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Kraftwerk - The Man Machine (1978) {2005, Japanese Reissue}  Music

Posted by popsakov at Dec. 8, 2016
Kraftwerk - The Man Machine (1978) {2005, Japanese Reissue}

Kraftwerk - The Man Machine (1978) {2005, Japanese Reissue}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 185 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 87 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 25 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Synth-pop | Capitol Records / Toshiba-EMI Ltd. #TOCP-53512

The Man-Machine is the seventh studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released in May 1978. It includes the singles "The Model" and "The Robots". Upon its release, the New Musical Express stated: "The Man-Machine stands as one of the pinnacles of 1970s rock music." Although the album was initially unsuccessful on the UK Albums Chart, it reached a new peak position of number nine in February 1982, becoming the band's second highest-peaking album in the United Kingdom after Autobahn (1974). The Man-Machine was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry on 15 February 1982…
Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) {2014, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}

Kraftwerk - Computer World (1981) {2014, Japanese Reissue, Remastered}
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 209 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 84 Mb
Scans (JPG, 400 dpi) ~ 29 Mb | RAR 5% Recovery
Electronic, Synth-Pop | Kling Klang / Parlophone / Warner Music #WPCR-80043

Computer World (German: Computerwelt) is the eighth studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released on 1981. The album peaked at number fifteen on the UK Albums Chart. Rolling Stone named it the tenth greatest EDM album of all time in 2012.
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 - Live On Radio Bremen, 1971 (2006) [Unofficial CD Release]

Kraftwerk - Live On Radio Bremen, 1971 (2006) [Unofficial CD Release]
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 445 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 201 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Krautrock, Experimental Rock, Psychedelic, Avant-Garde | Label: Philips | # 2561971 | 01:09:43

The line-up on this newly released bootleg is said to consist of Florian Schneider, Michael Rother and Klaus Dinger, which tells us that this was probably recorded in that short period of time in 1971, estimated to 6 months, when Ralf Hütter had left the band. Supposedly, the recording was made at the Gondel Kino in Bremen, Germany on June 25, 1971. And it's an interesting recording.
Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian (1973) [Unofficial CD Release, 1995] Re-Up

Kraftwerk - Ralf & Florian (1973)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 244 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 136 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Experimental Electronic, Krautrock | Label: Crown Records | # CR 0425-2 | Time: 00:37:50

Continuing to work with Conny Plank, who once again provides a compelling job as producer and engineer, Kraftwerk went right ahead and named their new album after their two remaining members – an understandable enough move. Like the first two albums, Ralf and Florian still has not seen official re-release, for all that one can practically taste Kraftwerk's leap into the beyond on it. Given that this was the last album before the most famous lineup was formed and Autobahn was released, it's appropriate to listen to Ralf and Florian as a harbinger for the future, though perhaps all too easy. Take it on its own terms – a further investigation of electronic possibilities in a more open-ended, less constantly structured fashion than would be the case later – and Ralf and Florian becomes most enjoyable.
Kraftwerk - Computerwelt (1981) None-Remastered German Version [Re-Up]

Kraftwerk - Computerwelt (1981)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 197 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 106 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Electronic, Synthpop | Label: Kling Klang/EMI Electrola | # CDP 564 7 46130 2 | Time: 00:34:35

The last great Kraftwerk album, Computer World (Computerwelt) captured the band right at the moment when its pioneering approach fully broke through in popular music, thanks to the rise of synth pop, hip-hop, and electro. As Arthur Baker sampled "Trans-Europe Express" for "Planet Rock" and disciples like Depeche Mode, OMD, and Gary Numan scored major hits, Computer World demonstrated that the old masters still had some last tricks up their collective sleeves. Compared to earlier albums, it fell readily in line with The Man-Machine, eschewing side-long efforts but with even more of an emphasis on shorter tracks mixed with longer but not epic compositions.

Kraftwerk: Man, Machine and Music (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

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: Man, Machine and Music  eBooks & eLearning

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 - Trans Europa Express (1977)  Music

Posted by plonker at March 27, 2010
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express (1977)

Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express (1977)
Electronic, Krautrock | EAC rip | WavPack: IMG+CUE+EAC/log -> 238 MB | mp3@VBR V0 (247kbps) -> 81 MB
42:46 min | scans 600dpi | RAR inc. 3% recovery | FF,DF | EMI Electrola CDP 564-7 46133 2