Xhol Caravan

Also known as Caravan, Xhol
Members of Xhol Caravan: Öcki Brevern, Hansi Fischer, James Rhodes, Klaus Briest, Skip Van Wyck, Tim Belbe, Werner Funk
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://xholcaravan.oyla2.de, http://www.myspace.com/xholcaravan

Discography of Xhol Caravan:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Electrip 8 Audio 2000 Garden Of Delights
2 Motherfuckers Live / Hot Buttered Xhol 18 Audio 2002-04-22 Streamline
3 Motherfuckers Live + Hot Buttered Xhol 7 Audio 2001-07-00 United Durtro
4 Talking To My Soul 6 Audio 2005 Garden Of Delights
5 Electrip 5 Audio 1995 Germanofon

XHOL was one of the first bands who participated at the send of the 60s to the launch of the Krautrock movement in Germany. Nevertheless their music cannot be categorised. Their roots came from rhythm’n blues with soul tendencies. With their second album “electrip” they rapidly found their own style which can be considered as an original fusion of free jazz, psychedelic rock and electronic experimentations. Very dynamic their jazz rock can sometimes be compared with the spirit of the psychedelic soul developed by SOFT MACHINE. However the unusual use of electric instruments and electronic manipulations made XHOL absolutely unique. After "Electric", the band carries on their musical adventure with two great and totally free jazz rock albums. Dominated by endless, electric and cool improvisations "Hau Ruk" is a must for fusion and jazz lovers. Their last studio album “Motherf**kers GmbH" recorded in 1972 is a monument. All the compositions have their own feelings, sometimes delivering captivating and powerful blues, kraut, and jazz elements. However this album put the stress on a second fascinating side of XHOL’s musical universe: experimental organ works and psych/ folk interludes. This last album is nearer to Krautrock mesmerizing musical themes, more twisted, spacey and devoted to avant-garde. XHOL’s influence on a bench of german prog bands and on the adepts of free rock music in general is undeniable.

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