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Between is the name of two groups of artists:

1.) In 1970, Peter Michael Hamel founded BETWEEN, an international band specialised in improvisational / « ethnic » rock music. The name Between comes from the fact that Hamel’s music is originaly “in-between”, always making a combination between “popular music” and “serious music”. The classical musician Robert Eliscu (born American), responsible of oboe parts in POPOL VUH can be considered as the major member of the musical tribe next to Peter Michael Hamel. With a small community of six members, BETWEEN recorded its first album “Einstieg” in 1971. It directly announces the musical orientation to come, timeless ethnic rock compositions, mixing together several acoustic instruments (bongo, flute…) to folk and jazz. “And the waters openened” recorded in 1973 carries on improvisations and acoustic exploration, played in a rather “spacey” rock atmosphere, sometimes closed to krautrock, weird flavour. “Dharana” (1974) is seen as a classic album and marks a new step in the launch of “world” music. It contains long epic, acoustic pieces with a few minimalist, oriental accents. “Hesse Between Music” (1975) is a concept album, always improvised, featuring Indian scales and recitation. During and after BETWEEN’s career, the front man Peter Michael Hamel has developed the possibilities of spiritual effects of music on mind thanks to a great variety of solo albums in search of East meets West.

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  • Venusfly91

    This is some of the most finest underground stuff I've ever heard.

    24 Mar 2013 Reply
  • TheWalkmen

    The ambient supergroup release is definitely AA++ material.

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • cult-rain

    The ambient supergroup release is AA++ material.

    23 Dec 2012 Reply
  • iconan

    Between - 1974 - Dharana - The group originated from Germany and definitely had a hint of the krautrock vibe that emanate from acts like Popol Vuh, Can, and Tangerine Dream. You can fill your ear. - - -.-.-.-. om hari om ..... ॐ

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • TheTrueSeker

    Man, I downloaded And the Waters Opened like seven years ago, and it totally blew my mind, but for some reason I forgot about it until now. It's weird that that album was actually my introduction to krautrock, and I didn't even realize it at the time.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • Vidreven

    And the waters opened is an excellent album.

    3 Jul 2009 Reply
  • masque7

    gay band

    31 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Crack0rn

    So underappreciated.

    11 Apr 2008 Reply
  • lungs

    ..........,.,,.,.,,,.,,,,.,,.,.,

    10 Apr 2008 Reply
  • ZurDruid

    Yo escucho esto si señor

    23 Mar 2008 Reply

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