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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Alfabet-Klänge #075: K ist für.....Kraftwerk

K ist für.....

Kraftwerk - live at Cirkus, Stockholm 22nd January 2014
The Robots
Computer World
It's More Fun to Compute / Home Computer
Computer Love
The Man-Machine
Das Modell
Neon Lights
Tour de France
Tour de France 2003
Geiger Counter
Ohm Sweet Ohm
Trans-Europe Express
Boing Boom Tschak
Techno Pop
Music Non Stop

Aéro Dynamik

(From Kraftwerk's Wikipedia Page)
Kraftwerk (German pronunciation: [ˈkʀaftvɛɐk], "power station") are a German electronic music band formed by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in 1970 in Düsseldorf, and fronted by them until Schneider's departure in 2008.

The signature Kraftwerk sound combines driving, repetitive rhythms with catchy melodies, mainly following a Western classical style of harmony, with a minimalistic and strictly electronic instrumentation. The group's simplified lyrics are at times sung through a vocoder or generated by computer-speech software. Kraftwerk were one of the first groups to popularize electronic music and are considered pioneers in the field.

In the 1970s and early 1980s, Kraftwerk's distinctive sound was revolutionary, and has had a lasting effect across many genres of modern music. According to The Observer, "no other band since the Beatles has given so much to pop culture" and a wide range of artists have been influenced by their music and image. In January 2014 the Grammy Academy honored Kraftwerk with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

The Albums
    Kraftwerk (1970)
    Kraftwerk 2 (1972)
    Ralf and Florian (1973)
    Autobahn (1974)
    Radio-Activity (1975)
Exceller 8 (1975)
    Trans-Europe Express (1977)
    The Man-Machine (1978)
    Computer World (1981)
    Electric Café (1986; name changed to Techno Pop in 2009)
The Mix (1991)
    Tour de France Soundtracks (2003)

The Singles/Promo Videos (In order of release)

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