»Was ist Krautrock?« (De)
Germany circa 1968. A generation pours out of the lecture halls and takes to the streets – some to the underground, some into the basement rehearsal spaces in an attempt to soundtrack the movement. The outrageous sounds that German bands like Can, Neu!, Amon Düül, Popul Vuh and Tangerine Dream created back then are now considered a blueprint for modern rock music. In his new book »Future Sounds – Wie ein paar Krautrocker die Popwelt revolutionierten« (»How a Couple of Krautrockers Revolutionised the Pop World«), published by Suhrkamp, music journalist Christoph Dallach interviewed the genre’s pioneers. To celebrate its release, veteran musicians Renate Knaup and Harald Grosskopf and Daniel Jahn from the Hamburg label Bureau B will join the author to explore what »krautrock« means beyond a mere genre tag. What do the actual founders of this music themselves think of the term? How can this pop-cultural phenomenon be described? And what relevance does krautrock have today?
Photos: Anh Thu Vu (Daniel Jahn), Enrique Escorza (Harald Grosskopf) Maria Ueberschaer (Renate Knaup), Stefanie Dallach (Christoph Dallach)