Label: Baron Music - B.M.-157 • Format: Cassette Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Poland • Genre: Electronic • Style: Electro, Synth-pop
Released in , following the great trilogy that was Autobahn, Radio-Activity and Trans-Europe Express, Man Machine saw Kraftwerk lose the edge of the TEE and replace it with the plastic percussion and radio friendly synths that would serve from then on (Electric Cafe excepted.)/5().
· 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 /10(K).
It's now been 26 years since Kraftwerk released "The Man Machine", the second of the classic trilogy of albums started with 's "Trans Europe Express" and concluded with 's "Computer World". I'm gonna have to disagree with the London reviewer a couple of reviews below, and believe that the album has clearly stood the test of time/5().
· So, The Man-Machine is even more rhythmically brutal and beautiful than before, and is also Kraftwerk’s most consistently catchy album. Not only in terms of its most famous tracks: the proto-electro snap of ‘The Robots’ and the peerless, can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head Euro-funk of ‘The Model’, which was so far ahead of its time that it would go on to become a UK number one three years later.
The Man-Machine (German title: Die Mensch-Maschine) is the seventh studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk, released in May It includes the singles " The Model " and " The Robots ", and also " Neon Lights ".
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