Radio-Aktivität

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
A concept album exploring themes of broadcast communications, Radio-Activity marked Kraftwerk's return to more obtuse territory, extensively utilizing static, oscillators, and even Cage-like moments of silence to approximate the sense of radio transmission; a pivotal record in the group's continuing development, the title track -- the first they ever recorded in English -- is their most fully realized electro-pop effort to date, while "The Voice of Energy" precipitates the robot voice so crucial to their subsequent work.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Ankeny
A concept album exploring themes of broadcast communications, Radio-Activity marked Kraftwerk's return to more obtuse territory, extensively utilizing static, oscillators, and even Cage-like moments of silence to approximate the sense of radio transmission; a pivotal record in the group's continuing development, the title track -- the first they ever recorded in English -- is their most fully realized electro-pop effort to date, while "The Voice of Energy" precipitates the robot voice so crucial to their subsequent work.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/6/2009
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • EAN: 5099930830127
  • Catalog Number: 08301

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Geiger Counter (1:07)
  2. 2 Radioactivity (6:42)
  3. 3 Radioland (5:51)
  4. 4 Airwaves (4:40)
  5. 5 Intermission (0:39)
  6. 6 News (1:17)
  7. 7 The Voice of Energy (0:55)
  8. 8 Antenna (3:42)
  9. 9 Radio Stars (3:34)
  10. 10 Uranium (1:27)
  11. 11 Transistor (2:14)
  12. 12 Ohm Sweet Ohm (5:38)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kraftwerk Primary Artist
Karl Bartos Percussion, electronic percussion, Electronic Drums, Group Member
Wolfgang Flür Percussion, electronic percussion, Electronic Drums, Group Member
Ralf Hütter Synthesizer, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Voices, Electronic Sounds, electronics, Group Member
Florian Schneider Synthesizer, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Voices, Electronic Sounds, Vocoder, electronics, Group Member
Technical Credits
Ralf Hütter Composer, Producer, drum machine, Artwork, Orchestration, Concept, Audio Production
Florian Schneider Composer, Producer, Concept, Audio Production
Emil Schult Composer, Producer, Artwork, Art Direction, Cover Design
Peter Bollig Engineer
Johann Zambryski Artwork
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  • Posted May 7, 2013

    The title track is very ominous and direct in the way the Police

    The title track is very ominous and direct in the way the Police would utilize on their hit "Invisible Sun" 6 years later. The second side uses a strong prescence of a vocoder. Only on "Radio Stars" is there a misfire, it sounds too distorted and unintelligible. The pioneering synth-kings score higher with the cutely-titled "Ohm Sweet Ohm". Not as catchy or brilliant as the classic "Autobahn" but then not every STAR WARS movie by George Lucas is "The Empire Strikes Back" either, and not every TV show produced by Michael Mann is "Miami Vice". Still, give this album a listen.

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    Posted January 6, 2010

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