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3.52 | 309 ratings

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the philosopher
3 stars It ain't hard to get some sympathy for Autobahn; a nice set-up of minimalistic synth-pop with some naive sang ( Fahren, fahren, fahren auf die Autobahn!). The overall idea of hearing cars passing by and starting the record with some engines starting is great.

The sound of the record however is in great contrast of their image: man with ties on stage. Their image is like professional business men, while their music sounds simplistic and joyfull. Autobahn is an optimistic record with only a short darker sounding song on the second side. My visualisation is like full-grown men playing with cars!

The titletrack deserves almost four stars for this easy-listening, yet enjoying composition. The experimental part of this track is far from avant-garde and contains just some trial and error effects with synthesizers which works out quiet good, but takes a bit too long. The second side however is not good enough to credit this record as an excellent addition, because of the tiresome ending track. The record as a whole is without complexity and sometimes a bit booring, but with nice easefull moods which can be enjoyed while studying or waking up.

A well-known record in synthesizer music, but not a recommendation for prog-addicts: after all this is far more pop oriented then prog. About 3,5 stars.

the philosopher | 3/5 |


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