Harald Grosskopf

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Harald Grosskopf
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Background information
Born (1949-10-23) October 23, 1949 (age 67)
Hildesheim, Germany
Genres Krautrock
Progressive rock
kosmische musik
electronic music
Instruments Drums, keyboards
Associated acts Ashra
Wallenstein
Klaus Schulze
Website www.haraldgrosskopf.de

Harald Grosskopf (or Harald Großkopf) is a German electronic musician. He played with several Krautrock and progressive rock bands of the 1970s in Germany, in addition to releasing solo material.

Biography[edit]

Grosskopf was born in Hildesheim on October 23, 1949. He started his career in the 1960s as a drummer in the beat group The Stuntmen, and toward the end of the decade played in a then-unknown Scorpions. He later played drums in Wallenstein and Ashra, as well as for many of Klaus Schulze's solo albums. In 1980, he issued his debut LP, entitled Synthesist, that became a cult classic of German electronic music.[1] New York’s RVNG international label reissued the album, with remakes by James Ferraro, Oneohtrix and others in February 2011.[1] In 1980 Grosskopf co-founded the Neue Deutsche Welle band Lilli Berlin, and he remained their drummer until 1983.[2]

Discography[edit]

with other groups[edit]

  • Wallenstein - Blitzkrieg (recorded in 1971, released in 1972)
  • Wallenstein - Mother Universe (1972)
  • Witthüser & Westrupp - Bauer Plath (1972)
  • Walter Wegmüller - Tarot (1973)
  • Cosmic Jokers - Cosmic Jokers (1973)
  • Ash Ra Tempel - Starring Rosi (1973)
  • Wallenstein - Cosmic Century (1973)
  • Cosmic Jokers - Galactic Supermarket (1974)
  • Kosmische Kuriere - Sci Fi Party (1974)
  • Kosmische Kuriere - Planeten Sit-In (1974)
  • Wallenstein - Storys, Songs & Symphonies (1975)
  • Klaus Schulze - Moondawn (1976)
  • Klaus Schulze - Body Love (1977)
  • Klaus Schulze - Body Love Vol.2 (1977)
  • Klaus Schulze - X (1978)
  • Ashra - Correlations (1979)
  • Klaus Schulze - Live (1980)
  • Joachim Witt - Silberblick (1980)
  • Lilli Berlin - Lilli Berlin (1981)
  • Lilli Berlin - Süß und Erbarmungslos (1982)
  • Lilli Berlin - Huh huh (1983)
  • Ashra - Tropical Heat (1991)
  • Bernd Kistenmacher - Characters (1991)
  • Mario Schönwälder - Hypnotic Beats (1992)
  • Bernd Kistenmacher - Stadtgarten Live (1995)
  • Steve Baltes - Pictures in Rhythm (1995)
  • Ashra - @shra (1998)
  • Ashra - Sauce Hollandaise (1998)
  • N-Tribe - Tower of Power (1998)
  • Sunya Beat - Sunya Beat (1998)
  • Steve Baltes - Rhythm of Life (1998)
  • 17 Hippies - Wer ist das? (1999)
  • Sunya Beat - Delhi Slide (1999)
  • Baltes, Grosskopf, Heilhecker - Viermaldrei (2001)
  • Ashra - @shra Vol.2 (2002)
  • 17 Hippies - 17 Hippies play Guitar (2006)
  • Sunya Beat – Comin’ Soon (2006)
  • Fishmoon – Twomoon Music (2007)
  • 17 Hippies – Biester (2014)
  • 17 Hippies – Anatomy (2016)

Solo albums[edit]

  • Synthesist (1980)
  • Oceanheart (1986)
  • World of Quetzal (1992)
  • Digital Nomad (2002)
  • Yeti Society (2004)
  • Synthesist 2010 (2010)
  • Re-Synthesist (2011)
  • Naherholung (2016)

References[edit]

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