Demian Sky is a meticulous beatmaker, experienced musician, committed record store manager, passionate DJ as well as excessive record collector and music enthusiast. His instrumental hip-hop debut A Kraut Tale is a narrative sound journey on 18 tracks. The song structures, the musical concept and the overall atmosphere of the record show very clearly that his influences are not only in hip-hop, but also in psychedelic and prog rock of the '60s and '70s. There are also some references to works of DJ Shadow, Dan The Automator, Cut Chemist, Gaslamp Killer, and such. It is all the more astonishing that, contrary to possible expectations, all samples come from old German Schlager and folk music records. The result is not a loose collection of individual pieces of music, but rather a coherent album with its own dramaturgy in two chapters.