Going by the other reviews on this page I thought I was in for a treat. Being a large Kraftwerk fan - and Tangerine Dream, and Klaus Schultze, and Tomita etc etc - I thought this was going to be more than it is.
OK, so the synth trumpets are a pain, and there is too much use of them in the early Movements (hiding the subtle Bolero rhythms), but the flatness and lack of life in the music (although Movement 4 is very Schultze) is a shame. Maybe I'm getting old, but classical music and synth stuff are normally more vibrant, where this is just wallpaper. It livens up later on, but it's a long wait...
Yes, I accept that this is a very subjective album to listen to - and opinions will vary wildly - but for me the album just takes too long to get into its stride. Maybe after a few more listens my opinion will change, but for now it's a let down - and those blasted trumpets over the early bits grate like a repeated foghorn blast!
Oh, and if you are burning this on to a CD (no gaps between tracks on this album folks!) then the gaps at the beginning and end of the MP3s will cause an audible click when the track changes even though the music doesn't stop and start. I converted the MP3s to Wave files, then chopped off the tiny fraction of a second of non-music, and then finally burned the disc - result, one smoothly flowing, click free, piece of music. Thanks for letting me have a non-protected MP3 so I can do this, Amazon, it is much appreciated. I like to listen to my music from a CD player, rather than a computer.