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Kraftwerk - Expo Remix (2001) [Re-Up]

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Kraftwerk - Expo Remix (2001) [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Expo Remix (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb | Scans included
Electronic | Label: Astralwerks | # ASW 38768, 7243 8 38768 2 2 | Time: 00:52:56

After finally releasing a new track, commissioned by Expo 2000 in Hanover, , Kraftwerk proceeded to open it up to a whole new set of remixers. Featuring four remixes by Detroit's influential Underground Resistance, one from British electronic musicians Orbital, one from seminal DJ/producer François Kevorkian, and several from Kraftwerk themselves, this ten-track CD shows what Kraftwerk can sound like in the modern world. Considering that Kraftwerk is often quoted as a major influence on Detroit techno, its unsurprising that the remixes by the Underground Resistance far surpass either of the other two mixes. Revamping the songs in a "Kraftwerk living in Detroit" sort of way, UR pay homage to one of the forefathers of their art. Fortunately, none of the mixes mimics another, a relatively difficult feat when working with material as sparse as a Kraftwerk song. All of the remixes are worthwhile additions to the vast canon of Kraftwerk material.

Kraftwerk - Die Mensch-Maschine (1978) [Non-Remastered, German Version]

Posted By: gribovar
Kraftwerk - Die Mensch-Maschine (1978) [Non-Remastered, German Version]

Kraftwerk - Die Mensch-Maschine (1978) [Non-Remastered, German Version]
EAC Rip | WavPack (image+.cue+log) - 203 MB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 102 MB | Covers (15 MB) included
Genre: Electronic, Synth-pop | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: EMI (CDP 564-7 46131 2)

Die Mensch-Maschine is closer to the sound and style that would define early new wave electro-pop - less minimalistic in its arrangements and more complex and danceable in its underlying rhythms. Like its predecessor, Trans-Europe Express, there is the feel of a divided concept album, with some songs devoted to science fiction-esque links between humans and technology, often with electronically processed vocals ("Die Roboter," "Spacelab," and the title track); others take the glamour of urbanization as their subject ("Neonlicht" and "Metropolis"). Plus, there's "Das Modell," a character sketch that falls under the latter category but takes a more cynical view of the title character's glamorous lifestyle…

Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (1977)

Posted By: v3122
Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (1977)

Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Mute/Kling Klang, CDSTUMM 305 | ~ 252 or 81 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 79 Mb
Electro, Synthpop

Although Autobahn was a left-field masterpiece, Trans-Europe Express is often cited as perhaps the archetypal (and most accessible) Kraftwerk album. Melodic themes are repeated often and occasionally interwoven over deliberate, chugging beats, sometimes with manipulated vocals; the effect is mechanical yet hypnotic…

Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978)

Posted By: v3122
Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978)

Kraftwerk - The Man-Machine (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Mute/Kling Klang, CDSTUMM 306 | ~ 218 or 69 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 88 Mb
Electro, Synth-pop

The Man-Machine is closer to the sound and style that would define early new wave electro-pop – less minimalistic in its arrangements and more complex and danceable in its underlying rhythms…

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)

Posted By: v3122
Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)

Kraftwerk - Radio-Activity (1975)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Mute/Kling Klang, CDSTUMM 304 | ~ 209 or 72 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 80 Mb
Electro, Synth-pop, Experimental

A concept album exploring themes of broadcast communications, Radio-Activity marked Kraftwerk's return to more obtuse territory, extensively utilizing static, oscillators, and even Cage-like moments of silence to approximate the sense of radio transmission; a pivotal record in the group's continuing development, the title track – the first they ever recorded in English – is their most fully realized electro-pop effort to date, while "The Voice of Energy" precipitates the robot voice so crucial to their subsequent work.

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)

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Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2009 | Mute/Kling Klang, CDSTUMM 303 | ~ 216 or 81 Mb | Artwork(jpg) -> 71 Mb
Electronic/Synthpop

Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the shimmering electronic keyboards and trance-like guitars all the more hypnotizing…