For instance, did you know that they were the fathers of electronic music? I know these days electronic music might be associated with house music, clubs, flashy girls and boys with sunglasses, but back in the days was totally different. They were just guys on the stage and none of them was showing their muscles through a tight shirt, but only cables and weird machines making some incredible noises.
The history began in Dusseldorf. It’s 1970. Florian Schneider and Ralf Hutter, stundets at the Dusseldorf Conservatory, met in the late 60’s and started experimenting with music using machines that could make noise and sounds. Actually, what they’ve really managed to do is to find the missing link between man and machine. There is no other electronic music band out there that can show this fusion better than them.
Let’s here the next example in the following excerpt from the concert – Radioactivity. I know the quality of the video and audio is poor but I assure you. The feeling when you hear that voice is breath taking. All your body shivers while listening to that.
So, what’s different than other electronic music bands, or even house music DJ’s? I guess that what’s so attractive about Kraftwerk is the perfect sound that they’ve managed to create. When you go to a club and listen to house or techno or rave music, you either have these disturbing deep bass sounds that eats all the mediums and highs and all you can hear it’s the beat in your chest or you can cover your ears because some synths are overcharged and thus becoming annoying. But at Kraftwerk everything it’s perfect. Every sound is so clear that is very pleasant to hear. I really don’t think anyone would be annoyed while listening to this music. Even if you don’t like electronic music you have to appreciate the sound.
So, I guess I’ve opened your interest into this music and hope to experience it once in your life. You never know but in the future you’re children and grandchildren will also listen to this and you have to get used to it. This, or Gipsy music. Depends on what we’ll do until then. But remember, these guys started the future back in the 70’s. And now we’re getting closer to that Computer World with more smartphones, slimmer tv’s, powerful computers, and of course, virtual wallpapers instead of real windows.
Could no be more happier that I’ve attended this show. Will go again if I will have the chance. And I do hope so that they will come and concert again in Romania.