Friday, May 28, 2010


Universal Techno (62 min)  

Excerpts from 1996′ French documentary about techno music. This is a supernice documentary on the roots of Detroit-Techno produced by the French / German TV-station arte. From around 1997, I guess. After a rather doubtful start around the Love Parade 1996 (motto: “We Are One Family”, topped in 1997 with “Let The Sunshine In Your Heart”…) it gets really interesting. Fine scenes in Berlin (Mike Banks in the Hardwax store, the Tresor club) followed up by awesome interviews and pictures from Detroit. Juan Atkins, Kevin Saunderson, Derrick May, Mark Bell (LFO), etc. Some fine synth-action video snippets from Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream included. Arte did a good job on this one!