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

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)
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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 - 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.
Kraftwerk - Live On Radio Bremen, 1971 (2006) [Unofficial CD Release]

Kraftwerk - Live On Radio Bremen, 1971 (2006) [Unofficial CD Release]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic, Avant-Garde | Label: Philips | # 2561971 | 01:09:43

The line-up on this newly released bootleg is said to consist of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger, which tells us that this was probably recorded in that short period of time in 1971, estimated to 6 months, when Ralf Hütter had left the band. Supposedly, the recording was made at the Gondel Kino in Bremen, Germany on June 25, 1971. And it's an interesting recording.
Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian (1973) [Unofficial CD Release, 1995] Re-Up

Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian (1973)
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Genre: Experimental Electronic, Krautrock | Label: Crown Records | # CR 0425-2 | Time: 00:37:50

Continuing to work with Conny Plank, who once again provides a compelling job as producer and engineer, Kraftwerk went right ahead and named their new album after their two remaining members – an understandable enough move. Like the first two albums, Ralf and Florian still has not seen official re-release, for all that one can practically taste Kraftwerk's leap into the beyond on it. Given that this was the last album before the most famous lineup was formed and Autobahn was released, it's appropriate to listen to Ralf and Florian as a harbinger for the future, though perhaps all too easy. Take it on its own terms – a further investigation of electronic possibilities in a more open-ended, less constantly structured fashion than would be the case later – and Ralf and Florian becomes most enjoyable.

Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks (2003) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at May 12, 2016
Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks (2003) [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Tour De France Soundtracks (2003)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 354 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 178 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electronic | Label: EMI | # 591 710 2/72435 91710 2 9 | Time: 00:55:57

Tour de France Soundtracks is the tenth studio album by the German electronic group Kraftwerk, released in August 2003. It was re-released in October 2009 under the title Tour de France. The album was recorded for the 100th anniversary of the first Tour de France bicycle race, although it missed its intended release date for the actual tour.