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- 13. December
- Photo from 22. oktober kraan live at Roxy in Ulm (photographer:
Click for a different
and larger version.
- A Kraan ticket-museum: www.rolf-thalmann.de/kraan
- Another Jan Fride release from 1999 has been detected:
BLUB - 6 SONGS FOR LAVA LIGHT BULBS.
Picture of cover at solos & works
- Kraan at Nearfest: 9 minutes live interview - Look under
- A review from "Musik
Express" 9/1982" (sent as text thanks to Fred
- A Hattler review from USA http://www.ytsejam.com/
- Remember: Christmas is coming (MUAHAHA !). Give your
friends and family some great music from www.bassball.net
or perhaps Ingos new relaxation cd from http://www.erdenklang.de
- Remember to subscribe to Hattler news http://hattlernews.reheller.de
where info like this can be found:
The HATTLER track "Delhi News" from the upcoming
HATTLER album "BASS CUTS" was compiled to "Asia
Lounge - asian flavoured club tunes - 3rd floor" (Audiopharm/spv)
and is released now.
Some of the new "BASS CUTS" material will be performed
Heidelberg - halle02 (RE/ACT-Medienkunstfestival) - Dec.
Ulm - Roxy (for "amnesty international") - Dec.
Ulm - Xinedome Lounge - Dec. 12, 2003 (t.b.c.)
The HATTLER track "New I.D./preMX" (from the album
"REMIXED VOCAL CUTS") was not only chosen as opener
for the U.S. release "electrojazz at club Blue Note"
but also for the forthcoming french movie "Je reste"
(directed by Diane Kurys).
And the HATTLER track "Nachtmaschine" (from the
album "NO EATS YES") is playing on United Airlines
during November and December 2003.
- 28. Oktober
- 2. Oktober
- 19. September
- 15. September
- Interview with Jan Fride in the latest
"STICKS" (drummer's mag.) issue 09/2003 : http://www1.sticks.de/magazine/0309/fride.htm
- In one of the largest online cd-shops in Germany www.jpc.de,
Kraan:Through hit the 27'th place on their top 30 chart.
- Review: J. Feyer in Rolling Stone 7/03: "Leichte
Hand und guter Groove: Kraan kehren recht lässig
zurück." (http://www.rollingstone.de/ - printversion)
- Choose your airline with care: The HATTLER track "Nachtmaschine"
(from the album "no eats yes") will be played
on United Airlines November and December 2003.
- The HATTLER track "New I.D./preMX" (from the
album "remixed vocal cuts") was not only chosen
as opener for the U.S. release"electrojazz at club
Blue Note" but also for the forthcoming french movie
"Je reste" (directed by Diane Kurys).
- Kraan Through also available in the USA from Eurock:
- 2 Oooold pictures from daniel svitas vaults of Peter,
Jan and ? and another just a view of the nature around
wintrup This page bottom.
- 5. September
Kraan tourposter viewable
at photos/zeroes - bottom.
2 reviews from 77 (Kraan
support for VDGG) and 78 (Alto's band) added at articles
- 28. August
The notorius supporter
Chrille has googled the net: Kraan
continues to get good press (a few don't understand Peters
vocal, but what the heck - they can go listening to Robbie
- looks like they have reviewed 'Through' in their paperversion.
- 21. August
- The coming issue of the magazine (paper version) contains
an article about Kraan + a CD with a Kraan track (among others).
- 18. August
Interview with HELLMUT
HATTLER about KRAAN & THROUGH will be published in GERMAN
PROGRESSIVE NEWSLETTER, ISSUE 45 AUG 2003 http://www.progressive-newsletter.de/
Daniel Svita strikes again providing 2 photos of Guru
Guru Sunband (with Ingo).
And again Fred Bauer vacuumcleaned the net for Hattler/Kraan
Once upon at time Hattler
played Ibanez basses (bottom
tutorial book - also with Hattler
Once Kraan almost were
teenage popstars - graphic to the left (larger
version is found here).
Kraan info page: http://www.alexgitlin.com/kraan.htm
- 10. August
Photo by Dave Svita: Andy
Goldner at Wintrup
Tab Two bass, a Warwick product from the nineties (bottom
Kraan 'Through' also available
More online Kraan documentation:
- 4. August
2 Progday Festival sampleralbums added to solos
& works - one of them has 1 unreleased live tune.
A few more photos
from Wintrup from Daniel Svita's vaults added since last
'Through' review: www.whirlypop.de/
'Through' review: www.jazzdimensions.de/
- 1. August
Kraan's music gets around:
Am 10.08.03 läuft in Auto, Motor & Sport TV (VOX,
17 Uhr) ein Vergleichstest mit zwei Kleinwagen (Fiat Punto
& Nissan Micra). Darin kommen Unser Lied und Soul keeper
(in der Instrumentalversion) zum Einsatz. (What's next
- a watercloset with built in Kraanjingles ? Though I'm sure
Kraans music would survive even this with style :-) - webmaster).
