Kraftwerk keep 3-D film a viable medium with 3-D The Catalogue documentary

Kraftwerk keep 3-D film a viable medium with 3-D The Catalogue documentary
Compatibility with dimensions 4-6: pending.

For upwards of 40 years, the highly convincing synthetic androids totally normal four human males from Germany comprising Kraftwerk have been pioneering and expanding the genre of electronic music as we know it.

But now, Kraftwerk are poised to try and do the impossible: make 3-D cool. Yes, it’s Kraftwerk presents: Kraftwerk in, 3-D The Catalogue, coming to a home theater, stereo system, or crappy set of laptop speakers near you May 26 via Parlaphone.

Filmed and recorded between 2012 and 2016 on the band’s 3-D World Tour, 3-D The Catalogue finds Kraftwerk bleep-blooping through eight of their albums in chronological order. That means (fans of Ralf und Florian can stop reading now) everything from 1974’s Autobahn through 2003’s Tour De France, performed in ALL THREE glorious physical dimensions inside such high-class joints as MoMA in New York City, the Opera House in Sydney, and the Tate Modern in London.

If you’re really into outdated mediums, the deluxe Blu-Ray edition also comes with a 236-page book that features pictures of computer generated images from the performances. If you like collecting things that take up a lot of space and are hard to transport, the deluxe vinyl box set has live recordings of all eight albums on nine pieces of wax, mixed by Kraftwerk themselves at their own Kling Klang Studios in Düsseldorf. For everyone else, concert series will also be released on CD, floppy disk, DVD, digital download, and via a series of eight FORTRAN punch cards.

Watch the trailer for 3-D The Catalogue below, and start getting hyped now for Kraftwerk’s eventual combination Smell-o-Vision/Sensurround world tour. Can’t wait to smell each individual bleep bloop up close and in-person!

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