• Fract bringing krautrock to the music game genre April 22
04.09.14

Fract bringing krautrock to the music game genre April 22

Not being particularly German nor particularly old, I admittedly have little firsthand knowledge of the subculture surrounding krautrock, the musical movement that gave us electronic bands like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, although I did once hear a bootlegged CAN show. 

But Fract OSC sure looks like an old German hippy’s dream come true, with prog electronica and plenty of esoteric synthesizers to noodle. Everything about this game looks cool, and it's just nice to see the music game genre expanding to include more than generic techno and pop songs from the radio. The game, in case you’ve missed it, is an exploratory puzzler about resuscitating machines to create electronic music in a luminescent cavern of some sort. It definitely has the aura of a trance-y ‘70s electronic show with green lasers cutting through purple smoke. This one has been in the works for a long time and is looking dreamy.