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Modulations: Cinema for the Ear [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

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  • Actors: Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Carl Cox, David Kristian, Derrick May
  • Directors: Iara Lee
  • Writers: Peter Shapiro
  • Producers: George Gund
  • Format: AC-3, Colour, Dolby, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: NR (Not Rated) (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Mvd Visual
  • DVD Release Date: 18 Feb 2003
  • Run Time: 75 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0000844LI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 169,794 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrew Wildey on 8 Jan 2008
Format: DVD
This documentary does a pretty good job in covering the majority of note worthy electronic music of the 20th century. From the early electronics and music concrete of Karlheinz Stockhausen and Pierre Henry, to electro of Kraftwerk and Can, right though to detroit techno pioneers Juan Atkins and Derrick may. The problem is that the whole thing comes across like some hippy rave video. It lacks any proper narration and all the interviews are just so short and shallow that you barely get anything more than an introduction. Then by the end it completely looses any direction at all, and just rambles aimlessly from pointless footage of some obscure rave in germany to interviews with 'avant-garde noise terrorists' that no ones ever heard of. And this edited with needless MTV style stock footage of random stuff. Dont get me wrong, it's on the right track to start with, but it just takes off a bit to quick and de-rails. Check out Pump Up The Volume or Scratch if you want to see a well made, well research documentary.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AudioLemon on 7 July 2007
Format: DVD
Modulations is for me the best documentary on popular electronic music. It follows the music all the way from Stockhausen to Goldie. It features many of the major innovators, has a great sound track and takes a wide overview of the musical scence.
Modulations does looks at the culture including drugs, free parties, raves and ultimately commercial clubs... however unlike other documentaries I've seen this is not the main focus. The music and people are the focus, the drugs and scence are the backdrop.
Can't recommend it enough.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By Garrett M Schultz - Published on
This video isn't perfect but it's the best so far in covering the entire spectrum of electronic dance music. It goes so far as to actually showing the Roland keyboard factory! There's multiple interviews with legendary pioneers from decades ago along with today's new artists. There's coverage of Love Parade in Berlin and various other raves. Just about every style of dance music is represented. Drum and Bass and House probably got the most attention. It breaks down to the smallest components of electronic music and how artists get and arrange samples. It's a great introduction to electronic music for those who don't quite understand it yet and a great history lesson to those of use who already love it.
19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
An ultra-condensed history of electronic music 1 Sep 2003
By P. Gunderson - Published on
Format: DVD
"Modulations" is a very fast-paced documentary about the past, present, and future of electronic music. Because it is so condensed, lacks narrative voice-over, and features so many people, you'll be able to watch this one again and again and always discover something new.
Please do look past the very cheesy cover--it doesn't do justice to what's on the DVD. While rave and commerical acts like Fatboy Slim do get covered, you'll also find great footage of Pierre Henry, Genesis P. Orridge, and Giorgio Moroder (how often do you get to put those three names in a single sentence?).
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
the only film on electronic music worth seeing! 13 May 1999
By A Customer - Published on
anyone who is interested in electronic music needs to see this movie! even if your not into electronic music, after seeing this movie you will be! its got everyone : john cage, stockhausen, juan atkins, roni size, spooky, derrick may, panacea, prodigy, moby, mix master mike the list goes on and on and on
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Deffinitely one for the collection 27 April 1999
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I saw this movie (or documentary or whatever you want to call it) in the theater when it first came out and enjoyed it thoroughly. Not only did I learn some new things about the history and origins of electronic music, but laughed my ass off at some of the intervies with the drugged out derelicts that pepper the electronica landscape. Some of the more notable interviews with FSOL (who hardly ever appear in anything anymore) and some of the German jungle musicians were absolutely hysterical. There were also really good interviews with many of the origional Detroit hardhouse gurus. I'm not even mentioning DJ Spooky, Joey Beltram and a host of other great musicians - there were quite a few - too many to remember. My only complaint about the film is that it was rather short - I think just over one hour. Nonetheless, it was worth buying in my humble opinion.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
CREATIVITY for the ear 19 Aug 1999
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As a self-proclaimed electronica freak I must recommend this one to not only those interested in electronic music, but also to anyone interested in opening their mind to the possibilities of NOISE. However, this film left me wanting more background on the use of music (specifically electronic) in its relationships to manipulating the senses.....and its correlations to design, be it spatial, physical or virtual......however, this is a must see.
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