West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. This proved to be fertile ground for a generation of musicians who, from the 1960s onwards, would develop the experimental sounds that became known as Krautrock.
Faust, Neu!, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II, Can, Kraftwerk - the influence of these groups upon popular music is incalculable. In this immersive talk complete with photos, videos and music esteemed music writer David Stubbs delivers an in-depth study of the music and the groups who made it.
David Stubbs is a journalist and author whose work covers music, TV, film,and cultural commentary. He has written for, among others, NME, The Wire, The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Uncut, The Quietus. He was formerly staff writer at Melody Maker between 1987 and 1998, where he divided his time between extolling the virtues of avant-rock and electronic music
He is the author of numerous books, including his latest Mars By 1980, his wide-ranging study of the history of electronic music, published by Faber. David lives in London.
Presented by Deeper Into Movies.
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