They are young at heart,but know how to move and perform a 3 d light show like no other. Download kraftwerk mp3 songs and albums music downloads. The manmachine is the seventh studio album by german electronic music band kraftwerk, released in may 1978. Coming out of germany s industrial heartlands in the 1970s like a bolt from the blue, this is the story of a group of electronic music pioneers. Over eight consecutive nights, moma presents a chronological exploration of the sonic and visual experiments of kraftwerk with a live presentation of their complete repertoire in the museums marron atrium. Transeurope express is the sixth studio album by german electronic music band kraftwerk. Techno pop hat sicherlich musikgeschichtlichen wert, ist fur mich aber kein muss, aber durchaus noch horenswert. Kraftwerk, however, essentially made their keyboard synthesizers the main attraction, while the band members are given equal footing as robotic operators, for lack of a better word. Kraftwerk, german experimental group widely regarded as the godfathers of electronic pop music.
In october 2009 it was rereleased under its original working title, techno pop. Sep 14, 20 directed by hannes rossacher, simon witter. In fact, they received such a lucrative commission for it that german taxpayers complained about their paycheck. Kraftwerk have been recognized as pioneers of electronic music as well as subgenres such as electropop, art pop, and synth pop. The manmachine stands as one of the pinnacles of 1970s rock music. This is the amazing story of how a group of reclusive rhineland experimentalists became one of the most influential pop groups of all time a celebration of the band featuring exclusive live tracks filmed at their tate modern shows in london feb 20, interwoven with expert analysis, archive footage of the group, newsreel of the era and newlyshot cinematic evocations of their obsessions. Formed in cologne, germany and originally known as inner space, this innovative and influential experimental unit was founded by two students of modern classical music, irmin schmidt 29 may 1937, berlin, germany. Feb 27, 2020 born in germany but based in the uk, schutte is able to assess kraftwerk from both the german and nongerman perspective. Kraftwerk trans europa express 1977 germany, krautrock, electronic, synth pop can the peel sessions 1995 germany, krautrock, electronic cluster cluster ii 1972.
Learn more about kraftwerk s history, sound, and career. The groups career, he argues, is a total artwork along the lines of. Download unofficial compilation by kraftwerk the best of 2008 dts 5. Hutter and schneider wished to continue the synthpop quartet style of presentation, and recruited fernando abrantes as. They had an unlikely hit in europe and the united states with the album autobahn 1974 and its 22minute title song and were widely influential. Kraftwerk reinvented pop music in the 1970s, but never dreamed they would one day be able to stage the multimedia spectacular of their current tour. A documentary on the german band kraftwerk, pioneers in electronic pop.
Pop art how a group of reclusive rhineland experimentalists became a hugely influential pop group, featuring live footage, analysis, newsreel and cinematic evocations of their. Kraftwerk on cycling, 3d, spiritual connection to detroit. While kraftwerks subsequent albums would showcase further refinements in their mechanized techno or robot pop, autobahn is sui generis. Some have placed kraftwerks influence on pop music on a par with that of the beatles. Appearing in bformat for the first time, bussy has included information about kraftwerks first new album in 16 years. Aug 04, 2003 autobahn is the fourth studio album by german electronic band kraftwerk, released in november 1974. New documentary from bbc4 traces four decades of the bands storied history. Kraftwerks first new song after a nearly 20year break, this song was commissioned for expo 2000 in hanover, germany. Transeuropa express is a music studio album recording by kraftwerk progressive electronicprogressive rock released in 1977 on cd, lp vinyl andor cassette. Kraftwerk pop art bbc documentary dvd electropop music krautrock germany. German music scene of the day, the band with which they had most.
The model 2009 remastered version, the robots 2009. Kraftwerks radical and prophetic approach to purely electronic pop music has been referenced by an extraordinary number of artists from the mid70s onward. Techno pop 2009 remastered version by kraftwerk on amazon. Recorded in mid1976 in dusseldorf, germany, the album was released in march 1977 on kling klang records. Pop art, the 20 documentary by simon witter and hannes rossacher has been available on youtube in german, french and. Sounds aug 8 1981 iggy pop kraftwerk saal 2 undertones german rock mag mbx94. How florian schneider and kraftwerk created pops future. German innovators kraftwerk were the subject of an hourlong. Flile photo from a january 2015 kraftwerk concert in germany. Kraftwerk is a german band formed in dusseldorf in 1970 by ralf hutter and florian schneider. Kraftwerks autobahn helped germany leave nazism in the. How florian schneider and kraftwerk created pop s future florian schneider and ralf hutter met while studying piano and flute at university in germany. With kraftwerk, derrick may, holger czukay, francois kevorkian. Feb 01, 2017 the most important watershed moment in the history of popular music in postwar germany came in november 1974 when kraftwerk released its groundbreaking album autobahn.
