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Avil 26 Nov 2000 19:26

Kraftwerk
 
Alphaville and Kraftwerk...They are both from the same country, but oh so different.
KW is just so...electric...It just screams computerized around them...

I´m your best friend-the dream

poul e 16 Dec 2000 07:39

Yeah they are very electric, and a little too much in my opinion. But they have influenced a lot of other bands (Depeche Mode, Human League, OMD etc). I like these bands better than Kraftwerk, but they have made a couple of songs that I like, the best being "The Model".


Avil 16 Dec 2000 19:09

The model is the only song KW´ve done with that much vocals. Allt the others are just Piiip piiip..You know...*hehe*

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

Trent 22 Dec 2000 07:10

I got a Kraftwerk cd not too long ago, only for the mere fact Mr. Gold had spoken about them before, I liked it, but not something I want to listen to over and over again like Alphaville, I could listen to Alphaville 24/7 and never tire, About the 3rd time hearing Pocket Calculator I was ready to toss the Kraftwerk out the window!!!
Trent


Avil 22 Dec 2000 12:56

I think that KW is something you can listen to a couple of times. Then it gets boring, and the salvation then is AV...*hihi*
Pocket calculater is not a very good song if you want to get a first impression of KW...
I would prefer Radio Activity.

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

rolandk 04 Jan 2001 08:50

I guess you need to see Kraftwerk in the context of the time, when they released their LPs. They started to make electronic music in the late 60s/early 70s and they were one of the first, to do so. This was really a revolution for the music business! They build their own synthesizers and made a lot of experiments with sounds.
The first of their records were made with almost no money and just with the support of an engineer in a music studio.

I´m sure, that today´s music would sound different without Kraftwerk.


SPAWN 09 Jan 2001 22:58

Without Germanys Synth bands like Kraftwerk and Tangerine Dream, the music world wouldn't be as we see it today! <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>


Avil 10 Jan 2001 19:56

I haven´t heard tangerine dreams...Are they like KW?

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

Avihai 10 Jan 2001 22:29

Yep, They are the pioneers !
and she's a model ...

Avil 11 Jan 2001 15:42

Gonna check it on then...

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

Mario Mastroianni 18 Jan 2001 16:18

I like Kraftwerk in general,but the songs of theirs that i really love are:
&quot;ComputerLove&quot;
&quot;The Model&quot;
&quot;Sex Object&quot;
&quot;The Telephone Call&quot;
&quot;The Hall of Mirrors&quot;


Avil 19 Jan 2001 08:47

I just love Radio Activity.
Think I´ve said it before, but I´ll say it again...*lol*<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

*I´m your best friend-the dream*

hardin 08 Apr 2002 13:35

KRAFTWERK!!!

Autobahn!
Trans Europe Express!
Radio Activity!
The Man Machine!
Neonlights!
Tour De France!
Spacelab!
Musique Non Stop!

....I have order all Kraftwerk album after I saw a documentary of them on the swedish television.

Radio activity... is in the air for you and me!

wonder2000 08 Apr 2002 15:17

We Are The Robots

"J.Moon - strange boy"

micki 08 Apr 2002 16:29

"The Robots", "Das Model", "Autobahn"...so great, so great...
I have their album "Man Machine", and I gotta say that it isn't that good as a wholeness, but there are real pearls too...
I just saw a document about them on a Swedish channel a few days back and it made me listen to that album...<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

[nightchild]

hardin 19 Jul 2002 19:51

http://home.t-online.de/home/discokerl/3fot77.jpg

IN THE HONOUR OF THE MEN WHO DISCOVER THE SYNTHS!
I'm in a very Kraftwerk influenced period now... actually right now I'm listen more to them than Alphaville. Some times you have to take a break for a while <img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>
I'll be back :)
radioactivity... is in the air for you and me

http://alphaville.org/hardin/sign2.gif

SPAWN 15 Aug 2002 11:58

hmm... I still say that Tangerine Dream "discovered the synths"... :)


Jonatan 11 Mar 2003 18:29

From http://www.side-line.com/

Kraftwerk to unleash comeback album this year
In a comment to the Australian Undercover magazine leader Ralf Hutter of Kraftwerk confirmed they will have a new album out this year. Still according to the magazine, Hutter was tight lipped about what it would sound like. Their last recorded work was 1999's "Expo 2000", a limited release. The rumour has been travelling around for quite some time, especially when an album was announced on EMI's official releaselist before disappearing quickly after without leaving a trace (see earlier reports in Side-Line in 2002). Let's see if the seed that is planted now will grow out to be a real tree.

Avil 14 Mar 2003 23:31

Tsss...
I remember when everyone waited for this album three years ago...and it never came. I was one of these.

