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3.34 | 148 ratings

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4 stars This self-titled debut from the first real incarnation of Kraftwerk out of the ashes of Organisation is more of the krautrock style that dominated Tone Float, except this album shows further experimentation. The music on this album sounds closest to a mixture of Amon Duul II, Sun Ra, and Neu!

Kraftwerk's electronic music is iconic and is what they are famous for, but their krautrock material is of very high quality. I'd rank this up top with Electric Free Sound by Gila and the best Can music, and it's really a shame that the early Kraftwerk albums are on a slight level of obscurity outside of this progressive rock community.

I'd have to say the stand out tracks on this album are the last two, "Megaherz" and "Von Himmel Hoch", which are basically bizarre kosmische sonic experiments for keyboard and manipulated guitar. Not exactly anything with a clear beat to follow, but it is fantastic for fans of the avant- garde scene.

Highly recommended obscure krautrock by future progressive robo-electro pop kings.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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