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Friday, November 02, 2007

Kraftwerk - Autobahn



Re-Up - Originally Posted 12/13/07


Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the shimmering electronic keyboards and trance-like guitars all the more hypnotizing. The 22-minute title track, in a severely edited form, became an international hit single and remains the peak of the band's achievements -- it encapsulates the band and why they are important within one track -- but the rest of the album provides soundscapes equally as intriguing. Within Autobahn, the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident -- it's a pioneering album, even if its electronic trances might not capture the attention of all listeners.
(Year of Release: 1974)

Track List:
1. Autobahn
2. Kometenmelodie 1
3. Kometenmelodie 2
4. Mitternacht
5. Morgenspaziergang

Download: Kraftwerk - Autobahn
Download Size: 99MB

5 comments:

mark said...

Wow! I love the full version of Autobahn! This is not the sort of thing I would normally listen to but I swear that track is addictive.

Thank you so much. Have just come across your blog and am doing my best to catch up :-)

I notice you sometimes fill requests. I used to love (and still quite like) a pop-punk band call Amazing Transparent Man. They broke up a few years ago after releasing stuff on Springman and Double Zero records.

It appears impossible to find their first album - "No Fun Intended". I haven't heard it, I don't know if it's any good, but if you could help dig it up from somewhere that would be most appreciated.

Thanks again for an excellent and varied blog!

Jamie said...

Link dead.
"File not found"
:-(

Anonymous said...

"File not found"

footprint said...

Try Punknews.org for a starter you may get a link there. Or try a Filestube or Hotfile search..? Good luck!

Zer0_II said...

I just noticed the comments about the link being down. I apologize for taking so long to notice. I have a lot of school work to catch up on, but I will do my best to re-up this within the next couple of days.