Updates from 2001
- 21. December
More music-recipies for your cellphone
here ('yaqui yagua' & 'hallo ja ja'
Germany: Radio 98.6 is doing a
KRAAN / HELLMUT HATTLER - Radio Special (Vol. 1) on February 12, 2002
in Berlin on 92,6 MHz (Offener Kanal Berlin) between 6 and 7 pm. The
radiostations email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 19. December - Real news:
Hellmuts Hattlers coming album
Picture of the usa-cover of 'Let
it out' added here.
- 18. December -
Due to the overwhelming lack of news:
Kingdom of Kraan
- 5. December -
Broadcast with KRAAN & Canned Heat: WDR (German televison),
Tuesday 29. January 2002, Time: 23.35-01.00
- 1. December (approximately) -
From all of us... In accordance with the Kraans, this website proudly
a previously unreleased Kraan song as mp3 !!!! -> Go
to the boots section.
Picture of Jan Fride from Wuppertal
91. Photos - Eighties / Nineties (80 - 99) bottom.
Magazine review: 'Good Times' -
issue Nr.6/2001 - the latest 3 EMI reissues + Berliner Ring were altogether
reviewed positive on page 40.
A list of names/addresses of those
of you who got the wrong 'Andy Nogger' CD-cover, has been sent to EMI.
You should recieve a new correct cover directly from EMI. If - by the
end of this year - you havent recieved or heard anything, mail me.
- 14. November -
More info about the Christmas
concert / event in Ulm here
If you would like a written invitation
for the the Hattler exhibition opening, send a mail to: email@example.com
- 12. November -
Hellmut Hattler has an exibition of his paintings in
a bank: http://www.raiba-ulmeralb.de/
announcing the Christmas concert 22.12.2001.
A new Hattler CD is on its way,
and a 12" vinylalbum (2 songs) is out in November. Subscribe for
the Hattler newsletter here: http://www.reheller.de/hattlernews
- 2. November - http://www.kraan.de
has been updated by Peter Wolbrandt. Recent and commented photos by
HH, favorite album / song polls, and a new guestbook (the old one can
still be read).
- 25. October -
I received a picture of the 5
EMI releases as seen on the shelf. The Andy Nogger cover has an
error, (the first 1000 prints) someone must have got red ears at EMI.
I have spoken with EMI about this - if you send me your physical address
by mail, I will forward them (in bulks) to EMI and they will send you
a new corrected cover (it may take a while, possibly 2-3 weeks).
Bassball special re-release: The
original LP-cover with original liner notes by Axel H. Lockau made for
cd. Peek here.
From the Hattlerfamily's portraitgallery.
Exclusively for this website. Photosection zeroes
is updated and has some info from the recent tour in Germany.
- has some nice Kraan photos from mid/late 70ties.
Some Kraan cd-reviews (in German)
Schallplatten for sale at Ebay online auction - 9 DM today !.
- 1. October - The result of the BEST OF KRAAN
- internet poll, 2001 by Mark Stehle (Darmstadt radio, Germany).
- 28. September -
New Kraan poster: Photo
section - zeroes - bottom.
A Kraan fan page that probably
will be a dissapointment to most: http://www.kran-fan.de/
- 24. September
Heimelektro Ulm prepares REMIXes
of Hellmut HATTLERs "NO EATS YES" album (bassball/polydor).
many more details: http://www.heimelektro-ulm.de/news.htm
("heimelektro ulm" is a hard core electronic music label in
Munich and the majority of its artists were asked to remix the hattler/"n.e.y."-songs
Two new hattler tunes are going
to be released on the "jubilee records" label on 12"
vinyl end of november 2001. a-side "more control" in cooperation
with "deep dive corp." b-side "nachtstrom" together
with producer christian lohr and vocalist maya singh.
- 21. September - se the result of Kraan poster happening for the www.kulturwerkstatt.net
- 13. september - Pass the time, test yourself with a Kraan-online-jigsawpuzzle
(made by Bob Baumann): http://www.jigzone.com/ms/z.php?ui=133874i175723&z=48_piece_classic
- 11. september
Fine interview in German with Ingo
Make a Kraan dice (photos
/ zeroes - bottom)
Large Interview with Hellmut Hattler
from 1980 - about basstechnics, other bassplayers, bassball...etc. (In
German, but good photos) ( Articles
- 4. september
The re-relase of Wintrup, Andy
Nogger & Let it out - released by EMI : They were shipped to
the shops last Thursday/Friday. Definitely available since 3. september.
