CD Autobahn [Kraftwerk] (CD 6234900),
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Autobahn [Kraftwerk]


  • 1. Autobahn
    2. Kometenmelodie 1
    3. Kometenmelodie 2
    4. Mitternacht
    5. Morgenspaziergang
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 08300

  • Credits
    Producer
    EngineerConrad Plank

    Lyricists: Florian Schneider; Emil Schult.
    Personnel: Florian Schneider (flute, synthesizer, vocoder, electronic drums, electronics).
    Germanic in approach and delivery, this record gets under the skin and infuriates as you find yourself compelled to hum the melodies. A significant record in the development of electronic music, and not to be confused with other "kraut rock" efforts from the school of mid-70s prog, this is the album from which countless bands borrowed riffs--passages of the Cure, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, and New Order are to be found among the five lengthy tracks. Don't be fooled: Kraftwerk were there at least five years in advance. Great for driving on the motorway in Europe, incidentally!

  • Critic Reviews
    Spin (p.87) - "[The album] buoys jolly German-language lyrics over humming synths and creates the sound of the future."
    Spin (9/01, p.134) - Included in Spin's "5 Essential Krautrock Records" - "...A quick confection about zooming along the expressways of Germany....they'd discovered the joy of mechanical repetition..."
    Q (10/95, p.141) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...23 minutes of synthetically simulated road miles, with several fascinating segments and hauntingly lovely tunes....A remarkable journey--and one that needs to be heard on headphones..."
    Q (Magazine) (p.116) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "From 1974 to the early '80s, they were so ahead of the field as to appear almost superhuman, as instantly proved by the epic title track of 'Autobahn'..."
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