Kraftwerk

Trans Europa Express

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Kraftwerk

Trans Europa Express

Out of Stock

Die Deutschen Aufführung von Trans Europa Express!

German Version. Kraftwerk celebrate Europe's romantic past and shimmering future  with a glistening panorama of elegance and decadence, travel and technology.

The infinite vistas of Europe Endless and Endless Endless bookend the album, which includes the unsettling kafka-esque fable The Hall of Mirrors and Showroom Dummies - Kraftwerk's elegantly ironic reply to critiques of their deadpan manner. But it is the streamlined rhythmic locomotive of Trans Europe Express which dominates with its doppler-effect melodic swerves and hypnotic, pneumatic, piston-pumping rhythm. Along with its sister track, Metal on Metal which New York DJ Afrika Bambaataa would re-construct five years later for his own seminal Planet Rock, this milestone in avant-pop modernism later becomes a crucial influence on the early pioneers of hip-hop and sampling, electro and industrial music. Poetry in motion.

+ Clear vinyl. 

Artist / Kraftwerk
Label /Parlophone
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