[KRAFTWERK] New book "Kraftwerk: Publikation" due May 2011
Arnaud de Bonald
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Fri Oct 1 21:39:46 CEST 2010
This guy made a good book on Bryan Ferry / Roxy Music, but as far as KW
is concerned, honestly, I don't like the way english-american journalist
present the band and the context (Germany, etc.)
I think a book writen by someone from Germany would be more interesting.
cause one can't isolate KW from the political and cultural context of
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Le 26/09/2010 12:51, Mark J Stagg a écrit :
>> Kraftwerk: Publikation is a new and major biography of the first-ever all-electronic pop group and one of the most influential bands in popular music history. David Buckley examines the cult enigma that is Kraftwerk, including their beginnings in the avant-garde musical terrain of late-Sixties Germany and their Anglo-American breakthrough with Autobahn in 1975, as well as their astonishingly prescient work, which drew the musical template for techno, ambient, dance and all manner of electronic pop. The inner workings of this most secretive of bands are revealed through interviews with friends and close associates, whilst the story of their incredible impact on modern music is traced up to the present day using interviews with a host of musicians, from original electro pioneers such as Gary Numan, the Human League, OMD and John Foxx, to contemporary acts still in awe of the original Man Machines. With their back catalogue recently reissued and a new Kraftwerk album rumoure
d for 2011, this is a perfect time to celebrate the band's enduring musical legacy.
>> David Buckley is an author and an expert on Kraftwerk. His previous work includes The Complete Guide to the Music of David Bowie and biographies of Bowie, R.E.M, The Stranglers, and Elton John.
>> Hardcover: 352 pages
>> Publisher: Omnibus Press (3 May 2011)
>> Language English
>> ISBN-10: 1847729312
>> ISBN-13: 978-1847729316
> David Buckley's Bowie book is pretty good in my opinion - so I reckon this looks very promising! And remember there another new book, previously discussed on this list, due in January:
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