Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

KRAFTWERK / Autobahn (1974)

I have friends that like dance music.  I hate it.  I look through their CD collection, they look through mine, and after shaking our heads for 20 minutes we discover the only similarity is Kraftwerk.  This is music for everyone, or no one.  Autobahn is a masterpiece.  Track one is 22 minutes long and simulates a drive on the German expressway.  I'm not kidding.  It has whooshing cars, horns, Moog bass, synth that actually works and happy vocoded vocals.  It’s soothing and so very catchy.  The remainder of the album is equally as odd.  The template by which all electronica is measured.  You'll be singing the chorus on your first listen.

Songs of Note: AutobahnMorgenspaziergang

5 drive drive drive on the Autobahn out of 5

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