Photos from Wintrup (dates
& year uncertain?) taken by late Dave Svita, provided
by Daniel Svita, added to the mid-late-seventies
New links to older events
(provided by Fred Bauer who never sleeps):
- 29. July
New Kraan gigdates on
the events page.
Through now officially
available in USA: www.waysidemusic.com
More photos from nearfest:
next: click on program cover "2003", last: click
on "Kraan". Also http://www.studiomlive.com/nearfest2003/photos/#
Another German review
of Through: http://www.gaesteliste.de/texte/show.html?id=3f115a9e598129&_nr=664
Bob Baumann (Kraanaholics
list owner) made this article about his way into Kraan, and
a gives a review of Through - http://lightmillennium.org/2003_summer/bbaumann_kraan.html.
Tournee EMI Interview Cassette
How about a Kraan
drawing of Tab Two by Hellmut from the book: "musiker-selbstportraits"
(drawn 1993 - 2002) Gunter Matejka,Voggenreiter Verlag Germany,
ISBN 3-8024-0439-4, 21x30cm, 192 pages, 29 EUR
- 6. July
More Nearfest photos: http://www.progressivesoundscapes.com/
Link: NF03 Scrapbook
- 5. July
Kraan: Through is now
available in the USA via http://grodecki.com/merchandise,
(who will have it in just a few days).
Kraan Through gets around
in the online-media: A succession of positive German reviews
(some more or less 'recycled' - I would say more)
- 1. July
Pictures from the Kraan
blast at Nearfest festival (photos/zeroes/nearfest2003)
A German review of 'Through':
Another German review
of 'Through': www.ragazzi-music.de/kraan03.html
And yet another German
review at www.amazon.de
- 30. June
Kraan: Through - The official releasedate
of the album is today !
It should be in the shops now, no more waiting for those who
haven't allready ordered it via www.bassball.net
German review: Westfälische
Rundschau, 28. June 2003
Italian review of Through http://www.movimentiprog.net/
- in italian !
Some new old pictures
from the late nineties - Hellmut advertises musical equipment:
photos / nineties - bottom of the page.
Yesterday - 29. June,
Kraan kicked ass here: http://www.nearfest.com/
- 12. June
- the new german supergroup".
Nearly 50.000 fans at the last tour. ...and next year they'll
visit America..." (well...just 27 years later)
- 11. June
2 reviews of 'Through'
have come up:
English - http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=756
German - http://www.bubblehouse.de/plattenrausch/archiv/plattenrausch_86_.php
Hattler tourdates added
from Kraan gig - Villa Berg 4. april 2001
Added to 'Solo's & works': Freispiel
(The Soundtrack) - ein Film-Musik Projekt von Arno Steffen
und B. Steger
- 14. May
Ingo Bischof's & Ramesh
Weeratunga's new record "Flowing Power" is out now
Look at www.erdenklang.de
> wellness music. Or http://www.erdenklang.de/cdinfo1_en.asp?BESTNR=31102
(4 Real Audio samples)
tour is scheduled to september/october 2003 (no details yet).
- 12. May
Fender Telecaster guitar for sale - It says: Pre-owned by
Peter Wohlbrandt of KRAAN!
- 7. May
Pressinfo about Kraan:
Through (In German)
The interview with
Jan Fride: now in English
for the international fans (Thanx to translative treatment
by one of this website's celebrity contributors: Christian
had the pleasure to hear excerpts from 'Through', and no need
to worry: It sounds like Kraan !!
- 1. May
The official releasedate
of Kraan: Through, as announced by the distribution company
(Edel): June 30. Its gonna be a beachparty album !
So count down...61 days...
Lyrics to 'Through' online
Info about the tunes/songs
The Cd- shop at www.Kraan.dk is closed now.
will take over later this year.
Menustructure on www.kraan.dk
has changed a bit. Discography changed to the shorter
Albums (saved 5 letters), Cd-shop disappeared,
Lyrics got a link, easier to find, Press/booking
is also new, Today has been (re)moved to the bottom
of Kraan-info, previously called Who is Kraan.
- 22. April
with Jan Fride in German ( by permission from www.drumsundpercussion.de
German televison: CROSSROADS
NACHT: Vom 1. zum 2. Mai 00.30 bis 06.00 Uhr im WDR FERNSEHEN.
Ablauf /running order: John Nitzinger, Elliott Murphy, Steve
Wynn, Chris Spedding, Canned Heat, Kraan, Hank Shizzoe,
The Schramms und Pat McDonald
- 24. March
The poll about
a 2 or 5 channels mix for Kraan - Through indicates
a draw. Hellmut Hattler & Kraan concluded & decided
that you will get the good old faboulous 2 channel quality
that you are used to.
Rumour about the cover
to Kraan - Through: It will be done as a cooperation
between Peter Wolbrandt & Ulrich
Hattler review (there is no end to them): http://www.bubblehouse.de/
- get the album if you dont have it !
