Kraftwerk And The Electronic Revolution

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A Documentary Film...
Certificate: Exempt
Running Time: 180 minutes
Retail Price: £12.99
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Content Type: Musical Recording

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 have also proven partly responsible for entire genres to emerge- electronica, techno and synth-pop to name but three.

This DVD reviews the career and music of Kraftwerk, from their inception in the late 1960s (as pre-Kraftwerk ensemble Organisation), 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 in 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.

Special Features:
The Krautrock Divide: The Düsseldorf Scene vs the Berlin Scene

Karl Bartos: I Was A Robot

Contributor Biographies

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Audio Tracks:
2.0 Stereo English

Subtitle Tracks:

Thomas Arnold
Karl Bartos
Conrad Schnitzler
Klaus Schulze
Professor Diedrich Diedrichsen
Klaus Röder
Dieter Moebius
Hans Joachim Rodelius
Wolfgang Seidel
Klaus Löhmer
Ingeborg Schober
Manfred Gillig-Degrave
David Stubbs
Mark Prendergrast
Edwin Pouncey
Dave Ball
Rusty Egan

Soundtrack By:

Music From:
Gary Numan
Human League
Tangerine Dream
David Bowie
Amon Düül

Tom O'Dell

Prism Films

Executive Producer:
Rob Johnstone

Chrome Dreams

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