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Be77er living through circuitry a digital odyssey into the electronic dance underground
McNelis, Brian.
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
[United States] : MVD Music Video, [2000?]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (84 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Presents a rare insightful look at rave culture and the electronic dance community. A cross-section of the techno subculture is represented as ravers, DJs and musicians speak for themselves about their music and ideals. Presents such dynamic aspects of rave culture as empowerment through technology, the do-it-yourself ethic and the flowering of a new spirituality embracing transcendence through sound and rhythm.
General Note:

Special features: Filmmakers commentary, interview with DJ Dan, , The Crystal Method, Wolfgang Flür, Roni Size, Genesis P-Orridge ; computer animation reels from Nighttribe, OVT, soundtrack album audio previews, virtual flyer gallery, cast and crew biography for interviewed artists.

For specific features see interactive menu.
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ML3540 .B477 2000V Adult DVD Central Library

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Rave culture began in the early 1980s as a nexus point where underground dance grooves and alternative electronic music met. It has since grown into a worldwide movement that has had a major impact on contemporary music, emerging from the underground into mainstream acceptance, with Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers scoring high on the charts in the United States, and artists like Madonna, Eric Clapton and U2 all dipping their toes into the style. Better Living Through Circuitry explores the myriad avenues of rave culture and its many related musical styles -- including trip hop, acid house, jungle/drum & bass, industrial and electronica -- and features interviews with innovators and leading artists in the field, including Wolfgang Flür of Kraftwerk, Genesis P-Orridge of Psychic TV, Moby, Roni Size, DJ Spooky, Frankie Bones and the Crystal Method. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi