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Future Days By David Stubbs (Associate Editor)

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the endless winding of Autobahns.Faust, Neu!, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Duul II, Can, Kraftwerk -- the influence of these groups' ruminative, expansive compositions upon Western popular music is incalculable.
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Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany by David Stubbs (Associate Editor)

The definitive guide to Kosmische music, from one of Britain's most acclaimed writers. West Germany after the Second World War was a country in shock: estranged from its recent history, and adrift from the rest of Europe. But this orphaned landscape proved fertile ground for a generation of musicians who, from the 1960s onwards, would develop the experimental and various sounds that became known as Krautrock. Eschewing the Anglo-American jazz/blues tradition, they took their inspiration from elsewhere: the mysticism of the East; the fractured classicism of Stockhausen; the pneumatic repetition of industry, and the dense forests of the Rhineland; the endless winding of Autobahns. Faust, Neu!, Cluster, Ash Ra Tempel, Amon Duul II, Can, Kraftwerk -- the influence of these groups' ruminative, expansive compositions upon Western popular music is incalculable. They were key to the development of movements ranging from postpunk to electronica and ambient, and have directly inspired artists as diverse as David Bowie, Talking Heads and Primal Scream. Future Days is an in-depth study of this meditative, sometimes abstract, often very beautiful music and the groups that made it, throwing light too on the social and political context that informed them. It's an indispensable book for those wanting to understand how much of today's music came about, and to discover a wealth of highly influential and pioneering artists.

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About David Stubbs (Associate Editor)


David Stubbs is a British author and music journalist. Alongside Simon Reynolds, he was one of the co-founders of the Oxford magazine Monitor before going on to join the staff at Melody Maker. He later worked for NME, Uncut and Vox, as well as The Wire. His work has appeared in The Times, The Sunday Times, Spin, The Guardian, The Quietus and GQ. He has written a number of books, including a song by song profile of Jimi Hendrix and Fear Of Music: Why People Get Rothko But Don't Get Stockhausen, a comparative study of 20th century avant garde music and art. He currently lives in London.

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GOR010702751
Future Days: Krautrock and the Building of Modern Germany by David Stubbs (Associate Editor)
David Stubbs (Associate Editor)
Used - Like New
Paperback
Faber & Faber
2014-08-07
512
0571283322
9780571283323
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