Venus (61) ‎– Venus

Not On Label ‎– AK 1
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Intro
Written-By – Bornhoff, Eschbach
A2 Crown Of The Queen
Written-By – Bressler, Stewin
A3 I Made A Fault
Written-By – Bornhoff, Eschbach
A4 Without You
Written-By – Bornhoff, Eschbach, Stewin
B1 Oh What A Fuck
Written-By – Eschbach
B2 How Do You Feel
Written-By – Eschbach
B3 Angel
Written-By – Eschbach
B4 Caroline
Written-By – Eschbach



Only 50 copies pressed !!!
Orange labels with black lettering.
Very thin paper cover with black and white A4 paper sheets glued on front and backcover.Some copies has blank paper cover with those A4 sheets subjoined in the inside from the cover.

The rarest krautrock monster LP! Underground prog psych!
Heavy guitar, male & female vocals, hardrock songs feeling krautrock etc...

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped): ST AK 1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped): ST AK 1-B

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January 29, 2017
"The rarest krautrock monster LP! Underground prog psych!" makes me laugh out loudly.

Venus/Venus is a "project" from some pre high scool graduates from the town of Essen (Germany, Northrhinewestphalia) . Stewin couldn't sing, Eschbach couldn't play guitar. Bornhoff (or was it Stewin?) was not allowed to play on his 12 string acoustic guitar. During the training sessions - I'd been happy to listen to in the rehearsal room of the "Dreifaltigkeitskirche" in Essen Bergeborbeck - he started playing wunderfully "House of the Rising Sun", but was immediatly stopped by "Thats Not Our Music!"-Eschbach.

The complete recording has been "pimped" in the recording studio; without this manipulation Venus sounds even more worse than on this record.


July 3, 2015
I generally fail to see the appeal of a lot of German indie rock albums. I love Krautrock, love innovative and challenging music, but generally such albums as this challenge me for all the wrong reasons. At best I would give this a "mediocre" rating. It's just a poorly recorded and amateurishly played hard-rock album. Not as bad as Rockport, yet it starts in the less interesting Arktis vein (male vocals instead), adds rock 'n' roll (Eddie Cochran type) influences, and never gets beyond sounding like some demo from any unrehearsed pub rock band. There is one track that stands out, but more like a "sore thumb" - track B3 "Angel" which is a West Coast American country style number! Yet, this LP goes for silly money!