The Man-Machine

The Man-Machine

by Kraftwerk
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The Man-Machine

The Man-Machine is closer to the sound and style that would define early new wave electro-pop -- less minimalistic in its arrangements and more complex and danceable in its underlying rhythms. Like its predecessor, Trans-Europe Express, there is the feel of a divided concept album, with some songs devoted to science fiction-esque links between humans and technology, often with electronically processed vocals ("The Robots," "Spacelab," and the title track); others take the glamour of urbanization as their subject ("Neon Lights" and "Metropolis"). Plus, there's "The Model," a character sketch that falls under the latter category but takes a more cynical view of the title character's glamorous lifestyle. More pop-oriented than any of their previous work, the sound of The Man-Machine -- in particular among Kraftwerk's oeuvre -- had a tremendous impact on the cold, robotic synth pop of artists like Gary Numan, as well as Britain's later new romantic movement.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2009
Label: Astralwerks
UPC: 5099930830226
catalogNumber: 08302

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kraftwerk   Primary Artist
Karl Bartos   Percussion,electronic percussion,Electronic Drums
Wolfgang Flür   Percussion,electronic percussion,Electronic Drums
Ralf Hütter   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices,Electronic Sounds,Vocoder,electronics
Florian Schneider   Synthesizer,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Voices,Electronic Sounds,Vocoder,electronics

Technical Credits

Kraftwerk   Producer
Karl Bartos   Composer
Ralf Hütter   Composer,Producer,Orchestration,Concept,Cover Art
Leanard Jackson   Engineer
Florian Schneider   Producer,Concept
Joschko Rudas   Engineer
Karl Klefisch   Art Direction

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