and nobody knows if it really happened: the galactic explorers were a a kraut legend completely unknown to all masters of kraut legends until the british psi-fi label unearthed these recordings in 1996. reputedly the album had been recorded in cologne in 1972 or 1973 and was released as a very limited edition on vinyl, that was sold exclusively in galleries deadicated to experimental art in these times.
there is a lot of hints that this story might be true (some of the musicians involved stemmed from cologne and can be found working with bands like dzyan or birth control), and a lot of hints that this and other psi-fi releases were a hoax in the wake of the kraut flood of the nineties that most of us survived one way or another. there is a twee discussion on discogs on this, and i'll leave it up to you to decide.
as this cd changes hands for some 40 euro i thought it was appropriate to let you hear what you might want to buy as an art object or an illusionary giant from the distance.
(all scans included / mp3 / direct download)