Kraftwerk 2014

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 and the Electronic Revolution (2008) [Repost]  

Posted by ChumPaa at Nov. 30, 2015
Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution (2008) [Repost]

Kraftwerk and the Electronic Revolution (2008)
A Film by Rob Johnstone
DVDRip | MKV | Lang: English | Subs: None | 2h 59min | 710x480 | AVC @ 1250Kbps | AC3 @ 192Kbps | 1.84 GB
Genre: Documentary

This documentary reviews the career and music of Kraftwerk, from their inception in the late 1960s (as pre-Kraftwerk ensemble Organisation), through their most celebrated period in the mid-1970s, and culminating with their resurgence during the 1980s with the popularity of synth-pop and techno. The film further explores how Kraftwerk both fitted into and pulled away from the electronic wing of what is often lazily referred to as 'Krautrock'. Sparing time also for many of the group's contemporaries from the same field, and tracing the unfolding of electronics in German contemporary music generally, this programme presents a fascinating story previously untold on film.

Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music (repost)  

Posted by MoneyRich at Jan. 5, 2015
Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music (repost)

Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music by Pascal Bussy
English | Oct 2000 | ISBN: 0946719098 | 200 Pages | PDF | 75 MB

A German band invented the sound of humans and machines making love. Formed by Ralf H?tter and Florian Schneider in 1970, D?sseldorf's Kraftwerk ("power plant") pioneered electronic dance music before Madonna got her first training bra and trusted technology (i.e., the drum machine) before the personal computer. These studies are the first in America to document Kraftwerk's impact. Barr, music commentator for The Face and Dazed & Confused, argues that the German foursome (Wolfgang Fl?r joined in 1973, Karl Bartos in 1975) was the first band since the Beatles to revolutionize popular culture with what started as a backbeat. To prove this, the book opens with Kraftwerk's rapturous comeback at Tribal Gathering '97Aan all-night electro-hop in the English countryside

Kraftwerk - Live In Soest 1970 [2014, HDTV 720p]  

Posted by v3122 at March 28, 2014
Kraftwerk - Live In Soest 1970 [2014, HDTV 720p]

Kraftwerk - Live In Soest 1970
TS, MPEG4 Video 1280x720, 50fps, 8160Kbps | Dolby AC3 48kHz, 2ch, 448kbps
Krautrock / Electronic | 00:48:05 | ~ 3.21 Gb

This video, from the Rockpalast Archive, captures Kraftwerk performing live, in 1970.

Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music  

Posted by DZ123 at March 5, 2011
Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music

Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music
Publisher: SAF Publishing | ISBN: 0946719098 | edition 1993 | PDF | 200 pages | 72 MB

A German band invented the sound of humans and machines making love. Formed by Ralf H?tter and Florian Schneider in 1970, D?sseldorf's Kraftwerk ("power plant") pioneered electronic dance music before Madonna got her first training bra and trusted technology (i.e., the drum machine) before the personal computer. These studies are the first in America to document Kraftwerk's impact. Barr, music commentator for The Face and Dazed & Confused, argues that the German foursome (Wolfgang Fl?r joined in 1973, Karl Bartos in 1975) was the first band since the Beatles to revolutionize popular culture with what started as a backbeat. To prove this, the book opens with Kraftwerk's rapturous comeback at Tribal Gathering '97Aan all-night electro-hop in the English countryside.
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2 (Philips 6305 117) (GER 1972) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2
FLAC | Artwork | 24Bit: 824 MB | 16Bit: 214 MB | FS + HF
Cat#: Philips 6305 117 (original german gatefold) | Country/Year: Germany 1972 | Genre: Krautrock, Electronic

Kraftwerk 2 is the second studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released in January 1972. Kraftwerk 2 was entirely written and performed by founding Kraftwerk members Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in late 1971, with the sessions produced by the influential Konrad "Conny" Plank. No material from this album has been performed in the band's live set since the Autobahn tour of 1975, and to date, the album has not been officially reissued on compact disc.
Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk (Philips 6305 058) (GER 1970, 1st Press Gatefold) (Vinyl 24-96 & 16-44.1)

Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk
Original German 1st Press Gatefold Release
FLAC | NO LOG & CUE | Artwork | 24Bit: 766 MB | 16Bit: 199 MB
Cat#: Philips 6305 058 | Country/Year: Germany 1970
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Kraftwerk is the first album by Kraftwerk. It was released in Germany in 1970, and produced by Konrad "Conny" Plank. No material from this album has been performed in the band's live set since the Autobahn tour of 1975, and to date, the album has not been officially reissued on compact disc. The band are seemingly reluctant to consider it a part of their canon – Schneider in later interviews referred to the first three Kraftwerk albums as "archaeology".
Billy Joel - A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia - The Concert (2014) [BDRip 1080p]

Billy Joel - A Matter Of Trust: The Bridge To Russia - The Concert (2014)
BDRip 1080p | MKV | 1920x1080 (16:9) at 29.970 fps, AVC ([email protected]) | 8.75 GB
Audio: 48 kHz, 24 bits, 2 channels, FLAC | Length: 01:26:00
Genre: Rock, Pop | Nitroflare/Filefactory/Bigfile

Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by readerXXI at Dec. 2, 2016
Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014

Manhattan in Maps 1527-2014
by Paul E. Cohen and Robert T. Augustyn
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0486779912 | 176 Pages | ePUB | 27 MB

More than 400 years of history unfold in the pages of this lavishly illustrated volume, which presents sixty-five full-color maps of America's oldest major city.