Considered the Nuggets of Krautrock, Cologne Curiousities is a wonderful compilation of lesser known tracks and jams collected from 1972-1976. Mental Experience brings this 2 LP compilation of tracks that had previously only been available on CD.
The recordings included here were made between 1972 and 1976 using studios in and around Cologne, produced by Toby Robinson for his own amusement. Bands would come in for practice sessions, to record demos, and during slack periods, impromptu jams would happen. Most of these sessions were recorded by Toby, and they feature Toby himself plus a revolving cast of friends and musicians (some of them apparently big kraut names under pseudonym).
- The Astral Army - Interstellar Shortwave
- Spirulina - The Message
- Chronos - Schaudernacht
- Neil Andersen - Feuerwerk
- Baal - No God / Astaroth
- Ten to Zen - Innerst
- Fuerrote - Ganz Wie Du Willst