Kraftwerk prepping Blu-ray release of 3D shows

Ralf Hütter reveals the news in a new interview

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Kraftwerk are reportedly planning to release a Blu-ray of their recent 3D shows.

Founding member Ralf Hütter revealed the news in a new interview in Rolling Stone ahead of their forthcoming north American dates.

“We are working since all these performances at MoMA in 2012 — and then we played the Düsseldorf Kunstsammlung in the winter and Tate Modern in London, and other art museums around the world, and some interesting locations like the Sydney Opera House and Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, where we did our performances in 3D.

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“We translated our performances to 3D, and in surround sound, kind of like 3D sound. We’ve been doing this and working on a Blu-Ray to make this available. It should be coming out in the late fall. We’ve put a lot of work into all the images, transforming from our Kling Klang archives into 3D format and arranging it synchronized with the music, so it’s quite a lot of production. We’re quite a small team of musicians, technicians, computer programmers here at Kling Klang Studios; we do everything ourselves. That’s what we’ve been working in, and still are.”

Also in the interview, Hütter was asked for an update on the status of a new album – which would be their first new studio release since Tour de France Soundtracks in August 2003. “Yes, we are always working on new tracks and patterns and sound compositions, and once we are finished with our work on the 3D Catalogue, those eight albums, then we will concentrate on number nine,” he said.

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