own individually designed jacket and all are housed in a deluxe 7″x7″ box with oversized booklet featuring liner notes by music journalist Dave Thompson, band biographies, photos, and out of this world artwork!

Track List:
DISC 1
1. Can – All Gates Open
2. Hedersleben – Gulf Of Lost Souls
3. Øresund Space Collective – The Trichophantic Spire
4. Popol Vuh – Steh Auf, Zieh Mich Dir Nach
5. Joel Vandroogenbroeck – Sign From Space
6. Ozric Tentacles – Space Out
7. Secret Saucer – Lift Off
8. An Emerald City – Seizuretron
9. Nik Turner – Out Of Control
10. Melting Euphoria – Flying Eyes Like Saucers
11. Guru Guru Groove Band – UFOlove
12. Maat Lander – The Comet Rider
13. Gong – Fohat Digs Holes In Space (Live Paris 1972)

DISC 2
1. Tangerine Dream – Ultima Thule Part 1
2. Brainticket – Watchin’ You
3. Faust – Parasiten
4. Pyramidal – Black Land
5. Shawn Lee – Low Riders In Space
6. Hydravion – Passadena Airport
7. Pressurehed – Altitude
8. Het Droste Effect – You Know That I Knew
9. German Oak – Shadows Of War (A. Rain Of Destruction / B. B1 To London)
10. Daevid Allen Weird Quartet – The Cold Stuffings Of November
11. Omega – Don’t Keep On Me Waitin’
12. Kalutaliksuak – What Are Your Feet Eating?
13. Oranssi Pazuzu – Reikä Maisemassa

DISC 3
1. Steve Hillage & William Shatner – Rocket Man (Alternate Mix)
2. Black Rainbows – Hawkdope
3. Guru Freakout – Notre Dame (Mothership) [Edit]
4. XYNN – Lost In Space (English Version)
5. The Spacelords – Pyroclastic Monster
6. Aqua Nebula Oscillator – Human Toad (Live)
7. Magic Wands – Jupiter
8. Atomic Simao – Descending
9. White Manna – We Pretend Space Isn’t There
10. Yuri Gagarin – At The Center Of All Infinity
11. Federico Farnè – What Illuminates The Night

DISC 4
1. Guru Guru – Spaceship (Edit)
2. Hawkwind – Seeing It As You Really Are
3. It’s Not Night: It’s Space – Vibration Eater
4. Earthling Society – EA1729
5. Robert Calvert – Lemmy & I Swallowed Massive Amounts Of Drugs
6. Gilli Smyth – What Do You Really Want (Live)
7. The Re-Stoned – Faces Of Earth
8. The Dunes – Badlands
9. Exxasens – Helios
10. Oranjjoolius – Tiki Sleep Cycle
11. Equations – SSSUUUNNN
12. Secret Symbol Society – Canes Venatici
13. Lord Fuzz – The Freak

DISC 5
1. Amon Düül II – Archangels Thunderbird
2. Naxatra – Space Tunnel
3. Celestial Bums – Child of the Moon
4. Dark Buddha Rising – L
5. My Education / Theta Naught Sound Mass – End Masse
6. Sun Araw – Deep Temple
7. Hidria Spacefolk – Kaneh Bosm
8. Dasputnik – Orbitary Volcano
9. Ava Cherry – Highway Blues
10. Orlando Monday – Moonchild
11. MKM – Retorn Al Planeta Imaginari
12. Sons Of Hippies – Spaceship Ride

DISC 6
1. Nektar – Astronaut’s Nightmare
2. Chrome – Eyes In The Center
3. Space Debris – Phonomorph
4. Leroy Powell And The Messengers – Weightlessness
5. Electric Orange – Meals Of Confusion
6. Floorian – Overruled
7. Alice Cooper – B.B. On Mars (Live 1969)
8. Gdeva – Autobahn
9. Vespero – Vision 7. Kidish Hail
10. ST 37 – The ‘In’ Crowd
11. Nik Turner – 1975 Interview

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Los Angeles CA 90025
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Rare Release Feat. Legendary Guru Guru Founding Members Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte “Guru Guru Groove Band – The Birth of Krautrock 1969” Now Available!

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Rare Release Feat. Legendary Guru Guru Founding Members Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte
“Guru Guru Groove Band – The Birth of Krautrock 1969” Now Available!

Los Angeles – A newly discovered gem finally sees the light of day courtesy of Guru Guru founding member of Mani Neumeier! Titled “Guru Guru Groove Band – The Birth of Krautrock 1969”, this historically important release was recorded in a small studio in Heidelberg Germany 1969 with Neumeier and future Guru Guru member Uli Trepte, as well as a host of guest musicians, performing a collective free style modal improvisation that would form the foundation of many Krautrock bands to come!

“It was the year 1967, when Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte left the Free Jazz Trio Irene Schweizer Group. It was the time of a musical revolution, and a sense of change was in the air. When they first heard Jimi Hendrix on the radio, they were so turned on by his tripped out sound that they decided they wanted to create something radical that hadn’t been heard or done before. Drawing more musical inspirations from the likes of The Mothers of Invention, Karl Heinz Stockhausen, Indian music, Albert Ayer, and Pink Floyd, Mani Neumeier and Uli Trepte developed the concept of collective free style modal improvisation. Each musician and instrument was supposed to play an equally important role. They had a huge sound, which was dominated by the use of two full Marshall stacks and Mani Neumeier’s fluent and inventive drum style. In the first half of 1968, they formed their own sound. The first studio session took place in Heidelberg, Germany. It was a sound expedition recorded on LSD, with several guests on sax, voice and guitar. The band told the engineer that they wanted to play all night. The music was fed through an echo machine to add to the spaced out feel. Now forty years later, Mani Neumeier discovered these very recordings, which can be heard on this album for the very first time! All tracks were recorded two years prior to the first GURU GURU album UFO, which came out in 1970. They were also recorded five years before anyone used the term Krautrock. So here it is, the birth of Krautrock! You better believe it!” – Jurgen Engler

“Guru Guru Groove Band – The Birth of Krautrock 1969” is available on both CD and a special 200 gram white label, hand stamped vinyl pressing!

To purchase:
Buy the CD: http://flyt.it/GuruGuruGrooveBandCD
Buy the Vinyl: http://flyt.it/GuruGuruGrooveBandLP
Buy the digital version: http://flyt.it/GuruGuruGrooveBandDig

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com

CLEOPATRA RECORDS, Inc.
11041 Santa Monica Blvd #703
Los Angeles CA 90025
http://www.CleopatraRecords.com