Guru Guru Hinten on Limited Edition LP
2016 Repress of 2014 Reissue / First Authorized Pressing of Hinten Since Its Original 1971 Release
Also Available on Limited Edition Colored Vinyl
German krautrock band Guru Guru was formed in 1968 as The Guru Guru Groove by Mani Neumeier (drums), Uli Trepte (bass), and Eddy Naegeli (guitar) (later replaced by American Jim Kennedy (guitar)). By the time of Guru Guru's debut in 1970, Ax Genrich had replaced Kennedy to solidify the classic Guru Guru line up.
Guru Guru were related to the free jazz scene both through their work with Swiss pianist Irène Schweizer and through Neumeier, who had already won several jazz prizes before forming the band. They were also influenced by psychedelic rock artists including Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, The Rolling Stones, and early Pink Floyd.
Among the band's friends were Amon Düül, Can, and Xhol Caravan, with whom Guru Guru often jammed. This reissue of their second album, Hinten, originally released in 1971, is presented in a gatefold sleeve bearing the original artwork and the original Ohr catalog number, along with an insert with photographs. Limited edition of 500.
"This album expresses so much with so little it almost operates as the aural equivalent level of the Pioneer 11 plaque: designed simply for universal communication with any intelligent life forms it might come into contact with out there in space...it's loose, yet tight. It's free flowing, yet scripted enough to accommodate a freefall of freak outs." - Head Heritage