New Krautrock book Times & Sounds hits the shelves

Can in 1975
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A brand new book explores the Krautrock genre from it's beginnings in the roots of the German jazz scene and the influx of fledgling rock'n'roll to thew arrival of pioneering acts like Kraftwerk, Can, Amon Düül II, NEU!, Cluster, Tangerine Dream and more...

Times & Sounds is a new book by German born author Jan Reetze is published by new German publishers Halvmall and is described as a "journalistic diary tracing Germany’s dynamic culture from the late 40s to the early 90s. Those who take this journey experience the ups and downs of five decades, thus developing an understanding deeper than any other of the Krautrock phenomenon."

Cluster/Harmonia's Hans-Joachim Roedelius, who has written the foreword says: “For experts, as well as newbies, in the Krautrock field, this book does not only open up several new views for the first time, it presents a general overview of the big picture of rock music in Germany.”

Times & Sounds is available as a 536 page hardback book or as a digital e-book.

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.