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Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 04 Apr 2018, 19:28
by ConnyOlivetti
Thanks for posting these!
Been ages since I listening to them.
Have the original LPs and the bootleg CDs, but somehow they have been
neglected by me through the years.
They are great!

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 05 Apr 2018, 08:59
by Darkness_Fish
For some reason, I never got round to buying Kraftwerk 2, though I have everything almost else by them. I still think they didn't reach greatness until Radio-Activity, but I'm going to revisit all this early stuff myself.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 05 Apr 2018, 11:28
by Toby



Strom

Probably the one moment where Kraftwerk and Popol Vuh came very close! That murky period between 1971 and 1973 is very appealing to all Krautrock aficionados...

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 06 Apr 2018, 07:58
by Toby


Spule

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 06 Apr 2018, 09:32
by soundchaser
Most of this is a bit hard going, to be honest.

But, if they hadn't dicked around with experimenting, they wouldn't have become the band I know and love.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 06 Apr 2018, 17:16
by Toby


Wellenlänge

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 07 Apr 2018, 15:38
by Toby


Harmonika

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 07 Apr 2018, 15:46
by Toby
Image

Ralf & Florian

Design [Musicomix] – Emil Schult, Florian*, Ralf*
Engineer – Conrad Plank*
Music By, Producer, Design [Cover] – F. Schneider*, R. Hütter*
Photography By [Colour Photo] – Barbara Niemöller
Photography By [Front Cover] – Robert Franck
Vocals, Keyboards, Strings, Wind [Wind Instruments], Drums, Electronics, Performer [Realisation] – Florian Schneider, Ralf Hütter

Initial copies included a free "musicomix" cartoon poster designed by Emil Schult.
Recorded & mixed May to July 1973 at Kraftwerk-Studio, Düsseldorf; Cornet Studio and Rhenus Studio, Cologne and Studio 70, Munich.
All compositions & comic published by Kling-Klang-Verlag ©1973.


Between Kraftwerk 2 and this, Hutter and Schneider created KlingKlang, their studio home for the next 35 years or so at 16 Mintropstrasse in Dusseldorf.



Elektrisches Roulette

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 07 Apr 2018, 16:13
by ConnyOlivetti
Great one! Robust album for sure!
Have the original with poster! :-)

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 09 Apr 2018, 11:18
by Darkness_Fish
I always thought they looked like a serial killer/lawyer pairing on this cover. That hair/glasses/smirk combo on Ralf, and Florian's awkward well-dressed, don't want to be here pose. Musically, it seems that they're trying to find a new direction, without being entirely confident where they're headed. I've played this a good few times, but nothing really stands out for me.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 09 Apr 2018, 14:15
by soundchaser
And so the magic begins.

Musically, melodically and electronically, this song is part of the steep learning curve and evolution.

Not a classic, but I hear the seeds of great things to come. Kometenmelodie is peeking through.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 09 Apr 2018, 22:58
by Toby


Tongebirge

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 10 Apr 2018, 09:15
by soundchaser
Beautiful, beautiful music.

Why aren't there more people commenting?

Kraftwerk were kind of a big deal in our culture.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 10 Apr 2018, 18:04
by jimboo
Darkness_Fish wrote:I always thought they looked like a serial killer/lawyer pairing on this cover. That hair/glasses/smirk combo on Ralf, and Florian's awkward well-dressed, don't want to be here pose. Musically, it seems that they're trying to find a new direction, without being entirely confident where they're headed. I've played this a good few times, but nothing really stands out for me.


They look like Steely Dan , thankfully they don't sound like them.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 10 Apr 2018, 22:52
by soundchaser
jimboo wrote:
Darkness_Fish wrote:I always thought they looked like a serial killer/lawyer pairing on this cover. That hair/glasses/smirk combo on Ralf, and Florian's awkward well-dressed, don't want to be here pose. Musically, it seems that they're trying to find a new direction, without being entirely confident where they're headed. I've played this a good few times, but nothing really stands out for me.


They look like Steely Dan , thankfully they don't sound like them.



A Steely Dan song by song: now there’s a good idea.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 11 Apr 2018, 19:41
by jimboo
Like eating savlon ?

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 09:22
by Toby


Kristallo

The first hint of that icy, crystalline sound that would emerge with "Hall of Mirrors". A slightly amusing, rather bonkers ending too!

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 09:27
by Darkness_Fish
Yeah, despite earlier saying nothing stands out, that's easily the best track on the album. A proper bridge between the early material and what was to come.

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 10:22
by ConnyOlivetti
Great track!

Re: Kraftwerk : Song by Song

Posted: 13 Apr 2018, 10:26
by ConnyOlivetti
What amazes me regarding the original vinyl,
is the sound quality.
It really stands out!
Glad to have it!