"Wintrup" has a bonus track, the other 2 have none. All 3
"missing" albums are digitally remastered and have liner notes
in German and English plus some photos and articles (like the other
2). If you put all the five album in chronological order in your rack,
you can read "KRAAN" on the spine and below that you have
a kind of "rainbow" with elements of all 5 cover. In Germany
they are sold for about 15 DM , which is quite a bargain !
- 30. August
3 recent photos from Cornberg (photos
- zeroes -bottom)
Crazy drawing of the Kraan-o-phone
by Hellmut (Who is Kraan - bottom)
the bonus-bonus-bonus track album Berliner Ring at www.bassball.net
- use ENTER WITHOUT FLASH ! Stuffed with tunes you probably never heard
Remember - you can recieve
an email that notifies you when this page is updated. Just fill out
the form below. No spamming.
- 22. august
Hellmut has informed me that some
copies of Berliner Ring allready have reached his desk, and
can be ordered as soon as www.bassball.net
is updated ! Keep an eye on it !
For the nostalgic : 3 tickets on
the eighties/nineties page.
3 changes to the Kraan tourschedule.
Changes marked with a .
Berliner Ring albumcover
can be seen here (prototypes).
Kraan Live 2001 - from copy
2500 the cover of kraan live2001 has slightly changed. It's not available
in the shops yet, but at http://www.bassball.net. Now it looks the way
the designer wanted it...poor collectors!...(No pictures yet).
Christmas concert at the roxy
in Ulm 22. December - the final 30-year-anniversary concert ! Info
here: phone: +49 731/156-271 fax: +49 731/156-860 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 16. august
new Hattler is born, Hellmut & Maie got a fine daughter at home
on the 13. august, her name is Naomi. Short description: 4000g/55cm,
long fingers, incredibly big feet, nice voice !
Welcome & Congratulations !!
- 9. august
Sept.24 (this year...) will be the release date of KRAANs "Berliner
Released on "bassball",
distributed in Germany by "edel contraire".
The missing re-releases "Wintrup", "Andy nogger"
and "Let it out" are now
confirmed to be out on aug. 31 (hopefully this year...).
has changed a little, and for those who doesn't know where Betzdorf
and Gütersloh are, there is now (thanks to Chrille & mapblast.com)
help to get.
A photo from Tübingen on the
bottom of this page.
that you can recieve an email automaticly when this page is updated,
by using the form below.
- 31. July - Online articles/reviews of recent Kraan gigs (in German).
Opens in a new browserwindow.
- several photos
- 30. July - Lots of new concertdates
in September/October! The 30 years jubilee autumn tour !
- 4. July -
Hellmuts new bass http://www.ritter-basses.de/custom/hattler.htm
Confirmation: The previously unrecorded
live tunes 'Koffein' and 'Filz & Fett' will be on the coming 'Berliner
Info about Eef Albers and Gerry
Brown and Mark McMillen's recent actions and whereabouts are wanted
by Hellmut Hattler. If you know anything email it to Hellmut
- 2. July -
Strong rumours that the upcoming
'Berliner Ring' album also will contain 2 previously unrecorded live
tracks called 'Koffein' and 'Filz & Fett' !
Photos by Klaus Unland from the
Kraanconcert in Osnabrück: http://www.unland.purespace.de/kraanpics/klangart.htm
The Tab Two website is gone, but
if you need to check something it can still be found here: http://reheller.de/tabtwo
The AIGA (American Institute of
Graphic Arts) selected the HATTLER CD Cover (Universal Release) as one
of the Top 100 CD packages!
Countdown: Dont miss the
TV broadcast: 06.07.2001 45 minutes of the Köln gig at club
Subway will be broadcasted 06.06.2001 at 12.45 to 13:30 on 3 SAT - (WDR)
- 18. June -
Great news: The album with older non-released tunes: 'Berliner
Ring' will probably be released in october ! (on www.bassball.net)
The setlist (so far) will be:
01 berliner ring - 02 kaffeefahrt - 03 mein gold # - 04 enimo mine -
05 weltweit - 06 hemden im wind# - 07 komm tanz # - 08 paranorm (*/hamburg)$
- 09 nice try (*dto.)$ - 10 eef's tune (*dto.)$# - 11 dancing in the
# previously unreleased
* live recording
$ the kraan"X" line up.
