Grosskopf, Harald

Harald Grosskopf has been the first drummer and percussionist in the world of electronic music who performed with sequencers, first with Manuel Göttsching’s cult space-music band ASHRA (ASH RA TEMPEL) during the Seventies as well as WALLENSTEIN, THE COSMIC COURIERS and, of course, KLAUS SCHULZE.

He has released five solo albums until today, the latest one, Yeti Society was released in October 2004. Besides, he took part in more than 70 records with other artists.

Grosskopf, Harald
Andreas Ludwig - Callings of the Night

Artist: Andreas Ludwig
P: 1999
Music in the Sunya Beat style, but much more slower. Indian flute music with percussions.
Very relaxed and a kind of New Age. But the lineup is fantastic:

Harald Grosskopf - djembe, talking, drum
Axel Manrico Heilhecker - guitars, keyboards
Dirk Herweg - percussion
Thomas Kagermann - violin
Stefan Krachten - drums & percussion
Jaki Liebezeit  - dholak
Reiner Linke - drums & percussion
Andreas Ludwig - bamboo flutes, ekthari, tanpura, tibetan bowls

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Baltes, Grosskopf, Heilhecker - Four Times Three

Artist: Baltes, Grosskopf & Heilhecker
P: 2004
First released on Manikin label in 2001 and rereleased by Groove in 2004, Viermal Drei (4x3) from Grosskopf, Baltes, Heilhecker, is no more and no less an extension of Ashra’s works, but with a more industrial touch, always binding itself within psychedelic approach on a fine technoide structure. A great album which contains 4 extremely interesting titles. “Four Times Three” (4x3) is released under their own names. The four tracks on “Four Times Three” all have traces of the great classic Ashra albums. This means pumping sequences, great percussion- and drum parts, fine electronic atmospheres and some excellent guitar playing. In Ashra this is the job for Manuel Goettsching. He is also a little present on “Four Times Three” because a sequence of him is used in “Crazy Snake”.
“The Long Walk” shows a darker side of the trio.
For all Ashra-fans and those who are into rhythmic electronic music, “Four Times Three” is an absolute must-have.

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Bernd Kistenmacher + Harald Grosskopf - Characters
Artist: Bernd Kistenmacher & Harald Grosskopf
P: 1991

The duo of Bernd Kistenmacher and Harold Grosskopf teamed up in the early 1990s and produced Characters, a studio album, and Stadtgarten Live, a concert recording.
Both albums clearly show how two musicians with different styles and instrumentation can collaborate to create something in a slightly new direction for both of them. Kistenmacher, well known throughout Europe for his hypnotic sequences and textures has found a great team mate in Grosskopf, an experienced drummer and percussionist with strong roots in electronic and progressive music. Characters moves all over the map from mid tempo songs layering sequences and melody with dynamic rhythmic elements to more ambient affairs. Regardless, you will stay interested because each composition shows the benefit of two minds bringing some of their best ideas to bear.
It can be argued that many collaboration projects either create something new and remarkable or something pretty much forgettable with little middle ground in between. Characters is an album in the former category in that you really hear the intertwining of two fine minds.
Kistenmacher has never lacked the ability to create entrancing moods throughout his career; Grosskopf’s presence just brings out new flavors that make the music more easily accessible without losing integrity.

 
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Central Europe Performance - Breakfast in the Ruins

Artist: Central Europe Performance
P: 1989
Breakfast in the Ruins is classical of Eighties synths albums, a stunning delight for senses, and a great consolation for anyone that thought Teutonic synth was a dying art.
Breakfast in the Ruins is the first and to date only record-release by Central Europe Performance, a spin-off-project by Udo Hanten & Albin Meskes concentrating on live appearances and supported by other musicians from different corners of the music world.
Computer music often enough recorded by hightech fussy fanatics working like recluses in ivory towers filled with keyboards, synthesizers and other electronic instruments, to the exclusion of the public. The "CENTERAL EUROPE PERFORMANCE" (CEP) project takes the reverse path. The debut album "Breakfast In The Ruins" presents live-rehearsed matriculation products of co-operation among musicians who contributed to this work their varied experience with electronic sound material after the correctness of their ideas had been confirmed by thousands of audiences.
The group was produced and directed by Udo Hanten followed by Harald Großkopf, Marco Cancian, Albin Meskes and Frank Mevissen. Guestmusicians are Mike Pelzer, Markus Maria Jansen and Señor Canuto.
"Breakfast In The Ruins is classical of Eighties synths albums, a stunnung delight for senses, and a great consolation for anyone that thought Teutonic synth was a dying art."

