on 4 December 2012
Hoelderlin was a German progressive rock band from the 1970's. Their style is often very similar to Gabriel era Genesis, only that Hoelderlin is a bit more experimental and from time to time even leaning towards avantgarde style. For the most part, their music is quite melodic though. And very good. If you like classic Genesis (which I think most people checking out Hoelderlin do) then 3 of their albums are very much worth having:
Clowns & clouds (1976)
Rare birds (1977)
They also made an earlier album in 1972 leaning more towards folk rock, and after 1977 they became more commercial and easy going (well, didn't they all). But if Genesis is one of your favourite bands it might be a good idea to expand your record collection with the 3 titles above. Start with either one - I don't think you're going to be disappointed.