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TONE FLOAT (ORGANISATION)

Kraftwerk

 

Progressive Electronic

3.36 | 53 ratings

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Bilek
5 stars Great decision to add this album over here, PROGMAN. Indeed, I was thinking of adding this album (and I am the first one to review it anyway!), because it showed the embryonic phase of electronic music giants Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider, a.k.a Kraftwerk. Speaking of which, it should be well understood by newcomers of Kraftwerk (or Krautrock / Electronic rock in general) that this album was originally released under the band name Organisation (hence the phrase in paranthesis), which broke up immediately after releasing this album, and Ralf and Florian went on to form Kraftwerk with two other musicians (one of which is Klaus Dinger, of later Neu!)

It is incomprehensible why many progheads point at ItCotCK and later albums as the beginning of progressive rock after listening to this one. Without even using a single guitar line, Hütter/Schneider & co. managed to produce one of the original experimantal/kraut/prog rock albums. Indeed, this should be regarded as the start of Krautrock, possibly along with Can's Monster Movie, though the two albums represent different aspects of the genre.

The album opens with the side long title track. The piece is dominated by various percussion sounds, and the textures are very sound. After several minutes, the organ joins in, and the transitions are so soft that you don't even notice!

The rest of the tracks are melodic instrumentals, Rhythm Salad being a shadow of the long title track, but different in approach. Most of the time you hear the mild, pleasant flute of Schneider, and only wish he carried on in Kraftwerk...

Essential for everyone who is interested in the roots of prog/krautrock!

Bilek | 5/5 |

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