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Karl Bartos, former member of Kraftwerk, live at the BFI London IMAX. In pre-gig interviews, Bartos was claiming he would only play three songs by his old band. On the night, he obviously thought 'bollocks to artistic integrity', and the set was roughly a fifty-fifty split between solo material and Kraftwerk Klassics. Compared with the sleek, subtly updated versions on the current Kraftwerk live album, Bartos' versions are a bit clunkier and more 80s-sounding. But it makes the three guys on stage
interesting to watch, as they're visibly doing stuff to make these sounds happen, rather than just pushing a button on a laptop and walking away for four minutes. Strangely, they turn out to be more interesting to watch than the accompanying video backdrop - the usual cute animations, archive footage and abstract imagery, the only real innovation being the sheer bloody size of it as it's spread across a large part of the IMAX screen.
22nd Jul 2005, 09:14   | tags:,,

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DeanoBlogo says:

Cool image I enjoy electronic music, did you goto the Tangerine Dream gig last month ?..

22nd Jul 2005, 09:17

SpankTM says:

The Dream never really did it for me, I'm afraid. This gig's part of a festival called Optronica that you might find interesting: http://www.optronica.org/

22nd Jul 2005, 09:24