15 settembre 2018

Adele Schmidt e Jose Zegarra Holder, che molti protagonisti attuali e storici del Rock in Opposition hanno intervistato e filmato nelle loro precedenti produzioni video, sono al lavoro per completare il prossimo capitolo (in due parti) della serie Romantic Warriors: si intitolerà Krautrock e sarà un ritratto della scena rock d'avanguardia in Germania - e in particolare a Colonia, Düsseldorf, Amburgo, Berlino e Monaco - tra gli anni Sessanta e Settanta e dei loro principali alfieri. Presenti nel primo volume: Can, Faust, Cluster, Neu!, Floh de Cologne e Kraftwerk.

Developed in Germany in the late 60s and early 70s, and largely divorced from the traditional rock influences of British and American bands, the so-called Krautrock genre contributed to the evolution of electronic music, techno and hip hop, ambient music, minimalism and avant-garde. In order to organize the large amount of material that we filmed over the past three years, we have divided Romantic Warriors IV into two parts. Part 1 focuses on the bands in the Cologne, Düsseldorf, and Hamburg regions, and Part 2 (to be released in late 2019) will be focusing on bands of the Berlin and Munich scenes. Both documentaries are feature lengths stand alone films. Through interviews with "Krautrock" musicians, clips of live performances, photographs, and current/archival footage, the films will bring you onto a journey of remarkable times of musical innovation that has shaped the decades after.