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Kraftwerk - Computer World [Aka: Computerwelt] CD (album) cover




Progressive Electronic

3.83 | 230 ratings

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4 stars Kraftwerk's trademark in digital electronic "cold" music. Closed to the two previous efforts, Schneider and friends put the stress on efficient, "robotic" melodies accompanied by a very chirurgical electronic beat. My favourite from the post-70's and a supreme combination of technologies; drum machines, synth voices and computers. The title track is an other popular hymn of Kraftwerk, just as "Trans Europe Express" and others. A beautiful, oppressive, dead theme about "dehumanization" and the victory of computer control on mind, artificial image which illustrates the world of "Metropolis" or the novel "1984". A mechanical synth voice announces with repetition the title "Computer cold". "Pocket Calculator" is a humorous, nice track which describes the kind of "naive" funny, simplistic melody we could make with a pocket calculator..."It's more dun to compute" is an other dark, cold, abstract composition using the same kind of electronic gadgets and precise rhythms as in the opening tune. An enjoyable work and a must for electronic progheads.
philippe | 4/5 |


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