Big band, great album

Big band, great album

Computer World (de) (Audio CD)

Customer Review

Kraftwerk albums (also the new great "TDF soundtracks") are meant to be completely heard hardly a band succeeds in a so varied "Flow" to produce their "products". So it is with me with this truly prophetic album, which you can hear by spellbound from the first to the last note repeatedly (and must).
"Computer World" from 1981 is certainly one of the highlights in the back catalog of the Düsseldorf "man-machine" in many internet Fan Polls and surveys it is seen as the "All-time favorite". Kraftwerk took themes such as computerization of the international business world and their data use or abuse ("Computer World", "numbers") and the chat ("Computer Love") in advance, Prießen the fun factor on computer games ("Home / It's more fun to compute") , and delivered on a self-ironic reckoning with the enemies of electronic music ("Calculator"). Musically they lay, as already re an important basis for current trends like hip hop ("Numbers" was just like "Trans Europe Express", by "Africa Bambaataa" in his song "Planet Rock" quotes) on their previous albums and Detroit House, the subsequent techno ("It's more fun to compute" is the main source of inspiration of the early US-techno scene in the mid 80s).
Of this aside I have to wonder again how "power plant" succeed with their music to create emotions, a feat which its many countless imitators do not like really succeed: "Computer Love" has been rightly described as "Electronic Blues" a beautiful, warm, human song with dreamy melodies, "Computer World" in turn is paranoia pure, the prophetic line "Interpol and / guide today 'the future / Computer for the small business / computer for the home") let a shiver down running back, "Numbers" and "calculator" are funny, funky tracks and "home computer" and "It's more fun to compute" is likely to be still playable today in every techno club well.
Big band, great album.

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