My early to mid twenties were filled with techno music and all the hedonistic trappings that come with it. I spent that time partying pretty hard, on at least I thought I did until I saw this documentary. I guess they just go harder in Berlin.
Anyone who has gotten into the clubbing lifestyle will have found themselves in the company of few people worthy of camera time. The heady mixture of darkened rooms, big sound systems and illicit substances…
An exceptional documentary on one of the most pivotal bands in modern music, Kraftwerk. I'm watching a lot of documentaries on different electronic bands and musical genres right now. Most are amateurish and full of hype, failing to function as little more than content-less ego trips or audio-visual stuffing for press kits.
Kraftwerk and The Electronic Revolution thankfully sidesteps many of these pitfalls by contextualizing the importance of it's subject. A great deal of time is spent overviewing the Krautrock…
There have been a glut of graffiti documentaries since 2004/2005. Having made an effort to view most of them I can say with some confidence that this is one of the better examples. Unlike most of the others, Rock Fresh doesn't try to present a retrospective of a particular artist or the scene, but instead focuses on a group of LA graffiti writers as a way of exploring some of the larger themes that effect graffiti as a social phenomenon.…