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THE MAN-MACHINE (DIE MENSCH-MASCHINE)

Kraftwerk

 

Progressive Electronic

3.92 | 237 ratings

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cynthiasmallet
4 stars I'm not a fan of progressive electro, but this album is a wild card. Released in 1978, emotionless electro technicians released this album, titled "Die-Mensch Machine" (translation- "The Man-Machine). The album is only 6 tracks long, but every single one of those tracks has something to offer, whether it be the catchy "The Model", which is strangely uplifting in spite of it's droning electro tune and robotic vocals, or the nine minute mini-epic "Neon Lights", which has an almost festive feel to it. This is also the track that displays their progressive side the most, combining electro-pop with the symphonic stylings of bands such as Camel and Harmonium. The best track on this album in my opinion is "Spacelab", which combining an up tempo drum machine and synth-sound gave it a sound well ahead of it's time, with elements comparable to that of the rave music of the early/mid nineties. An excellent all rounder for any prog fans, this album is arguably THE essential electronic progressive album and would be a great addition to almost anybodies CD collection. 4 stars.
cynthiasmallet | 4/5 |

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