KRAFTWERK AND THE ELECTRONIC REVOLUTION


 

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Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution


Year of Production: 2008
Playing Time: 03:14:52
Catalogue Number: SIDVD541
UPC: 823564514192

As innovative as they are influential, Kraftwerk's contribution to the development of electronic music since their formation in 1970 remains unsurpassed. Having inspired everyone from Bowie to Coldplay, Siouxsie to Radiohead, this bizarre collective has also proven partly responsible for the emergence of entire genres - electronica, techno and synth-pop to name but three.

This film reviews the career and music of Kraftwerk, from their inception in the late 1960s (as pre-Kraftwerk ensemble Organization), through their most celebrated period in the mid-1970s, and culminating with their resurgence during the 1980s with the popularity of synth-pop and techno. The film further explores how Kraftwerk both fitted into and pulled away from the electronic wing of what is often lazily referred to as "Krautrock." Sparing time also for many of the group's contemporaries from the same field and tracing the unfolding of electronics in German contemporary music generally, this programme presents a fascinating story previously untold on film.

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