Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Krautrock. That’s a hell of an name for a genre, but there it is. This Documentary by the BBC which aired a couple years ago traces this genre of bizarro German goodness over its ten or so year reign (1968-1977). The bands include Noid, Can, Faust, Amon Düül and most noteably Kraftwerk.
I’m not exactly sure what possessed me to get this I think I was researching Kraftwerk and came across it. It’s really interesting though as a lot of it’s taken from the perspective of post war Germany. There are some good interviews and some really rare really out-there concert clips. And, if you’re interested, there’s a great collection of Krautrock albums floating around out there which can shed further light onto the good, bad and ugly of what is Krautrock.