Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany

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West Germany following the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this disorientating landscape proved fertile ground for a generation of musicians who, from the 1960s onwards, would develop the experimental and various sounds that became known as Krautrock. They may not all have become household names, but the influence of their ruminative, expansive compositions upon Western popular music is incalculable. ‘Future Days’ is an in-depth study of this meditative, sometimes abstract, often very beautiful music and the groups that made it, throwing light on the social and political context that informed them.

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West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. This proved to be fertile ground for a generation of musicians who, from the 1960s onwards, would develop the experimental sounds that became known as Krautrock.

Faust, Neu!, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Düül II, Can, Kraftwerk – the influence of these groups upon popular music is incalculable. Future Days is an in-depth study of the music and the groups who made it.

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Weight 0.403 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 3 cm
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Paperback

Pages

xiii, 495

Language

English

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Dewey

781.66094309046 (edition:23)

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General – Trade / Code: K