- 13. June
'Let it out' with your mobilphone
- Look here (Events page bottom)
The Villa Berg gig in Stuttgart
04.04.01 will be broadcasted 29.07.01 - Events
The coming Kraan venues can now
be found on a map (look for the red cross). - Events
Mark Stehle of Radio Darmstadt wants
to make a Kraan Chart (read
Guestbook). Choose 3 titles and write a few words why you choosed
them. Mail it to email@example.com
- 29. May Let your mobilephone/cellphone
ring with Kraan tunes. Look here (Events
- 25. May 13. 07. 2001: Bergneustadt
- kulturfest. (for HATTLER concertdates Check the
events section ) Photos Mid
/ Late seventies (74 - 79) got a photo of some Kraan 'haute couture'
- 22. May - Another correction: The broadcasting date for the kraan
feature on "Radio Darmstadt" has changed, it's NOW: Monday,
june 4 from 9 to 11pm.
Die KRAAN Sendung ist bei der letzten Musikredaktionsitzung abgesegnet
worden, Sendetermin: Mo.4 Juni ´01 von 21-23°°.
- 16. May - Correction from WDR TV: There's a mistake concerning
the TV date! The KRAAN TV SPECIAL (SUBWAY GIG) will be aired on 3
sat : 6 JULI 2001 12.45 -13.30h, not 08.06 as previously mentioned.
- 2. May
More summer concerts announced at
Events (previously 'gigs')
Radioshow announced at Events
Christmascard from Hellmut 1978
added at Photos Mid / Late seventies (74 - 79)
Drawing by Hellmut added at Photos
Eighties / Nineties (80 - 99)
Newspaperarticle (in German but
with a photo) from Neuß 1979 - 'Die Stadthalle brodelte' Articles
- 29 April - Photos from the concert at 'Subway club' Köln added.
Photos - zeroes
- 25. April
Concert announcement : Hattler /
Kraan, 8. Juni, Stadthalle Osnabrück (GERMANY)
Vorverkaufspreis: 35,- DM zzgl. Gebühr Abendkasse: 40,- DM - Order your
tickets here: Klangart
This site is now linked to the Guestbook
at www.Kraan.de - so now there is a guestbook again (- and this one
Another Kraan re-release review
- this time in english: aural
Kraan concertinfo will be listed
here in the future (Gigs in the topmenu)
- 23. April
Pictures from the gig in Stuttgart
April 4. 2001: http://www.trotzlust.de/
-> Musik -> Kraan, or directly to the frame with photo's here.
Photosection updated , the zeroes
and mid/late sections has got new photos/graphics.
Austrian site with short reviews
of a few Kraan albums (in German): http://www.clickfish.at/
- 19. April
Kraan's mini-tour is over and was
a great succes ! The band was in top-shape, and very supportive audiences
made the gigs fun and a great musical experience for everyone. In Köln,
the audience sang 'happy birthday' for the band (30th anniversary) and
in Karlsruhe people started to sing Yaqui Yagua, etc.
Read the guestbook-reviews and
brush up your German skills at Hellmut
Hattler's guestbook and Peter
45 minutes of
the Köln gig at club Subway will be broadcasted 08.06.2001 at 12.45
on 3 SAT (WDR) German television.
I expect to add some photos from
these gigs soon.
There will be another chance to
experience Kraan at the Finkenbach festival (Germany) late July. More
info on this will follow later.
- 18. March
Hattler: No Eats Yes is winner of the ECHO 2001 award in the
category Best Jazz Production. An 'Echo' is the German 'Grammy'.
- 14. March
a Kraanpage is added to the linkspage, look here.
3 photos from Krefeldt 77 added to the photosection.
Hattler is positive to the idea of releasing the 'Berliner Ring tunes'
when a good opportunity comes up.
Why Kraan Live 2000 is titledKraan
Live 2001 - here.
- 2. March
Sad announcement: The release of 'Berliner Ring' is cancelled.
2 of the tunes for this album went on the re-release of Bassball, so
'Fünfundvierzig' felt that a cd with so few tunes left, was not
a reasonable product.
Looking backwards it was thus regrettable, that at least the 3 tunes
from '2 schallplatten' didn't end up on Nachtfart instead. Let's hope
another chance will show up later. People who preordered the album,
have been notified directly by 'Fünfundvierzig'.
