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K2PROJECT - K2Project (CD/Digital Download)

 
SZYMON KALISKI - For Isolated Recollections (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KARMACOSMIC - Music for Tantra & Meditation (cd)

 
CAROLA KASSNER - Planetary Voyage (CD)

 
KEBU - Perplexagon (CD/LP)

 
KEBU - To Jupiter and Back (cd)

 
DAREN KECK - Quiet Hillside (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
KELLER & SCHöNWäLDER - Long Distances (cd)

 
DETLEF KELLER - The Breakfast Event (CD/Digital Download)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Lagoon of Eternity (Deep Skies 2) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Andromeda (Deep Skies 4) (CD/Digital Download)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light from Orion (Deep Skies 1) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Light of the Pleiades (Deep Skies 3) (cd)

 
KEVIN KENDLE - Winter (cd)

 
ANTHONY PAUL KERBY AND TOMAS WEISS - Distant Shadows (CD/Digital Download)

 
JOHN KERR - Embracing the Inevitable (CD/Digital Download)

 
KETTEL - Myam James 2 (cd)

 
KETTEL - Myam James Part I (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Into the Infinite (cd)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Pathways (CD/Digital Download)

 
CHAD KETTERING - Voices of the Ancients (cd)

 
AL GROMER KHAN - Music from an Eastern Rosegarden (cd)

 
KINESIS - Beyond the Galaxy (cd)

 
FRANCOIS KIRALY AND CHARLES CREVIER - Calypso (cd)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & JAJA - Cosmos Vol. 1 (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN & LANDRU - Waterfront (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Elements in Motion (cd-r)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Formations (cd-r/Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Isolated Landscapes (Digital Download)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Melting Point (cd-r)

 
RAN KIRLIAN - Sleeper (cd-r)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Antimatter (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Beyond the Deep (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Celestial Movements (CD/Digital Download)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Un viaggio attraverso l’Italia (cd)

 
BERND KISTENMACHER - Utopia (cd)

 
KITARO - Daichi / (From the) Full Moon Story (Lp/CD)

 
KITARO - Impressions of the West Lake (cd)

 
KITARO - Oasis (cd)

 
KITARO - Ten Kai/Astral Trip/Astral Voyage (Lp/cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fluxus Quo (cd)

 
GREG KLAMT - Fulcrum (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - The Age of Numbers (cd)

 
KLANGWELT - Weltweit (cd)

 
FRANK KLARE - Digitalic (cd)

 
KLOOB - Solid Foundations (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
CHRISTIAN HøY KNUDSEN - Hav (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Arctisonia (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Etherea (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Konnektions (CD)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Luminosity (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - MantraSequent (CD/Digital Download)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Momentium (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Quadranteon (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Radiate (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Sequentaria (cd)

 
JEFFREY KOEPPER - Terrelektra (CD)

 
WLADYSLAW KOMENDAREK & PRZEMYSLAW RUDź - Unexplored Secrets of REM Sleep (cd)

 
MARIO KONRAD - Spirit Cave (CD/Digital Download)

 
MARIO KONRAD - Submerging (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - The Man Machine (cd)

 
KRAFTWERK - Trans Europe Express (cd)

 
KRUSSELDORF - Fractal World (Digital Download)

 
KUBUSSCHNITT - Entropy’s Evolution (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Railroad Paths (cd)

 
KONRAD KUCZ - Vita Contemplativa -Litania- (cd)

 
KURTZ MINDFIELDS - Journey Through the Analog Adventure (45 Years of (CD-r/Digital Download)

 
KURTZ MINDFIELDS - The Dreaming Void (Lp/Digital Download)

 
KWOOK - Skywave (cd)

 
KWOOK - Unidentified Feathered Object (cd-r)


KRAFTWERK
The Man Machine
CD, EMI, 1978
"The Man Machine" was released in Mai 1978 and is still regarded as one of the best recordings of Kraftwerk. The cover features the four musicians in red outfit looking East, which implies they see themselves as music-workers inspired by the Stalin-regime.

Already known in those days for their static live-performance, "The Man Machine" emphasises the robotic aspect in their music. The six tracks all breath discipline, its melodies sound utmost simple as the electronic drums stay repetitive all the way through.

Ralf Hutter once said in an interview in 1981 that the album brought "man and machine together in a friendly partnership of musical creation". The musical outcome is straightforward mechanical, minimal and rather cold music, but always with a human sense glowing inside of it.

"The Man Machine" contains the classic electronic love-song "The Model/Das Model". Four years after the initial album-release it became a huge hit in 1982, reaching no. 1 in the British Charts.
We also find the Fritz Lang-inspired "Metropolis" and the hypnotizing "Neon Lights".

All in all, this album would be of everlasting influence on New Wave acts like Gary Newman, New Order, John Foxx and alike.

© Bert Strolenberg

 
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