Kraftwerk Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at April 24, 2016
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue 1998 [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974) Japanese Reissue
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental Electronic, Kraut Rock | Label: Toshiba EMI | # TOCP-50578 | Time: 00:42:46

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. The 22-minute title track, in a severely edited form, became an international hit single and remains the peak of the band's achievements – it encapsulates the band and why they are important within one track – but the rest of the album provides soundscapes equally as intriguing. Within Autobahn, the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident – it's a pioneering album, even if its electronic trances might not capture the attention of all listeners.

Kraftwerk-Autobahn  Music

Posted by t1m3k33p3r at June 18, 2006
Kraftwerk-Autobahn

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (1974)
Genre: Electronic | Quality: Insane (avg. bitrate: 320 Kbps) | 98 Mb

Though they'd recorded three previous albums, Kraftwerk's modern pop legacy starts with the sounds of a few footsteps and a slamming car door – the beginning of a 22-minute musically impressionistic excursion down Germany's famed superhighway. An unexpected hit on both sides of the Atlantic, Autobahn's “fahren, fahren, fahren” refrain echoes “Fun, Fun, Fun” by the Beach Boys (just one of Kraftwerk's unlikely influences), while the entire concept recalls Brian Wilson's frustrated attempts at creating what he called “a pocket symphony”. The rhythmic synth pulse that carries the title track will be familiar to Kraftwerk admirers, while cofounder Florian Schneider's flute work and other more delicate melodic touches hearken back to the band's prog-rock foundations (as do the atmospheric “Kometenmelodie 1 & 2”, “Mitternacht”, and “Morgenspaziergang”). Kraftwerk's fascination with technology has been well documented, but the revelation of Autobahn is the playful human spirit behind the robots' masks.


Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Remastered) [2009]  Music

Posted by zmusicblog at Oct. 28, 2009
Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Remastered) [2009]

Kraftwerk - Autobahn (Remastered) [2009]
Electronic | MP3 256 kbps | 42:49 min | 58,3 MB
Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991)
5 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1261 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 507 Mb | Artwork > 710 Mb
Klingklang, Toshiba-EMI, Warner Bros.
Pop, Rock, Electronic, Electro, Krautrock, Industrial Rock

During the mid-'70s, Germany's Kraftwerk established the sonic blueprint followed by an extraordinary number of artists in the decades to come. From the British new romantic movement to hip-hop to techno, the group's self-described "robot pop" – hypnotically minimal, obliquely rhythmic music performed solely via electronic means – resonates in virtually every new development to impact the contemporary pop scene of the late- 20th century, and as pioneers of the electronic music form, their enduring influence cannot be overstated…

VA - Musique Non Stop: A Tribute To Kraftwerk (1998)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 17, 2017
VA - Musique Non Stop: A Tribute To Kraftwerk (1998)

VA - Musique Non Stop: A Tribute To Kraftwerk (1998)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 359 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans ~ 101 Mb
Experimental Electronic, Synthpop, Alternative | Toshiba-EMI | # TOCT-10455 | 00:59:08

Japanese release featuring modern eclectic Japanese acts covering the finest that German electronic Pioneers Kraftwerk ever created. Includes Buffalo Daughter doing the legendary 'Autobahn', plus interpretations of 'It's More FunTo Compute' and 'Showroom Dummies'.
Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum (2005) 2CDs, Japanese Edition [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Minimum-Maximum (2005) 2CDs, Japanese Edition
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 860 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 314 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental Electronic | Label: Toshiba EMI Ltd. | # TOCP 66425-26 | Time: 02:00:48

Minimum-Maximum is the first official live album release by Kraftwerk, released in June 2005, almost 35 years after the group gave their first live performance. It features two CDs and tracks recorded on their world tour during 2004, including concerts in Warsaw, Moscow, Berlin, London, Budapest, Tallinn, Riga, Tokyo and San Francisco. Minimum-Maximum was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album in 2006.
Kraftwerk - 3-D Der Katalog - Deutsche Version (2017) [8CD Box Set]

Kraftwerk - 3-D Der Katalog - Deutsche Version (2017) [8CD Box Set]
EAC Rip | FLAC: Image+Cue+Log | 1.5 Gb
Kling Klang/Parlophone | 0190295873578
Electronic, Techno, Synthpop, Krautrock

This 8xCD box set has the eight albums: Autobahn (1974), Radio-Activity (1975), Trans Europe Express (1977), The Man-Machine (1978), Computer World (1981), Techno Pop (1986), The Mix - double album (1991) and Tour De France (2003) – recorded between 2012 and 2016 on the band’s 3-D World Tour as performed across the world and mixed by Kraftwerk.

Kraftwerk - Expo Remix (2001)  Music

Posted by Designol at Feb. 24, 2017
Kraftwerk - Expo Remix (2001)

Kraftwerk - Expo Remix (2001)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: 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, Germany, 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 - Kraftwerk 2 (1972) Unofficial CD Release, 1994 [Repost, New Rip]

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2 (1972) [Unofficial CD Release, 1994]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 209 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 120 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Experimental Electronic | Label: Germanofon | # 941002 | 00:41:32

Like its predecessor (similarly designed right down to the traffic cone cover, though green instead of red), Kraftwerk 2 has never been properly re-released, giving it the same lost-classic aura as the first album, or at least lost, period. Thankfully, bootleg reissues in 1993 restored it to wider public listening; even more so than Kraftwerk 1, its lack of official reappearance is a mystery, in that the band is clearly well on its way to the later Kraftwerk sound of fame. Stripped down to the Hütter/Schneider duo for this release, and again working with Conrad Plank as coproducer and engineer (this album alone demonstrates his ability to create performances combining technological precision and warmth), Kraftwerk here start exploring the possibilities of keyboards and electronic percussion in detail. Given that the band's drummers were gone, such a shift was already in the wind, but it's the enthusiastic grappling with drum machines and their possibilities that makes Kraftwerk 2 noteworthy.
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970) [Unofficial CD Release, 1994] Repost

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (1970) [Unofficial CD Release, 1994]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 230 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 109 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic, Avant-Garde | Label: Germanofon | # 941001 | 00:39:35

What might have been simply seen as an agreeable enough debut album has since become something of a notorious legend because Kraftwerk, or more accurately the core Hütter/Schneider duo at the heart of the band, simply refuses to acknowledge its existence any more. What's clearly missing from Kraftwerk is the predominance of clipped keyboard melodies that later versions of the band would make their own. Instead, Kraftwerk is an exploratory art rock album with psych roots first and foremost, with Conny Plank's brilliant co-production and engineering skills as important as the band performances. Still, Hütter and Schneider play organ and "electric percussion" – Hütter's work on the former can especially be appreciated with the extended opening drone moan of the all-over-the-place "Stratovarius" combined with Schneider's eerie violin work. But it's a different kind of combination and exploration, with the key pop sugar (and vocal work) of later years absent in favor of sudden jump cuts of musique concrète noise and circular jamming as prone to sprawl as it is to tight focus.