Another Cracking BBC Doc - Krautrock

Krafwerk, Can, Klaus Schulze and more      16/11/09

As many of you were interested in the recent Synth Britannia Documentary from BBC 4, I saw this and thought of you...

 

 

Documentary which looks at how a radical generation of musicians created a new German musical identity out of the cultural ruins of war. Between 1968 and 1977 bands like Neu!, Can, Faust and Kraftwerk would look beyond western rock and roll 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 - but that didn't stop the music press in war-obsessed Britain from calling them Krautrock.

 

Originally aired Sunday 8th November 2009

 

 

 

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CR78    Said...

Fantastic Doc.

It's amazing how important the 'recipe' of the Velvet Underground + Motorik became. ;)

16-Nov-09 01:04 PM


Dan A    Said...

It's funny, but I was just starting to explore and experiment with motorik beats when I saw this video. I enjoyed Michael Rother's comparisons between motorik and flowing water. I also liked Edgar Froese's reflections on 60s Berlin and the emergence of the experimental music scene.

Excellent documentary. I'd love to see the BBC release it on DVD with extra footage thrown in.

19-Nov-09 04:08 PM


Marcos Davidson    Said...

How Wonderful to see this Consumate Doccument ! Warm congratulations to all involved, as a tru beleaver in "European Progressive Music" and radio presenter..1979> I am compleate ! Viva TO Arms ! P.S Yanks stole the show {History writen by the Victors} Hell We Know, Czek & Respek ~ Marcos. XXX.

12-Dec-09 02:05 AM


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