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Krautrock – The Rebirth of Germany (BBC Documentary)

“At the time when most of the West was rocking out to guitar gods, something very different was born in Germany: electronic music was virgin.”

 

Great documentary aired on BBC FOUR about the german movement called KRAUTROCK where a bunch of  uncompromising and original artists, in between 1968 and 1977, were looking for a way to exit their heavy past creating a new form of music. 
Bands like Neu!, Can, Faust, Tangerine Dream, Cluster and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll and jazz to create some of the most original and uncompromising music ever heard. They shared one common goal – a forward- looking desire to transcend Germany’s gruesome past.

 

 

 
 

“…there are not knights of the realm here, just happy and experimental musicians.”

 

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Kraftwerk, and the Electronic revolution – documentary

Kraftwerk And The Electronic Revolution by Thomas Arnold

Kraftwerk And The Electronic Revolution

This long documentary (180 minutes !!!) attempts to cover the rise of German electronic and experimental music from the 1960s, centered on Kraftwerk but focusing on the large avant-garde/ kraut rock scene that developed in the eastern Europe.

Aside form the many clips, both from videoclip and concerts, very interesting to me is the long interview with Karl Bartos (member of Kraftwerk form 1975 unitl the 90’s).

it’s a long documentary but  very nice produced  which reminds me of another fabulous music documentary aired on BBC4 called Synth Britannia, here the topic is the english new wave but the seed still came from the Kraftwerk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(via VST Cafe)

Look up on youtube for the other 13 parts or buy it on Amazon. com

 

 

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Rare 90’s Detroit techno video

 

90’s video which features Terrence Parker, Mike Huckaby, Juan Atkins, Ritchie Hawtin, Derrick May (huge!), Kevin Saunderson, Carl Craig, Rolando, Jeff Woodward, Gary Koral, Theorem, Kraftwerk, DJ Dunebugg…

pure detroit techno : minimal, soulful and machine driven!

this is top quality music.

lots of interviews, videoclips, intersting footages and faces I  love and respect, and I am sure you do the same!

 

via Das Kraftfuttermischwerk

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