Im so glad i went and was amazed at how many different ages of people were there. Sep 14, 20 directed by hannes rossacher, simon witter. It saw the group refine their melodic electronic style, with a focus on sequenced rhythms, minimalism, and occasionally manipulated vocals. They are young at heart,but know how to move and perform a 3 d light show like no other. 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. Transeuropa express is a music studio album recording by kraftwerk progressive electronicprogressive rock released in 1977 on cd, lp vinyl andor cassette. Kraftwerk autobahn 1974 germany, krautrock, electronic. Kraftwerks radical and prophetic approach to purely electronic pop music has been referenced by an extraordinary number of artists from the mid70s onward. 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. Flile photo from a january 2015 kraftwerk concert in germany. 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. Techno pop 2009 remastered version by kraftwerk on. 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.
Techno pop hat sicherlich musikgeschichtlichen wert, ist fur mich aber kein muss, aber durchaus noch horenswert. 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. The manmachine is the seventh studio album by german electronic music band kraftwerk, released in may 1978. In october 2009 it was rereleased under its original working title, techno pop. 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. German innovators kraftwerk were the subject of an hourlong. 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. Download kraftwerk the best of in surround format dts 5. Download unofficial compilation by kraftwerk the best of 2008 dts 5. 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. Just as kraftwerk was an innovator for electronic music in.
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. Sounds aug 8 1981 iggy pop kraftwerk saal 2 undertones german rock mag mbx94. Pop art documentary asks if theyre more important than. The model 2009 remastered version, the robots 2009. How florian schneider and kraftwerk created pop s future florian schneider and ralf hutter met while studying piano and flute at university in germany. Kraftwerks first new song after a nearly 20year break, this song was commissioned for expo 2000 in hanover, germany. Transeurope express is the sixth studio album by german electronic music band kraftwerk. Paul morley made a startling claim in this music documentary celebrating the work of germanys industrial pioneers sam wollaston. Kraftwerk have been recognized as pioneers of electronic music as well as subgenres such as electropop, art pop, and synth pop.
A documentary on the german band kraftwerk, pioneers in electronic pop. Kraftwerks autobahn helped germany leave nazism in the. Learn more about kraftwerk s history, sound, and career. Widely considered as innovators and pioneers of electronic music, they were among the first successful acts to popularize the genre. The second side also contains three songs, following a somewhat more conventional pop format. 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. 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. Kraftwerks influence and place in the annals of music history is ever growing. In fact, they received such a lucrative commission for it that german taxpayers complained about their paycheck. Kraftwerk, german experimental group widely regarded as the godfathers of electronic pop music. Electronic synthpop, art pop, electropop, krautrock flac, lossless 29. Kraftwerk trans europa express 1977 germany, krautrock, electronic, synth pop can the peel sessions 1995 germany, krautrock, electronic cluster cluster ii 1972.
New documentary from bbc4 traces four decades of the bands storied history. Kraftwerk on cycling, 3d, spiritual connection to detroit. 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 biography, albums, streaming links allmusic. Each evening consists of a live performance and 3d visualization of one of kraftwerks studio albumsautobahn 1974, radioactivity 1975, trans. 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. German music scene of the day, the band with which they had most. With kraftwerk, derrick may, holger czukay, francois kevorkian. While kraftwerks subsequent albums would showcase further refinements in their mechanized techno or robot pop, autobahn is sui generis.
Studio album compilation 1 live 2 remix 1 nearly everything on minimummaximum sounds astoundingly fresh. Just as kraftwerk was an innovator for electronic music in the seventies and early eighties. Widely considered as innovators and pioneers of electronic musi. Revamping the songs in a kraftwerk living in detroit sort of way, ur pay homage to one of the forefathers of their art. Kraftwerk is a german band formed in dusseldorf in 1970 by ralf hutter and florian schneider. Download kraftwerk collection 19702017, flac or any other file from music category. Download kraftwerk mp3 songs and albums music downloads. 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. Hutter and schneider wished to continue the synthpop quartet style of presentation, and recruited fernando abrantes as. When kraftwerk needed a video to match its electronic music nearly three decades ago, the band turned to rebecca allen, a pioneer in the field of computer art.
Aug 04, 2003 autobahn is the fourth studio album by german electronic band kraftwerk, released in november 1974. The songs techno pop and sex object feature partial spanishlanguage lyrics. Instead, a kraftwerk gig consisted of four rather gauchelooking fellows from. Check out techno pop 2009 remastered version by kraftwerk on amazon music. With emil schult working on artwork and lyrics, kraftwerk began to compose music for the new record.
How florian schneider and kraftwerk created pops future. The rebirth of germany 2009 english spanish italian portugese subs bbc 4 by mango62uk. Kraftwerk trans europa express 1977 germany, krautrock, electronic, synthpop can the peel sessions 1995 germany, krautrock, electronic cluster cluster ii 1972. Kraftwerk pop art bbc documentary dvd electro pop music krautrock germany. Recorded in mid1976 in dusseldorf, germany, the album was released in march 1977 on kling klang records. The manmachine stands as one of the pinnacles of 1970s rock music. The groups career, he argues, is a total artwork along the lines of. Kraftwerk tickets, 2020 concert tour dates ticketmaster ca. Kraftwerk pop art bbc documentary dvd electropop music krautrock germany. Appearing in bformat for the first time, bussy has included information about kraftwerks first new album in 16 years. Some have placed kraftwerk s influence on pop music on a par with that of the beatles. Pop art, the 20 documentary by simon witter and hannes rossacher has been available on youtube in german, french and.
Kraftwerks sound is minimalistic and strictly electronic. Pop art full movie in hd visit this is the amazing story of how a group of reclusive rhineland e. 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. 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 reinvented pop music in the 1970s, but never dreamed they would one day be able to stage the multimedia spectacular of their current tour.40 1143 1025 971 572 77 89 446 517 740 834 1133 537 1055 938 1027 866 705 616 510 162 621 838 1512 287 277 873 1395 1112 1250 50 553 108 361 1418 1341 406 403 1266 679 444 27 533 365 843 409