Dzyan

Members of Dzyan: Eddy Marron, Gerd Ehrmann, Harry Kraemer, Jochen Leuschner, Lothar Scharf, Ludwig Braum, Peter Giger, Reinhard Karwatky

Discography of Dzyan:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Time Machine 4 Audio 1993-10-18
2 Electric Silence 6 Audio 1974 Bacillus Records
3 Mandala 7 Audio 2010
4 Dzyan 8 Audio 1999 Rock Fever Music
5 Time Machine 4 Audio 1973
6 Mandala 6 Audio 2010 Long Hair
7 Dzyan 8 Audio 2009 Long Hair
8 Time Machine 4 Audio 1975
9 Electric Silence 6 Audio 2010
10 Time Machine 4 Audio 2010
11 Dzyan 8 Audio 1972 Aronda
12 Time Machine 4 Audio 2006-03-00
13 Electric Silence 6 Audio 1974 Bacillus Records


Dzyan was a progressive-rock band from Germany, formed in january 1972.

Their first album, Dzyan (Aronda, 1972), featured the line-up of Dieter Kramer on guitar, Jochen Leuschner on vocals, Gerd Ehrmann on saxophone, Ludwig Braum on drums and Reinhard Karwatky on bass. The quintet soon dissolved and Karwatky formed a new trio with the same name (Eddy Marron on guitar, Peter Giger on drums).

Time Machine (Bellaphon, 1973) contains four complex jams that offered an unusual hybrid of acid-rock, progressive-rock, world-music and Canterbury-ian jazz-rock, and ranks among the masterpieces of German progressive-rock. The 17-minute Time Machine and Kabisrain are varied and inventive, while displaying skilled interplay. Magika is furious and chromatic in the tradition of avant-jazz.

The trio expanded the instrumentation on Electric Silence (Bellaphon, 1974), adding sitar and mellotron. The influences of Popol Vuh and of the ECM school turn the trio towards introspection, emphasizing the exotic elements (Khali) and the jazz fuel (Electric Silence, The Road Not Taken). The two longer tracks, Back To Where We Came From and For Earthly Thinking, are like yin and yang, the former almost a zen meditation and the latter a lively suite.

Giger and Marron, joined by Gunter Lenz, released Giger, Lenz & Marron (Niagara, 1976).


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