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Dithmar - Zodiac Zeit

Artist: Dithmar
P: 2009

Zodiac Zeit refers to the era in West Berlin in the late 60's and early 70's, when the biggest pioneers in what would later be known as electronic music met at the Zodiac Free Arts Lab. Conrad Schnitzler, Edgar Froese and Klaus Schulze was just a few of the great minds gathered at this small but vibrant cultural mekka. It all happened in the shade of the East German flag, as the city was literally surrounded by the East German Republic. A factor that had a huge impact on the citizens of West Berlin - not only political but very much on their culture as well. It was obvious that the West Berliners strived to be different and do things their own way.
This situation is culturally very similar to the situation in Copenhagen today. The Freetown of Christiania is surrounded by a society that wants them to do things the ordinary way, but the cultural life of Christiania keep delivering artists and acts that do things their own way. Danish electronic legend, Anders Trentemöller, is a typical product of the vibe that rules at Christiania, as is Dithmar. The two had the pleasure of working together in the eighties, as Trentemöller participated on Dithmar's first solo album, Computa, from 1998.
Zodiac Zeit is made as a tribute. It all started when Dithmar started recognizing his old German roots on the electronic music stage, and made a few remakes of TD and Schulze tracks. TD fanzone frontrunner, Chris Newman, discovered these tracks, and started playing them on his TDFZ online radiostation. The reactions on Dithmar's Myspace profile pushed him into making his own tracks and the Zeit Project was born. Dithmar chose to stick to the original sentiment - recognizing his respect for the old Berlin School music. Hence that the obvious musical link to Froese/Schulze is not a coincidence. It is indeed very close to the sound of Dithmar's old heroes.

 

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Fishmoon - Fishmoon

Artist: Fishmoon
P: 1994 / 2007    
Musicians:

Harald Grosskopf
Bertil Mark
Helmut Zerlett
Steve Baltes
Axel Manrico Heilhecker


1994 ,the idea came up, to record a instrumental album, which should be routed more to atmospheres, than to structural aspects in music. To accomplish this Heilhecker collected relics of his guitar-laboratories during his work as producer for Phonoroid,
Sunya Beat, Thomas Kagermann, Samson Gassama,or  Andreas Ludwig. This was done between 1995 and 1998. As a result this album established a visual sound, mainly leaded by Heilhecker's guitar, but far away from common string-acrobatics. Most different musical styles and guitar-specific playing-technics had been dismantled and brought together in new aspects. All instruments were played mainly by himself this time.
"Listening to my album today, i find all influences of my collaboratories in the 90's very clearly comin' upfront.
No picture - no sound ,this formula always has been putting a spell on me.
Steve Baltes and Harald Grosskopf, my longtime fellows since those days ,represent the musical caesura of the late 90's, the moveover from linear recording to virtual tracking.
Fishmoon ,moon in pisces
,is analog to a situation of sensitive processes and expressions, or a time
, when one is not able to lock up from in- and external sensations - a state of unlimitation.
What started as a collection will be continued as a conceptional edition and released Nov -  06."

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Harald Grosskopf + Eberhard Kranemann - Krautwerk

Artist: Harald Grosskopf + Eberhard Kranemann
P: 2017

Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann transmit cosmic sonic visions of today, tomorrow and beyond in one of the most exciting collaborations in recent years.Krautwerk – German efficiency, original, sensational and mind-melting man-machine transcending art, the philosophy of unbounded sonic colours and resistance thinking. For the first time ever, Harald Grosskopf (Synthesist,Ashra, Klaus Schulze) and Eberhard Kranemann (ex-Kraftwerk, Neu!, Fritz Müller) transmit their cosmic sonic visions of today, tomorrow and beyond. The Germans are great inventors. They gave us the automobile in 1886, Adidas in the 1920s and then Krautrock in 1970s.The golden children of the genre, Harald Grosskopf and Eberhard Kranemann, have united to celebrate the genre's reign as Krautwerk. Originatingfrom the German cities Berlin and Düsseldorf, Krautrock dominated the musical field from 1969 – 1975. Its influential force impacted rock and techno. Lose yourself in the trippiness of Krautwerk's psychedelic soundscapes and celebrate a movement that changed music as we know it. Kranemann and Grosskopf did not know each other until they met for the first time in 2016 on a festival where they both performed their solo projects. They decided to merge the different sounds of Düsseldorf and Berlin school of electronic music together, resulting in energetic, contemporary new sounds.

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Harald Grosskopf + Steve Baltes - Holo Syndrome

Artist: Harald Grosskopf & Steve Baltes
P: 1997
This is very fast music by the two Ashra members.

Here the last copy!

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Harald Grosskopf - Oceanheart

Artist: Harald Grosskopf
P: 1980 / 2014

Harald Grosskopf is best known as drummer in the band Ashra and for Klaus Schulze ("Moondawn") and as an electronic musician. Following "Synthesist" (1980, see below), "Oceanheart" was his second solo album. It may sound like a child of the 1980s, but in a compositional sense it is related to the Berliner Schule / Berlin School of the 70's. The reissue comes with a new artwork and was mastered from the original tapes.

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