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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

#Blogovision2013 Το 10 του @dementia_inc : Föllakzoid - II

#10: Föllakzoid – II

"And when there are works of art that show that using new media can lead to new experiences and new awareness, and expand our senses, our perception, our intelligence, our sensibility, then they will be interested in this music." - Karlheinz Stockhausen
“When the German Karlheinz Stockhausen referred to such works of art, its starting point was the new musical experimentation that Germany in the second half of the twentieth century lived. After the devastating world war that left the country in ruins and divided into a front that absorbed the propaganda and advertising from the U.S. and another front choked with the full control of the Soviet Union. With this background, the German cultural society sought new ways to express the anguish that the division and segregation of its people were suffering. Thus, German folk music was becoming more like the sound of American pop icons that Germany received, creating a genre that the Germans dubbed as "schlager": lightweight and inoffensive pop for the masses what was a very distant from what was being brewed in the clubs of cities like Munich, Düsseldorf and Berlin, where bands like Harmonia, Amon Düül II,Can and Neu! made the rounds immersed in feasts of alkaloids, psychotropics and hallucinogens. These bands generated a new sound escaping from the masses and focused on returning to the origins of music with repetitive rhythms, long improvisations and a psychedelic way of interpreting music in a different way than the icons of the era from the United States or England. That is how krautrock was born, as the British press dubbed it, literally “cabbage rock”. “

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12.Jay Z - Magna Carta Holy Grail
13.Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Specter at the Feast
14.Russian Circles – Memorial
15.God is an Astronaut - Origins
16.My Bloody Valentine - MBV
17.Sigur Ros - Kveikur
18.The Knife - Shaking the Habitual
19.Boards of Canada - Tomorrow's Harvest
20.Flunk - Lost Causes

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