• faust / various artists Live At Klangbad Festival / Klangbad: Avant-Garde In the Meadows (DVD, £16.50)

    label: Play Loud!

    From the makers of “Monks: the Transatlantic Feedback” (German Adolf Grimme Award 2008) come two new Direct Cinema style documentary films. One about the pop avant-garde music festival Klangbad, curated by legendary Hans-Joachim Irmler (founding member of the seminal Krautrock band Faust) and the second one capturing one of the rare live performances by Faust. The drawings for the DVD artwork are again from famous German painter Daniel Richter. Artwork by Lucía Palacios. There are two kinds of rock festivals: the conventional and the adventurous ones. The former present music that everyone knows. Others are more experimental and put their ear into boundary zones. The Klangbad Festival belongs to the latter. Since 2004 the picturesque village of Scheer has hosted an innovative musical journey crossing various genres. In today's profit-oriented event scene it is hard to find anything comparable. The festival is small but growing constantly. Despite this fact, it abandons commercial sponsoring funds unlike normal open air festivals. Award-winning filmmakers Dietmar Post (USA/Germany) and Lucia Palacios (Spain) portray this fine festival in the style of DIRECT CINEMA pioneers such as Murray Lerner, Albert Maysles and D.A. Pennebaker. Or did you forget how those filmmakers combined simplicity and economy with craftsmanship in their seminal films Monterey Pop, Gimme Shelter or Newport Folk Festival? “Klangbad: Avant-garde in the Meadows” stands in that same tradition of “carefully chronicling an event”. Tracklist - Klangbad: Avant-Garde in the Meadows 01 Minit - Motels + Bars 02 Jutta Koether - Fresh Aufhebung 03 Steven W. Lobdell (+ interview) - More Rock, Less Talk 04 Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Hausen 05 Cpt. Howdy (+ interview) - Nervous 06 Circle – Matka 07 Faust (+ interview) - Dont Look Back 08 The One Ensemble of Daniel Padden (+ interview) - Singing Norway to Sleep 09 Nista Nije Nista (+ interview) – Amalo Tracklist Faust: Live at Klangbad Festival 01 Shiva 02 Beat That 03 Dschungelbar 04 Dont Look Back 05 Feuerzeuge 06 Aggro

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