Radioland: Kraftwerk's Radio-Activity Revisited
Thursday 19th March 2015
Radio 9 + innerstrings (Synthesize Me)
Doors 7:30 pm
Price £10 / 12
Melting Vinyl and SoundUK presents…
Radioland: Kraftwerk’s Radio-Activity Revisited
A night of celebration and experimental experience of Kraftwerk’s seminal album ‘Radio-Activity’.
Marking its 40th anniversary, keyboard ace Matthew Bourne (The Leaf Label), electronic artist Franck Vigroux (D’Autres Cordes records) and installation artist Antoine Schmitt (editor of Gratin.org) explore Kraftwerk’s seminal 1975 album ‘Radio-Activity’ as a live performance experience, for the first time ever.
Kraftwerk’s ‘Radio-Activity’ was a build up and precursor to their more commercial electro-pop that preceded the album, and is a huge influence on all electronic and experimental artists today.
Following their own personal paths through this incredible work, Bourne, Vigroux and Schmitt will turn ‘Radio-Activity’ inside out, radically re-working this ground breaking album in their own inimitable way.
A bank of analogue and digital instruments provide the mothership from which this Anglo-French union travels through what still sounds utterly contemporary. Intensifying the experience, Antoine Schmitt creates striking live video, transporting the audience into the stratosphere of Kraftwerk’s futuristic sound world.
“A bridge between electronic experimentalism and the powerful, groundbreaking unification of avant-garde form and catchy, commercial function that was just around the corner, Radio-Activity is the sound of Kraftwerk finding their way in a strange new landscape that they were in the very process of creating.” – Drowned In Sound.
Support comes from Oslo based three piece Radio 9 “their energetic, melodic Krautpop kicks arse. varying from subtle, mellifluous atmospherics to harsh postpunk whiteouts, the band frequently improvise live in extended rhythmic bop.”
DJ set from innerstrings (Synthesize Me)