Autobahn

Autobahn

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by Kraftwerk
     
 

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Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the…  See more details below

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Although Kraftwerk's first three albums were groundbreaking in their own right, Autobahn is where the group's hypnotic electronic pulse genuinely came into its own. The main difference between Autobahn and its predecessors is how it develops an insistent, propulsive pulse that makes the repeated rhythms and riffs of the shimmering electronic keyboards and trance-like guitars all the more hypnotizing. The 22-minute title track, in a severely edited form, became an international hit single and remains the peak of the band's achievements -- it encapsulates the band and why they are important within one track -- but the rest of the album provides soundscapes equally as intriguing. Within Autobahn, the roots of electro-funk, ambient, and synth pop are all evident -- it's a pioneering album, even if its electronic trances might not capture the attention of all listeners.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/08/2009
Label:
Astralwerks
UPC:
5099996601419
catalogNumber:
66014

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kraftwerk   Primary Artist
Wolfgang Flür   Percussion,Electronic Drums
Ralf Hütter   Organ,Synthesizer,Guitar,Piano,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices,electronics,Electronic Drums
Klaus Roeder   Guitar,Violin
Florian Schneider   Synthesizer,Flute,Drums,Keyboards,Voices,Vocoder,electronics,Electronic Drums
Klaus Roeder   Guitar,Violin

Technical Credits

Ralf Hütter   Lyricist,Artwork
Konrad Plank   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Florian Schneider   Lyricist
Emil Schult   Lyricist,Artwork
Johann Zambryski   Artwork

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Autobahn 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i bought this back in the 70's on l.p. and fell in love with electronic music ever since. i have other albums by kraftwerk but this one is a must have.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Get ahold of it any way you can! Of course the best way is to get the original album. Side 2 is virtually unlistenable, however... very boring. But Autobahn itself may very well be the greatest synthesizer song in history. So Kraftwerk are forgiven! When you hear the "cars" whooshing by in stereo, you'll also forgive the cheesy robotic German lyrics! And you'll be singing them for the rest of your life, guaranteed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago