Kraftwerk

The Man-Machine (2020 Reissue)


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Limited LP : Translucent Red Vinyl / 16-Page Booklet

German Version : 'Die Mensch-Maschine' - Translucent Red Vinyl

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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 urbanisation 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.

Tracklist

A1 The Robots
A2 Spacelab
A3 Metropolis
B1 The Model
B2 Neon Lights
B3 The Man-Machine

Soundwave

https://youtu.be/2FRG4V7ZK5A