Widely considered as innovators and pioneers of electronic musi. Paul morley made a startling claim in this music documentary celebrating the work of germanys industrial pioneers sam wollaston. It saw the group refine their melodic electronic style, with a focus on sequenced rhythms, minimalism, and occasionally manipulated vocals. The second side also contains three songs, following a somewhat more conventional pop format. This is the amazing story of how a group of reclusive rhineland. The songs techno pop and sex object feature partial spanishlanguage lyrics. Just as kraftwerk was an innovator for electronic music in the seventies and early eighties.
Widely considered as innovators and pioneers of electronic music, they were among the first successful acts to popularize the genre. Kraftwerk biography founded in dusseldorf, germany in 1970 still active as of 2018 remaining one of the most influential bands in the history of popular music, we mustnt forget that kraftwerk typical sound is the result of many years and decades of experimentations, continuous works and researches in the possibilities offered by the acoustic, electronic and rock instruments. Allen was the creative genius at the helm for 1986s musique non stop, one of the earliest examples of rendered 3d graphics in a music video. The dusseldorf pioneers selfdescribed robot pop hypnotically minimal and obliquely rhythmic, and presented since the late 70s as the work of automatons has resonated in virtually every development of contemporary pop since the. Download kraftwerk collection 19702017, flac or any other file from music category. Download kraftwerk the best of in surround format dts 5. Kraftwerks sound is minimalistic and strictly electronic. It was the bands first album to fully embrace the repetitive electronic sound they would become known for and was inspired by the titular german motorway system. Techno pop 2009 remastered version by kraftwerk on. The album opens with an epic sidelong version of the previous years big hit autobahn, their first lucky experiment with highly repetitive electronic structure, they would become known for later, and it also includes a fine rendition of ruckzuck, a. They pioneered electronic music in the 70s and are considered one of the most important and influential bands of their genre, often described as the godfathers of electronic music. With emil schult working on artwork and lyrics, kraftwerk began to compose music for the new record. Pop art full movie in hd visit this is the amazing story of how a group of reclusive rhineland e. Aug 26, 2015 kraftwerk, originally formed in germany in 1968, is one of electronic musics most legendary groups, a band that can lay claim to playing a role in the development of techno, industrial and hiphop.
Instead, a kraftwerk gig consisted of four rather gauchelooking fellows from. Electronic synthpop, art pop, electropop, krautrock flac, lossless 29. Pop art documentary asks if theyre more important than. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3d visualization of one of kraftwerks studio albumsautobahn 1974, radioactivity 1975, trans. The group enthusiastically embraced germanys place in the european. Kraftwerks influence and place in the annals of music history is ever growing. Just as kraftwerk was an innovator for electronic music in. Considering that kraftwerk is often quoted as a major influence on detroit techno, its unsurprising that the remixes by the underground resistance far surpass either of the other two mixes. Kraftwerk trans europa express 1977 germany, krautrock, electronic, synthpop can the peel sessions 1995 germany, krautrock, electronic cluster cluster ii 1972. Studio album compilation 1 live 2 remix 1 nearly everything on minimummaximum sounds astoundingly fresh. This is a lucid, accessible, authoritative and indispensable account of the dusseldorf group once mocked for their teutonic otherness, who went on to lay the foundations for modern electronic music. Im so glad i went and was amazed at how many different ages of people were there. Some have placed kraftwerk s influence on pop music on a par with that of the beatles.761 956 1445 351 788 1178 1185 164 574 1434 557 887 1485 464 400 335 1225 1463 186 109 963 1306 877 1051 162 423 49 1060 896 1436 342 993 824 338 666 389 1358 260 1110 1322 1367 1118