It was the last friday that Kraftwerk confirmed, once again, a visit to Portugal. Between the 4th and 6th of August, the NEOPOP festival, welcomes artists of all genres and for all tastes on a show that is promised to be one of the best ever. Artists like the ROHAD, Modrat and DJ Stingray are some of the names that complete the lineup of the festival in Viana do Castelo.
However, it seems that the German group is not only a target of attention of the Portuguese people. The recent creation and furor of the internet ‘Toa Mata Band’ is a project that combines technology with LEGOs, and this time it was the band the awarded. The project of Giuseppe Acito, wich already has 5 episodes, resulted in a sublime mechanized musical apocalypse.
If you have not realized the concept can read ahead the explanation of the creator and below see how the magic works to the sound of ‘The robots’.
“I was 11 when during a Sunday afternoon of 1978 Kraftwerk appeared for the first time in an Italian TV show. For me it was a dazzling discovery, one that has changed my life, so I went into my room, took a tape and recorded the audio from the TV speaker!! I still keep that precious recording and I’ve played it again and again for a long time.
Since that day I was waiting the time when the robots make a real functioning band and play music live, and nowadays, a lot of music robots around the world are growing up, giving new ideas and creative communication to the music. This is my inspiration for this Kraftwerk’s tribute, regarding their vision of the future and to their brilliant approach to music with a touch of irony that even now is still influencing thousands of music producers around the world.”.