13 ottobre 2020

 

Non manca molto al completamento del secondo capitolo della trilogia antologica che Adele Schmidt e Jose Zegarra Holder hanno ideato per documentare la scena musicale della Germania alternativa degli anni Settanta. Dopo Faust, Can, Kraftwerk, Floh de Cologne, La Düsseldorf e Neu! sarà ora la volta di Guru Guru, Amon Düül II, Kraan e Popol Vuh tra gli altri, mentre per Embryo, Agitation Free e Tangerine Dream si dovrà attendere il terzo e ultimo dvd della serie. Serve intanto un piccolo aiuto per sostenere le ultime fasi della produzione: i dettagli sono illustrati nella campagna ad hoc presso Indiegogo.

Fifty years ago, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, creativity exploded in the German music scene. This globally audible supernova was called "Krautrock". This movement, a whole sub-genre, a family of psychedelic, ethnic, electronic, folk & rock music styles created new musical elements that had not existed before and from which the musicians were able to create new worlds of sound. Its pioneering bands created magic: They took the fierce, undomesticated essence of the old gods of rock and roll, and infused it with a truly progressive and revolutionary spirit. Krautrock 2 is the second film in The Krautrock Trilogy. Krautrock 1 was released in 2019. It focuses on the Krautrock bands in the Cologne-Düsseldorf region. It was received very well and it was accepted by the German distributor Film Kino Text  for theatrical release. As of today, Krautrock 1 still plays in selected program cinemas in Germany. Krautrock 2 focuses on the German bands in the South of Germany, Krautrock 3 will focus on bands in Berlin and two bands in Hamburg. All these documentaries are feature lengths stand alone films.