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    Description"Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and its Legacy" charts the history of this influential music genre, from its roots in free jazz, psychedelia and the music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, to the groundbreaking experiments of Faust, Kraftwerk and Can. The late 1960s in West Germany was a period of profound breakthroughs, upheavals and reversals. Out of this climate, a music scene exploded that would forever change the face of western rock; at times anarchic, at others mystical, magickal, or utopian, it pushed rock beyond any known limits. Illustrated with concert photos, posters, record cover art and other rare visual material, and also including essays by Michel Faber, Erik Davis, David Stubbs, Ken Hollings and testimonials from Gavin Russom (Delia and Gavin/Black Meteoric Star), Plastic Crimewave, Stephen Thrower (Coil/Cyclobe), and Ann Shenton (Add N to (X)) this is an essential compendium to a music whose spirit and ideas still vibrate through contemporary culture today.


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    Title
    Krautrock
    Subtitle
    Cosmic Rock and its Legacy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Erik Davis, By (author) Michel Faber, By (author) David Keenan, Edited by Nikolaos Kotsopoulos
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 266 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 898 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906155667
    ISBN 10: 1906155666
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.7
    BIC E4L: MUS
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    BIC subject category V2: AVC
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: AVA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BISAC V2.8: MUS035000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    B&T General Subject: 540
    BIC subject category V2: AVG
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 19
    LC classification: ML
    B&T Approval Code: A08745500
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000
    Abridged Dewey: 781
    DC22: 781.66
    B&T Approval Code: A08200000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15930
    BISAC region code: 1.3.2.0.0.0.0
    Thema V1.0: AVC, AVL
    Thema style qualifier V1.0: 6RF
    Publisher
    Black Dog Publishing Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Dog Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    05 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Erik Davis is a contributing writer for "Arthur Magazine" and the author of "The Visionary State."David Stubbs is a contributing writer for both the "NME" and "The Wire."Ken Hollings is a writer for "The Wire," "Frieze" and "Sight & Sound" and the author of "Destroy All Monsters."David Keenan is also a writer for "The Wire" and is the author of "England's Hidden Reverse," a biography of the bands Coil, Current 93 and Nurse With Wound.Michel Faber is the author of "Under The Skin" and "The Fire Gospel."
    Review quote
    "Offers a great overview of a hugely influential movement... An excellent primer" **** - "Q Magazine""The book that everyone has been waiting for" - "Rough Trade""Offers a Taschen-like wealth of photos, cover art, timelines, and bios, including specific producer write-ups" - "Pitchfork"
    Back cover copy
    The late 1960s in West Germany was a period of profound breakthroughs, upheavals and reversals. Communes were spreading, protests organized throughout the entire country, the desire to begin everything anew permeating the young. Out of this climate, a music scene exploded that would forever change the face of western rock; at times anarchic, at others mystical, magical, or utopian, it pushed rock beyond any known limits. Never a genre or a movement per se, Krautrock encompassed a very wild and diverse range of sounds, attitudes, and past musics, from free jazz to Karlheinz Stockhausen, from dada to Fluxus, from German Romanticism to the Mothers of Invention. The musicians operated outside any known categories, breaking new ground and turning their backs to both their country's past and the conventions of Anglo-American rock. Their vision fired the imaginations of generations of musicians after them: Cabaret Voltaire, Brian Eno, Nurse with Wound, PiL, DAF, Einsturzende Neubauten, to only name a few, have all acknowledged their debt to Krautrock's uncompromising ethics and innovative sounds. From the relentless drum beating of Amon Duul, to the eastern-tinged mysticism of Popol Vuh and the sonic assaults of Conrad Schnitzler, "Krautrock: Cosmic Rock and Its Legacy" traces the history of this phenomenon. Illustrated with concert photos, posters, record cover art and other rare visual material, including essays by Michel Faber, Erik Davis, David Stubbs, and testimonials from Gavin Russom (Delia and Gavin/ Black Meteoric Star), Plastic Crimewave, Stephen Thrower (Coil/Cyclobe), and Ann Shenton (Add N to (X)) this is an essential compendium to a music whose spirit and ideas still vibrate through contemporary culture today.