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Kraftwerk 3D Concert: Radio-Activity

January 8th, 2015

Yesterday I had the chance to see Kraftwerk, on of my all-time favorite bands, in Berlin. They’re currently performing their 3D shows “The catalogue: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8”, each representing one album, at the Neue Nationalgalerie, a modern art museum. As you might know, that building was designed by Mies van der Rohe and is a true classic. It’s fair to say that seeing Kraftwerk playing in the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin, is a one time opportunity, especially as the building will be closed for renovations for the next five years.
Yesterday was concert #2: Radio-Activity (1975), not their best album in my humble opinion. The 3D visuals made the first 30 minutes fly by quickly, so that Kraftwerk could play their greatest hits for the next hour and a half: Autobahn, Spacelab, Das Model, Die Mensch-Maschine, Tour de France, Die Roboter, Boing Boom Tschak …
I don’t know if it was a concert or an art performance, it was for sure something I’ll remember for a long time. If Kraftwerk ever plays in your city, get tickets!

Disclaimer. I was invited by Volkswagen, a partner of the Nationalgalerie – Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, who supports the concerts.

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Man Machine

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Tour de France

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Die Roboter

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity - Boing Boom Tschak

The Wilhelm Scream

February 2nd, 2011

Here’s another track from James Blake his upcomming album: The Wilhelm Scream. It’s been a while since I’ve seen such a hyped album, but it’s probably worth it.
Here’s the video for his other track: Limit To Your Love.

Now That’s What I Call MIDI

December 22nd, 2010

Now That’s What I Call MIDI is a project by Internet Archaeology. They want to make a full length EP containing 16 of your favorite Jamz from yesteryear (Nirvana, Ace of Base, Eminem, Jay-Z …) converted from MIDI format onto the plush sound of vinyl. It will be limited to 500 copies only.
You can help this project through Kickstarter. If you pledge $25 or more you’ll receive a copy! They need $2.500 by Sunday January 9th 2011, otherwise no ones pays or receives any money (no risk for you or them). They’re almost half way there, so pitch in. It’s MIDI on vinyl!

Limit To Your Love

October 13th, 2010

I’m not going to tell you much about this music video “Limit To Your Love” by James Blake. It’s a cover version of a Feist song and the video was directed by Martin de Thurah. And if you’ve heard about James Blake, you’ll know.


October 1st, 2010

Music video of the day: “Corpcore” by Fatima Al Qadiri. Video: Ryan Trecartin and Rhett LaRue. Editing: Nick Scholl.

found at DIS Magazine

Story to Be Told

September 21st, 2010

This is the new music video for “Story to Be Told” by M.I.A. Just like her previous video XXXO, it’s again an internet style inspired one (just like the cover art and her website). This time it’s not that glossy but more like real amateur style mixed with CAPTCHA’s. She even bought an URL for it:
The track itself isn’t that great though.


August 12th, 2010

What’s up with the music videos today? The internet amateur style finally made it into a music video, thanks to Hype Williams & M.I.A. The video for XXXO is just pure bliss! It’s the music video of the year, hands down.
There’s just one bitter taste about it. I can’t watch the official video in Germany, M.I.A. even uses the official YouTube video on her homepage. Is 2010 still the year where licenses are local but music is global?

Ratatat – Drugs

August 11th, 2010

Do you know stock imagery and stock footage? Yes? Then you might recognize some faces in the music video for Drugs by Ratatat. Carl Burgess searched the Getty Images archives and turned the footage into this amazing video. You’ll smile watching this one!
Produced by Blink Art & Colonel Blimp.

Days of Our Lives

August 11th, 2010

Petra Cortright directed the music video for “Days of Our Lives” by Restless People. Loving it.


August 4th, 2010

This is the music video for Ritalin by Dancing Pigeons. It was directed by Tomas Mankovsky. All I’m saying is … flamethrower vs fire extinguisher.