It is the weakest song on the album and yet still has the power of trance if you let it into your brain. Though I find Radio-Activity almost unlistenable, I would say that Autobahn and Trans-Europe Express are the finest moments in the group's career. I also admire each song in its essence. I was encapsulated by the ultra strange starkness and alien-techno shifts into futurism and beyond. The album contains 6 compositions, and most are of a high quality. You're running through the Kafkaian city escaping an invisible threat, like Blade Runner, a few years before! Posted Thursday, June 15, 2006 Review 81210 Although electronic music is not my favorite genre, I do appreciate several groundbreaking, innovative and if you want provocative artists that expanded new dimensions of popular music and music in general. Bass Style: sigh, programmed loops Other Instruments: Nein You are not likely to enjoy this album if: you want to hear instruments beside synthetic programmed loops.
Punk music may have aimed to shake the rock establishment foundations, but Kraftwerk did it without spitting at the audience nor sticking safety pins on their faces. Posted Saturday, April 23, 2011 Review 438040 The Minimal Machine Sub-genre: Progressive Electronic For Fans of: Klaus Schulze, early Tangerine Dream, flashing lights and mirrored disco balls. Opening track, 'The Robots', created a bit of a stir at the time and sets the scene immediately - an industrial, robotic alien with processed vocals and a catchy melody - in fact, the album through is full of delicious melodies. The Man-Machine Die Mensch-Maschine is packed with classics like The Robots, The Model and Metropolis that are great fun to sit through. Possibly the best album from the 'showroom dummies' phase - 4 stars.
Sharp, clean and enhancing the energy in the music. Die Mensch-Maschine had synthesis that really sounded like they were simultaneously going back to the drawing board while spinning more poppy arrangements. The woman later is the centre of religious rituals that involve her being lifted by several men, including her love interest played by , speaking in tongues, baptism and exorcism. The dummies were used later during concerts Kraftwerk were not interested in direct political statements and the 'Man-Machine' is mainly a Fashion and Art statement, that would lead indirectly to the point of no return. Overall The Man-Machine Die Mensch-Maschine is probably the crown achievement of Kraftwerk's career but it's hardly an excellent addition to any prog rock music collection.
I reserved my Kraftwerk 5-star for their stunning live album Minimum Maximum that has most of their classic tracks and also resolved most of the sound problems here. It is precisely this kind of subtlety a factor that might as well be appreciated by a prog fan. Of course, the beats are repetitive and the music is very much synthesized. I had heard nothing like it and craved more, going as far as getting hold of every Kraftwerk vinyl album I could find. Short, catchy, simple and conventional in structure but not in sound , this electronic ditty gave them their biggest hit and probably inspired many Synth Pop groups of the early 80's to write similarly catchy electronic tunes. But this band were a pioneer in the style and many artists were inspired by their music.
It has everything that anyone would expect from this group, but with an added sophistication that isn't so present on their other albums. Recommended to anyone into spacey electronic music. Archived from on 15 February 2015. Metropolis paints a picture of high, very high lifeless buildings that ascend to the sky, and then it covers the minutia, the people under the structures; The Model is the most pop track in the album, and I think the music fits the lyrics and the subject perfectly, like the soundtrack for some vacuous person; Neon Lights has a lot of light, luminosity, it is a shining track, especially in the middle section; The Man-Machine lacks all soul, the music doesn't know where to go, even though the same idea is repeated all the way through the track. Here a polyphonic synth sound dominates the track, the single word lyrics simply functioning as another electronic instrument. Neonlicht is too repetitive for my taste though, and soon gets boring.
With only six tracks to chose from, it is perhaps churlish to select favourites, but I will anyway. How do you describe this music? This was also an inspirer of what would be called the cold wave a little later. Plinky-plonky keyboards rigidly patter out the melody of this Tuetonic pop tune as Ralf Hütter's sexless vocals recites the the hilarious lyrics in my mind only 'We're filthy Roboters'. I know that would be the nature of electronic-machine-made music. Almost needless to say, the most interesting of the two eras is the former. Neon Lights is similarly catchy, but a bit more elaborated.
Now, here comes the question: does a review on this album belong in a prog music e-zine? Spacelab is an early highlight on the album, it is one of the spaciest songs on the album and contains some of my favourite synth sounds, there is also greta melody here which particularly surprised me I never really expected it from electronic music. This album is Kraftwerk's masterpiece, the result of several years of patient development of what was then a new aesthetic of 'pure' electronic music. It was a subtle revolution. They tend to be played as monophonic synth renditions supported by repetitive electronic rhythms. This robotic tune is rather fun and playful at the beginning, but repeats itself without much variations and therefore tends to become a little monotonous. Download Free What Kind Of Man Florence The Machine Audio Music Online? This is by no means a bad thing especially since this release is probably most enjoyable of the band's album for me! Such is the simplistic style and emphasis on moods that in 50 years time such music will probably have become the norm for new age records.
At almost 9 minutes it is the longest on the album, and by and large it follows the Familiar Kraftwerk template. Poori duniya diwani tere thumke di maar di, Hath khade. The Vocoder vocals over this entirely electronic track sets the scene. I listened to the album in German, but I don't think that really affects the nature of the songs too much; most of the vocals are heavily modified and simply serve as another texture in the mix. Posted Thursday, September 24, 2009 Review 241135 I recently visited a second hand record shop which was full of crusty old, mildew-ridden vinyl, and I stumbled across 3 copies of 'Computer World' 1981 , so what did I do when I got home, I pulled out this record instead, an album I don't spin often enough. It is usually a pretty safe way to go, but it can fail pretty harshly. So let me say something, this is not the typical prog rock record that us, the prog lovers will love at first sight, so if you are open to something electronic then I highly recommend you this album, if you are not open, then continue with the kind of prog you prefer.
Posted Monday, January 11, 2016 Review 1510437 Kraftwerk's best album 4. Does it have a whole lot to do with the genre of progressive rock? This Punjabi song featuring Warina Hussain. Fortunately the rest of the release makes up for that flaw although the bitter sweet taste remains. Free Mp3 What Kind Of Man Florence The Machine Audio? Every day there'd be a different guitar sound. The singing on the track however is devoid of distortion or effects, being, dare I say almost human. Since their begining Kraftwerk was interested in combining music and art.
As other reviewers have pointed out, however, there is more than enough subtlety and complexity here to satisfy the broad minded prog listener, and the influence of this album on music of the last 25 years cannot be overstated. This is what they do here rather than create something radically new. The second side is also good but contains a few lengthy moments. Whereas in former records there were still hints of social commentary, the 'Man-Machine' run on it's own closed circuit. On the surface, their music may strike some as a bit goofy, but beneath it lies a complex world of meticulously arranged synth sequences and electronic sounds only few could dream of assembling in such a way. These compositions might not be as innovative as other some of Kraftwerk's previous efforts, most notably Autobahn or Radio-Activity, but what good is innovation if it doesn't lead to a product of this quality? By this stage Kraftwerk were using solely self built or custom built equipment, with not a conventional instrument to be heard.