Flute and guitar are still much in evidence. The band was still without a drummer, and several tracks, particularly "Tanzmusik", make use of a preset organ rhythm machine.
The LP included a "musicomic" poster insert of cartoons by Emil Schult , who had been playing electric violin live with the band although he does not feature on the album recordings. Schult remained a collaborator of Kraftwerk's. The album was a modest success in Germany. He became a member of the group thereafter. There was always a sense of humor about the band's robo-role playing, but nowhere is it on cheekier display than "Pocket Calculator," a song about the strangely detached experience of using a machine to create art.
Which is exactly the sort of purposeless reaction that proves the inhuman can bring about the most human response of all. The nearly minute album opener, "Europe Endless," is so many things at once: minimalist yet expansive, using limited sounds to evoke a sense of limitlessness; mechanical but warm, like a beloved car; and relaxed yet relentlessly propulsive, like a pleasant drive down the U-Bahn at a velocity high enough to delight without terrifying.
The first track to 's The Man-Machine functions as a bridge between electronic music's past and future, opening with the disconnected sci-fi b-movie beee-yoooms and der-de-nert s of a Raymond Scott sonic experiment, before an unstoppably funky electro riff takes over and points to dance music's mechanized future.
The track explores postmodern disconnection, as the melancholy singer eulogises someone he has barely met. This beautiful, gently pulsating gem from the Autobahn album shows where Kraftwerk were headed as they started to dispense with acoustic instruments and longer hair to become a sharply-coiffured, neo-uniformed, fully electronic pop group.
The proto-techno grooves of such tracks were a huge influence on Detroit techno. A retort, perhaps, from The Model of their biggest hit. Tuesday 7 July Wednesday 8 July Thursday 9 July Friday 10 July Saturday 11 July Sunday 12 July Monday 13 July Tuesday 14 July Wednesday 15 July Thursday 16 July Friday 17 July Saturday 18 July Sunday 19 July Monday 20 July Tuesday 21 July Wednesday 22 July Thursday 23 July Friday 24 July Saturday 25 July Sunday 26 July Monday 27 July Tuesday 28 July Wednesday 29 July Thursday 30 July Friday 31 July Saturday 1 August Sunday 2 August Monday 3 August Tuesday 4 August Wednesday 5 August Thursday 6 August Friday 7 August Saturday 8 August Sunday 9 August It was released on 26 May and was released on several formats, including a four-disc Blu-ray box set, an eight-disc CD box set and a nine-disc vinyl box set.
The performances were recorded between April and October at venues around the world. According to the liner notes, the album documents Kraftwerk's 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 tour at various museums and concert halls around the world: . Disc seven of the set is mixed in Headphone Surround 3D. Unlike on most live albums including Kraftwerk's own Minimum-Maximum , there is no audible crowd noise.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article is about the Kraftwerk live album. Select albums in the Format field. Select Silver in the Certification field. Minimum-Maximum 3-D The Catalogue. The Mix. Exceller 8. Klang Box The Catalogue.
Book Category. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. Help Learn to edit Community portal Recent changes Upload file. Download as PDF Printable version.May 07, · Kraftwerk in concert in New York in Photograph: Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic Tanzmusik () From the Ralf und Florian (ie Hütter and Schneider) album.