1-2 Weeks
The Complete Schlossl Recordings

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"This CD contains all audio recordings of the legendary hippie commune between 1971 and 1974. A contemporary document. Lord's Family was a rural and music commune that was founded in Nuremberg in 1970 and lived in Beilngries in the Altmühltal from 1971 to 1974 in an old castle called The Schlössl. The group's mystical and ecological self-image, which was one of the first bands to combine German-language texts with idiosyncratic music, made them a forerunner of the ecological, green movement. The family was inspired by their psychedelic experience, the influence of Christian mysticism and Eastern spirituality. From Munich to Heidelberg, from Erlangen to Berlin, Lord's Family won numerous fans through its live concerts, but never recorded an album. The musicians hardly cared about the music market and the musical mainstream. Their special feature was the combination of improvisation as a constant spontaneous new creation with composed choruses and spoken texts as well as the integration of Bavarian folklore. Radio Bremen, Bayerischer Rundfunk and numerous print media had reported on the artistic, social and ecological experiment of the Bavarian commune, the 'Monks in Jeans'. The commune even published its own newspaper, 'Family Press', whose sales were used to support the 'Schlössl' flowed, an old hunting lodge that Lord's Family lived in Beilngries until 1974. Even though the band was reserved towards the record market, they were already making forerunners of video clips on the improvised music they produced the krautrock era stopped at the 'Schlössl' during their touring, which was followed by regular return visits from the music-making community. Musically, the musicians moved somewhere between Amon Düül II and Popl Vuh, whereby the improvisation experiments of the band became deeply independent. In 1974 the commune dissolved, of the former members Sepp Kuffer and Georg Frisch are still musically active. The sound recordings on this CD have been preserved. The music comes from tapes owned by Sepp Kuffer, which certainly do not have high end quality, but represent a real sound document -- from a busy creative time when a lot was possible."