- 16. March
Help Hellmut Hattler: The coming Kraan
album 'Through' is planned as a regular 2 channel album.
BUT it might be mixed also for 5 channels - is this a good
idea ?(poll is over now)
Kraan gig: July
9th, Munich, Germany, Tollwood Festival (with the band YES)
Hattler interview (in
- 10. March
Two lyrics from the Kraan
X album is online (thanx to Fred Bauer) - Kraan
Hattler tourshot at the bottom of the
Montag, 17. März 2003 22.05 - 22.50 Uhr im Deutschlandfunk.
Rock et cetera Bass macht Spaß - 30 Jahre Hellmut
Do you want to sound like
HellHat when he plays bass ? Perhaps this
device could bring you a small part of the way, and a
few Euro poorer.
- 5. March
14, 2003: Kraan live at the Leverkusener Jazztage (incl. Radio
Kraan photos from 1977 (external link)
Hellmut has experimented
with mixing a tune from the coming album into 5 channels.
Sounds great he says, and wonders if its worth doing it whith
the whole album.
Photo of Hellmut live
with 'Hattler' in Hannover 21.02.03 of photos/zeroes
The french label "M10"
will release an album called "HATTLER" on march
11 in cooperation with fnac
(extra 4track bonus cd, only in the fnac shops!)
- 2. March
Ooops ! yesterdays update
(now deleted) had an error - Hattler didn't play with 'Dice'
- Alto did. Sorry!
But Hattlers Mallberry
Moon did reach #9 on the Jazz charts.
- 1. March
Hattler gets good reviews
all over Germany: http://www.soundbase-online.com/index.php3?br=0&rub=rezension&id=2698
(use the searchfunction)
Rumours that Ingo Bischof
will release an album with meditation music titled 'Flowing
Power' . It will be released on Erdenklang
records in april.
- 20. February
The Nearfest festival is allready sold out - it took
6 hours. No more tickets to this Kraan concert. But there
is a second chance: There is a "Ride Board" on the
NEARfest web-site (www.nearfest.com)
and also a Nearfest yahoogroup called "nearfestforum".
If you want to go, some people will be selling their tickets
at face value in those places over the next few months as
they discover they can't make it, etc. Last year about 50-60
tickets changed hands like that before the event.
- 16. February
Once again, Ladies and
Gentlemen: Kraan in USA - 29. June - Trenton,
New Jersey U.S.A. Time: 2:45 pm-4:00 pm
http://www.nearfest.com. Perhaps there will be other
USA gigs in 2003 this time ?
review & Interview in German (graphic 125 kb)
- 6. February
New Hattler newsletter
is out. If you dont recieve it allready you can get it here:
Hattler promotion: http://www.uk-promotion.de/hattler.html
Interviews in English & German.
German Radioshow with
Hellmut Hattler in March - Events.
Kraan - Hellmut has corrected
some of lyrics for Let it out,
Wiederhören & Flyday.
G-CONNECTION: I like Champagne
1985, has been added to 'Solos &
works' (anybody knows this album ?)
- 23. january
EMI pressmaterial in German from 1980 about Tournee (as
Poster from 1974 at Photos / Early seventies bottom of
page initiated here (facts & history for journalist
moon has success:Review
www.soundbase-online.com - buyers review www.amazon.de
- artcle from www.brigitte.de
(graphic from magazine#3 22.1.2003)
Details about Malberry
moon at the Hattler page
botom (Solos & works -> Hattler)
- 16. januar
Kraan Press material from
Hattler: mallberry moon
album will be out feb. 03 - it is already the "cd of
the month" in the german"stereoplay" magazine.
HATTLER "to bed"
video clip will be on rotation at onyx tv up from this evening:
Playlist 03 - 16.01.03 22.01.03 onyx@night (ca. 10 plays/week)
Roland (Schaeffer) &
the Dadadogs 1982, added to the solos &
- 7. January
added about the kunstkopfrecording from 75 with 'Holiday am
der Marterhorn'. Solos &
works (and it has moved from the discography to 'solos
on the albums 'Soul of stone' & 'Berliner ring' revised
by one of the authors Hellmut Hattler
redesigned by Ulli Jagusch - it is here possible to see the
front of the cover for the coming Kraan album 'Through' -
don't know if its a final version.
Coming gigdates for the
band Hattler can be seen at the events
- 1. January 2003
lyrics are added to the site thanks to Fred Bauer, who
have listened intensively to the albums. Any eventual corrections
are welcomed. Lyrics for Kraan X is still missing.
on Kraan cds from Fünfundvierzig are lowered again. 6,50
A wintruper echo ! The dynamic quartet in Wintrup almost 30
years after. Look
here and check the difference.
40 updates from 2002 can be viewed
49 updates made in 2001 can be viewed
68 updates made in 2000 can be viewed
43 updates made in 1999 can be viewed