Kraut: BBC Documentary: A Catalyst for the Neu Motorik

The influence that krautrock has had on the music of the last 40 years has not yet been properly quantified or codified; to this 

— By | November 27, 2009

krautrock doc

The influence that krautrock has had on the music of the last 40 years has not yet been properly quantified or codified; to this day it remains a vague taxonomy of sounds, categories and phonic components that serve as a modern day venn diagram for discourse on underground music. Hip-hop, post-punk, house, noise, techno, psych, indie, and more subtly the digressions that one hears in pop music carry the embyronic aspects of this experimental approach to sound.
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Via the indirect tutelage of minimalist composers such as Karlheinz Stockhausen and the free jazz impressions of Albert Ayler a suite of bands that included Can, Kraftwerk, Amon Duul and Cluster formed to unequivocally change the direction of modern music. The BBC has put together an incisive documentary that sketches the historical narrative of this movement by mapping the outflow of connections vis a vis rare live performances, raw interviews and astute commentary.

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5 Responses to Kraut: BBC Documentary: A Catalyst for the Neu Motorik

  1. Yuri G on November 27, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Baddass

  2. Edgar Garcia on November 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I was waiting… was waiting… waiting… Wim Wenders… ok, now Fassbinder… indeed, then bam!–they got it, Herzog. What a fascinating cultural moment. But I think that they are soft to say that it was all so anti-German. Watching Klaus Kinski’s Jesus Christ tour–in which he toured Germany violently ranting in the persona of Jesus Christ–looks to me like an embrace of the aggression, the spite, the underpinning schizophrenia of the post war generation, in the feverish German language of someone like AH. Check it out–though the subtitles here are kinda bad, it sort of adds to the sublime madness: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D86L-MoLZs0

  3. xmus on November 30, 2009 at 1:49 am

    epicenter.

  4. onion boy on December 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    good one paul.

  5. Samantha Parker on December 3, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Very interesting. Michael will definitely enjoy this. Thanks Paul.

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