Staff Carpenborg And The Electric Corona

Staff Carpenborg And The Electric Corona

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Mystery band doing Krautrock underground and psychedelic fusion music, released on the Maritim budget label.
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Staff Carpenborg And The Electric Corona Fantastic Party (Die Tanzplatte Für Heiße Stunden) (Album) Maritim Germany 1970 Sell This Version

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ultimathulerecords

November 1, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
Adapted from my review in The Crack In The Cosmic Egg CD-Rom

Staff Carpenborg And The Electric Corona would seem to be some sort of session band. They are only documented on the budget Maritim label (with odd tracks featured on the Kraut Blumenkraft series). As to who they were, remains a mystery. All the compositions are credited to Paul Bucher.

The LP, subtitled "Die Tanzplatte Für Heisse Stunden" generally sounds more 1967/1968 than 1970, and there are elements of early Can, Wolfgang Dauner and Motherhood, whilst some of it is more outrageously "exploito" stuff with mad splicing and editing and electronic effects. There are wild jamming bits, and ethnic edges, in the freaky Siloah cum Amon Düül type vein, especially good on the bizarrely titled "Shummy Poor Clessford Idea In Troody Taprest Noodles".

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As to the CD reissue, which came out on Daily Records (2) circa 2006 there are cover notes from one Allen Voran (actually one Werner Voran who helped out with a good few obscurities in the Cosmic Egg Rom, and was also something to do with those Kraut releases), although that's very much heavy on the hype with little in the way of facts. I did come across a suggestion that it was in fact an early incarnation of what became Exmagma, which it could well have been, although Exmagma's Andy Goldner denies this. Also, there's no denying it sounds German and of the era, but is it? The first copies to turn up and be sold were in the 1990s and could be well crafted fakes. And the name Paul Bucher doesn't get any other German matches if you Google it, although there are many Americans with that name. And, the CD bonus track - where does that come from? It's the final track on this: Ken James And His Rockers - Rock History issued on Universum Records and Primaphon, two more budget labels more normally associated with James Last copyists, pop, schlager and children's music. But who was Ken James? Doesn't sound German. He was actually one Holger Petersen (who also recorded under the name Jo James and other pseudonyms).

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