Krautrock for beginners

After last week’s Synth Britannia, a minute, unnecessary examination of the generally lightweight genre of late ‘70s/early ‘80s Anglo electronic pop, BBC4 atones tonight with Krautrock, a new doc exploring the legacy of rather more substantial musicians like the great Can, as well as Neu!, the Tans and Kraftwerk.

And it’s followed by a rare transmission of the legendary Kraftwerk gig, Minimum/Maximum.

They’re showing twice tonight, and repeated over the weekend.

You can also see them online for 7 days after broadcast:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Highly recommended – unlike the vapid English pop pap of last week’s programme, this is quintessential electronica for grown-ups.

Gerry Smith

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