Kraftwerk takes you on a journey that started almost 50 years ago.
When a group spends nearly half a century in the music industry, one can only imagine the amount of stories and experiences they’ve gone through. Such stories could easily make up an entire series of films. Well, German music group, Kraftwerk, have made just that.
After nearly 50 years in the industry, the band have created an undeniably legacy that’s impacted musicians, music lovers and aspiring talents in the biggest ways possible. Known for being one of the first pop groups to successfully transition into electronic music, the group has been credited as being the innovators and pioneers of the electronic music genre, laying the field for today’s aspiring artists.
Now, the band is all set to give their long-time fans a little insight into what truly drove them, all these years, and what made them who they are today. The band has recently released a documentary titled, ‘Enter stage right: the Kraftwerk & The Electronic Revolution’, giving their fans a chance to discover how they created the music that made them famous and launched it into the future. After all, with an iconic band like Kraftwerk, you need to dig into their story to truly understand just how much of a cultural phenomenon they really are.
The documentary starts off with classic industrial-noise beginnings that are so characteristic to the group. These weird but captivating sounds are then followed by an intriguing investigation into their celebrated 1970’s period. Before you know it, we’re evaluating the tremendous impact Kraftwerk has had on expansion of electro music, techno and synth-pop, way back in the 80’s. What’s so great about this documentary film is that it gives fans a chance to go back in time and rediscover why they fell in love with the group, as they marvel at newly discovered moments of pure genius.
Where can you find this fascinating film? Don’t worry, the Sherp has you covered. You can check out the first part below as you begin a journey that started way back in 1969…