Monday, October 26, 2009

Sehr Kosmisch

I've gotten on to a thread of German music that I hadn't really considered before from the 1970s called Kosmische Musik. It's a strand of German post war rock that encorporated electronics, folk, and space to achieve a utopia of sound for the post war German generation. It still has its influence most notably for me in Yo La Tengo who extend sound in such a dissonant yet tuneful way as to recall the very moment of the Kosmische generation. I also saw the movie, The Baader-Meinhof Complex, which illuminates the way 1970s German arts, politics, and culture were very complex indeed.

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