Kraftwerk: Pop Art

BBC4 are having a brilliant run with their music documentaries at the moment. On Friday 30 January, they showed Kraftwerk: Pop Art.

From the iPlayer description:

“A documentary telling the amazing story of how a group of reclusive Rhineland experimentalists called Kraftwerk became one of the most influential pop groups of all time. It is a celebration of the band featuring exclusive live tracks filmed at their Tate Modern shows in London in February 2013, interwoven with expert analysis, archive footage of the group going back to 1970, newsreel of the era and newly shot cinematic evocations of their obsessions. With contributions from techno pioneer Derrick May, Can founder Holger Czukay, DJ and remixer Francois Kevorkian, graphic design guru Neville Brody, writer Paul Morley, band photographer Peter Boettcher, Tate Modern curator Caroline Wood and others.”

The Tate Modern footage is great although what it can’t possibly convey is just how amazing the 3D graphics were behind the band. Either way, this is well worth a look. It’s available on iPlayer till the end of february here.