Kraftwerk : Song by Song

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby never/ever » 04 May 2018, 09:42

" Through constant decay. Uranium creates the radio active ray.
Durch stetigen Zerfall Entstehen radioaktive Strahlen aus dem Urankristall".

Took me ages to decypher the lyric, well before the age of the computer.

Chilling stuff. Almost like it's being uttered by Mr. Spock in the end of The Wrath Of Khan.
Ever notice that anyone going slower than you is an idiot, but anyone going faster is a maniac?."

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Darkness_Fish » 04 May 2018, 09:53

Would it be harsh to imagine this as Stephen Hawking's death rattle? It's how I've always pictured it.
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Toby » 04 May 2018, 18:48



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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Toby » 04 May 2018, 18:53

Kraftwerk would play in Europe quite a bit in 1976, most notably in France where "Radioactivity" was something of a commercial success.



Early on, material from the earlier years is still apparent.



But by October, the songs that would feature on Trans Europe Express a year later are already pretty much fully formed. However, these would be their last gigs for 5 years - it would not be until 1981 that they would be seen onstage again.

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Toby » 05 May 2018, 19:09

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Cover [Inner Sleeve, Poster] – Emil Schult
Electronic Drums [Elektronisches Schlagzeug] – Karl Bartos, Wolfgang Flur*
Electronics [Elektronik], Voice [Stimme] – Florian Schneider, Ralf Hutter*
Engineer [Toningineure Klingklang Studio] – Peter Bollig
Engineer [Toningineure Rüssl Studio] – Thomas Kuckuck*
Engineer [Toningineure The Record Plant] – Bill Halverson
Painting [Inner Sleeve] – Emil. Schult*, Schult*
Painting [Uncredited, Poster] – Emil Schult
Photography By [Fotos, Back Sleeve] – J. Stara Paris*
Photography By [Fotos, Front Sleeve] – Maurice Seymour New York*
Producer [Produktion], Concept By [Album Konzept] – Florian Schneider, Ralf Hutter*
Synthesizer [Synthanorma Sequencer] – Matten & Wiechers Bonn*
Typography [Typografie] – Ink Studios Düsseldorf*

[Back sleeve:]
Klingklang Studio Düsseldorf
Rüssl Studio Hamburg
Record Plant Hollywood
℗ 1977 Kraftwerk
Printed in Germany by 4P Nicolaus GmbH, Köln

[Inner sleeve:]
Klingklang Studio
Rüssl Studio
The Record Plant
© 1977



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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 05 May 2018, 19:31

Brilliant!
Their first masterpiece!
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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Darkness_Fish » 05 May 2018, 21:20

Their first masterpiece since Radio-Activity...
Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Toby » 08 May 2018, 11:31



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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby never/ever » 08 May 2018, 11:43

Love Hall Of Mirrors the best on this album. Siouxsie made a nice cover of this too.
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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 13 May 2018, 15:22

Indeed, Spiegelsaal is really good, kind of a sinister feeling to it...

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Toby » 15 May 2018, 10:46



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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby never/ever » 15 May 2018, 12:37

One of the loveliest little sequences created.
There's an elegance in this that belies the subject matter.
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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 15 May 2018, 14:48

One of my fav tracks from this era
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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Quaco » 15 May 2018, 20:02

Darkness_Fish wrote:Their first masterpiece since Radio-Activity...

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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Toby » 22 May 2018, 15:47



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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 23 May 2018, 08:09

Great track!
Find it hard to listen to it separated from the rest of the suite...
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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby ConnyOlivetti » 04 Jun 2018, 10:21

soundchaser wrote:Beautiful, beautiful music.

Why aren't there more people commenting?

Kraftwerk were kind of a big deal in our culture.


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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby Darkness_Fish » 04 Jun 2018, 10:56

ConnyOlivetti wrote:
soundchaser wrote:Beautiful, beautiful music.

Why aren't there more people commenting?

Kraftwerk were kind of a big deal in our culture.


Good question!

Because there's threads about specific people who weren't the drummer for The Beatles, which seem to generate more interest around here...
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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Postby wannabee enfant terrible » 04 Jun 2018, 11:18

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