A pressrelease has been added to Kraan live
2000 (In German)
- 28. February
is up, you can go there and order Kraan live 2000.
Photopages updated. Middle, late
and zeroes sections has a few new pictures, minor addition to 'solos
Hellmut Hattler's 'No eats yes'
has been nominated by "musikwoche" magazine in the category: jazz production
(national/international) for an "ECHO" (equivalent of the U. S. grammy)
Even more bootrecordings discovered
- 22. February -
Recently I have discovered many concertrecordings from Germany on
Napster that I did not know about before, they are added to the
- 20.February -
The Re-release of Bassball contains
2 BONUS-tracks: two instrumentals, a 1980 tune called "kopfkino"
(translated into english would be "mind movie", It's the first idea
of this later Tab Two classic). And "paranorm" (with Peter and Ingo)
Tunes on the Kraan live 2000 album
will be the classics. More album details here
The German music magazine 'Good
Times' can be reached through this link with help of a telephone or
the snailmail Click.
They also seem to have an emailaddress: GTimes@t-online.de
- So perhaps you can order an issue this way (Kraan Story in issue no.2
/ 2001 (release on April 6, 2001).
5. April 2001 KRAAN in Krefeld (will take place at KuFa )
- 13. February -
The German music magazine 'Good Times' has announced a
Kraan Story in issue no.2 / 2001 (release on April 6, 2001). - Do they
perhaps have a website ?
Jan Wolbrandt has put some shots
online from Herzberg. Click
Joo Kraus's website is ready, lots
of background-info & his latest actions. Requires flash plugin. Click
New review of the Kraan album 'Dancing
in the shade' found at www.jazzdimensions.de
Kraan live 2000 cd ( 70 minutes)
will be released on Hattler's sub-label at
New layout for 'Bassball' frontcover,
bassball-net logo's, Hattler band photo here
Tourdates for 'Hattler''s March
gigs online at http://hellmut-hattler.de/tour/index.html
- 3o. January - Kraan tourdates:
4. April 2001 KRAAN at Villa Berg
in Stuttgart (SWR1 Live Taping)
5. April 2001 KRAAN in Krefeld (will
take place at KuFa )
6. April 2001 KRAAN videotaping
for WDR TV at Subway Cologne
7. April 2001 KRAAN at Tollhaus
Karlsruhe (TV Live Show)
Re-release of the "Bassball"
album (1977) in March on EVENT RECORDS + reissue of No eats yes.
Pictures of Hattler from a recent show in Ulm - Germany.
'Hattler' will be on tour between 15.3. and 31.3.2001
http://www.bassball.net/ - has been announced - I'm not sure what
it is yet.
- 26. January - Kraan concert:
Karlsruhe, April 7. at the 'Tollhaus'. Will be broadcasted as a 45 minutes
Radioshow. A ticket from Saarbrücken
80 added to the Eighties / Nineties photosection.
Vater & Peter Wolbrandt project.
- 13. January - The re-release
of Soul of stoneis
available, both in the shops and online.
This album is probably the most complex and 'funkinfluenced' of the
Kraan albums. As usual it's in superior soundquality, and with improved
Ingo Bischof news: Reger/Bischof/Fischer:
Images of Trance and Rythm (DA Music- 5284 Selected Sound) - worldmusic,
techno and 'jazz' meets.
- 1. January 2001.
It has been a great year for Kraan
and Kraan-enthusiast's around the world. After a 9 years break, they
returned with 2 big gigs in Germany, and concerts and TV-shows are planned
for 2001. Looks like Kraan is on track !
Most Kraans albums got re-released in much improved soundquality in
year 2000, thanks to Piet Manns from the small independant label 'Fündundvierzig'
Still 5 albums remains but they should be expected this year - EMI:
Wintrup, Andy Nogger, Let it out. Fünfundvierzig: Soul of stone,
and 'Berliner Ring' that is planned to contain 3 tracks from the compilationalbum
'Schallplatten' and some unreleased recordings from the early 80ties.
Besides working with Kraan, all members has been active with music in
other projects too. Alltogether very promising and much more than one
could have anticipated 2 years ago !!
Thanks to Gary Holdinghausen, the
photosection has got some more graphics & photos. Look at the Mid
/ Late seventies , Eighties / Nineties &
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