Kraftwerk..., you canīt trust that band...

rolandk 16 Mar 2003 21:13

Tsss.... three years... Iīm waiting for more than 16 years now, since I bought the Electric Café LP in 1986. ;) Thatīs a looooong time, if you ask me.
Iīve heard this rumour many times before, but probably there will be a new album this year, we will see.

hardin 17 Mar 2003 01:46

better rumours than nothing

simpledumbpilot 20 Mar 2003 04:28

Quote:

quote:Originally posted by SPAWN

hmm... I still say that Tangerine Dream "discovered the synths"... :)
Im going to have to go with Ron Grainer, the guy that made the original Dr Who theme in 1963. It was another decade before anything else sounded like that.

rolandk 14 Jul 2003 08:04

Thereīll be a NEW Kraftwerk album, called "Tour de France Soundtracks", to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Tour de France. Release date is the 28th of July.
A Maxi-CD is already released, called "Tour de France 2003".

And I had given up hope, to ever get a new Kraftwerk CD. [wink]

JaJaJa 14 Jul 2003 15:08

Tssss...
Still that sounds like an infusion of already well-known stuff.
Kraftwerk have done epochal works. And they did quite everything in the last seventeen years to lose
their greatness!!!
Kraftwerk now is just a hot-air-balloon!

(even though Iīm confessing I would go to see them live...)

Avil 09 Aug 2003 16:24

The album is out and it sounds just like the old Kraftwerk we know.
Check out
http://www.kraftwerk.com/info/default.htm for samples

Kaz 09 Aug 2003 18:30

I've heard the whole album and I have to say that it's nothing spectacular. It's Kraftwerk...

Avil 09 Aug 2003 19:25

Some people say that Kraftwerk are spectacular..

Album=kraftwerk
kraftwerk=spectacular
album=spectacular

;)

JaJaJa 09 Aug 2003 20:01

Nothing spectacular songs, ok.
Not the half innovative as in the seventies and early eighties.
The main problems are the missing melodies (who the f. develops unique melodies nowadays?) and
the synth-sounds, which are original Kraftwerk of course but in the meantime inflationaryly used
by so many people.
As to the sound (and this has to be mentioned): one of the best records Iīve heard in the last few years. Iīve tested it on several systems, it totally convinced me at most while listening by car radio (title: Elektro Kardiogramm), because of the considerable pressure and the stereo scopic picture - and believe me, I know that system very well. Somebody might say "Nothing else is what I expect of them!" Ok, still such a result is not easy to achieve!
All in all: Look above at my earlier expression and see me enthusiastic about -hmm- five songs
(guess, which ones). Iīm very surprised that they made this album and some failings on it canīt change that Kraftwerk still put a lot of modern bands in their places!

Kaz 09 Aug 2003 20:13

By not spectacular, I meant it's just Kraftwerk doing what Kraftwerk do. I like them, don't get me wrong, but it's nothing more than I would have expected from them.

JaJaJa 09 Aug 2003 20:39

I knew what you meant as almost usually.

Kaz 09 Aug 2003 20:58

@ Justus [wink]

FallenAngel 09 Aug 2003 22:32

Maybe the fault of the 21st century?

We have so much that nothing impress us anymore?

I have listened to them but not enough to give a honest impression, it sounds nice but I will listen again...

JaJaJa 09 Aug 2003 23:52

We who live in the western world are oversupplied.
As artists and as consumers.
But would Kraftwerk have made a better record without that fact?

JaJaJa 03 Sep 2003 14:28

Ladies and Gentlemen!
The story goes on. Karl Bartos, ex-member of KW, is gonna release a new album (release date Sept. 8th). Further information and promising sounds at www.karlbartos.com

Jonatan 03 Sep 2003 23:18

I liked Karl Bathos' "Fifteen minutes of Fame". It sounded like New Order!

Agnes 03 Sep 2003 23:27

And don't forget that Bartos has a Hungarian origin! [wink]

JaJaJa 04 Sep 2003 12:31

@ Agnes

Incredible! I didnīt know that, but I wonīt forget from now on...
(*should I really buy his record?*)

Agnes 04 Sep 2003 14:06

@Justus:

[smile2] Well, I don't really follow Bartos's art, but that is sure that he is very talented (not only because he is Hungarian, too [wink] ). Anyway, "Bartos" is a very common Hungarian family name. [smile]

Jonatan 11 Sep 2003 22:07

Today I saw Karl Bartos with my own eyes! Phantastic!

Agnes 11 Sep 2003 22:47

@Jonatan:

Geez! [bouncy] And what was he like?


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