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Kraftwerk of a different dimension

By Cherylene ChanEvents - 16 April 2013 2:48 PM | Updated 18 April 2013

Kraftwerk of a different dimension

Experimental krautrock band Kraftwerk will be bringing their cutting-edge 3-D tour to our shores on 25 April.

Often credited as the forefathers of electronic music, the German quartet’s synthy, futuristic funk sound has had a lasting impact on modern music, inspiring bands such as Ladytron and New Order.

Despite having been around for over 40 years, they’re still cooking up ways of staying one step ahead of their time. Their latest show ‘Kraftwerk – Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8’ is no exception. The novel experience, which uses 3-D projection technology, has already been performed in New York’s Museum of Modern Art and London’s Tate Modern to entranced audiences. British newspaper The Telegraph gave it a fat thumbs up, calling it “a work of art, part of an abstract history lesson set to music”.

Using 3-D projection technology, the solemn-looking band – always dressed in identically- will take audiences through a multi-sensory journey through all ten of their albums. The striking, immersive visuals and glitchy yet organic bleeps will leave you feeling like you’re stuck in a strange virtual realm.

Kraftwerk 3-D | 25 Apr | Thu 8pm | Venue: Esplanade Theatre | Address: 1 Esplanade Drive | Tickets: $58-$188 from Sistic