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on 21 September 1999
Much better than Tim Barr's book on the same subject, since it doesn't waste space trying to tackle all the people and movements that were influenced by Kraftwerk. Also, the author managed to interview the members of the band, giving us a deep insight about how they see themselves. It's also a great book to be introduced to Kraftwerk's music, since it follows the band's career album by album. Wonderful, honest and serious work. Read it!
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on 16 April 1999
This book really documents well the story of this seminal group from Dusseldörf.Well written as well by french author Pascal Bussy it is now an essential milestone in the history of electronic music but music in general also...While the story line don't appear to show us more about the personnal life of Ralf &Florian it does contain some interesting facts(Get to know that those cats are in love with classical music & "The kinks"!) Perhaps the book shows us a more spiritual view of Kraftwerk,the message of Ralf &Florian clearly states that to change the world you gotta change yourself first.Also,the story shows that despite making some amazing music, Kraftwerk are probably just some ordinary people...And to me this the most revelant detail about them,they don't take anything for granted and are just glad and thankful if not flattered that people listens to their music at all.I guess that some rock star should imitate their attitude then there would be less of this silly attitude in R&R which consist on placing the artist before the music;foolish in itself!That's why Kraftwerk are not giving interviews and refuse to talk about themselves:they are just ordinary people who are doing something different!The myth that they have created is now huge:they have created the perfect synthesis between Man & Machine as exposed in this book.Kraftwerk will undoubtely go down in the history of music as genius:genius of ideas,strutures,mathematics,concepts,and of course melody.They will go down as well as people such as John Cage,Karlheinz Stockhausen,Holger Czukay & Manüel Göttsching as genius of electronic music. And also as well as more mainstream artist like James Brown,Serge Gainsbourg or MilesDavis.No doubt,this book is the moment to rediscover where "the Autobahn,the Trans-Europe Express,the Radioactivity,the Man Machine & Computer World were really leading".And the moment to share their dystopian view of the world.
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on 22 June 1999
Can't say much that hasn't already been said by the reviewers. It is very fascinating to see the educational background of the Hutter/Schneider core and the thought that went behind their music. They remain unrivaled in their scope of impact and it's great to know they are still brewing things in the present that may one day see the light of day.
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on 16 April 1999
This book really documents well the story of this seminal group from Dusseldörf.Well written as well by french author Pascal Bussy it is now an essential milestone in the history of electronic music but music in general also...While the story line don't appear to show us more about the personnal life of Ralf &Florian it does contain some interesting facts(Get to know that those cats are in love with classical music & "The kinks"!) Perhaps the book shows us a more spiritual view of Kraftwerk,the message of Ralf &Florian clearly states that to change the world you gotta change yourself first.Also,the story shows that despite making some amazing music, Kraftwerk are probably just some ordinary people...And to me this the most revelant detail about them,they don't take anything for granted and are just glad and thankful if not flattered that people listens to their music at all.I guess that some rock star should imitate their attitude then there would be less of this silly attitude in R&R which consist on placing the artist before the music;foolish in itself!That's why Kraftwerk are not giving interviews and refuse to talk about themselves:they are just ordinary people who are doing something different!The myth that they have created is now huge:they have created the perfect synthesis between Man & Machine as exposed in this book.Kraftwerk will undoubtely go down in the history of music as genius:genius of ideas,strutures,mathematics,concepts,and of course melody.They will go down as well as people such as John Cage,Karlheinz Stockhausen,Holger Czukay & Manüel Göttsching as genius of electronic music. And also as well as more mainstream artist like James Brown,Serge Gainsbourg or MilesDavis.No doubt,this book is the moment to rediscover where "the Autobahn,the Trans-Europe Express,the Radioactivity,the Man Machine & Computer World were really leading".And the moment to share their dystopian view of the world.
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on 16 April 1999
This book really documents well the story of this seminal group from Dusseldörf.Well written as well by french author Pascal Bussy it is now an essential milestone in the history of electronic music but music in general also...While the story line don't appear to show us more about the personnal life of Ralf &Florian it does contain some interesting facts(Get to know that those cats are in love with classical music & "The kinks"!) Perhaps the book shows us a more spiritual view of Kraftwerk,the message of Ralf &Florian clearly states that to change the world you gotta change yourself first.Also,the story shows that despite making some amazing music, Kraftwerk are probably just some ordinary people...And to me this the most revelant detail about them,they don't take anything for granted and are just glad and thankful if not flattered that people listens to their music at all.I guess that some rock star should imitate their attitude then there would be less of this silly attitude in R&R which consist on placing the artist before the music;foolish in itself!That's why Kraftwerk are not giving interviews and refuse to talk about themselves:they are just ordinary people who are doing something different!The myth that they have created is now huge:they have created the perfect synthesis between Man & Machine as exposed in this book.Kraftwerk will undoubtely go down in the history of music as genius:genius of ideas,strutures,mathematics,concepts,and of course melody.They will go down as well as people such as John Cage,Karlheinz Stockhausen,Holger Czukay & Manüel Göttsching as genius of electronic music. And also as well as more mainstream artist like James Brown,Serge Gainsbourg or MilesDavis.No doubt,this book is the moment to rediscover where "the Autobahn,the Trans-Europe Express,the Radioactivity,the Man Machine & Computer World were really leading".And the moment to share their dystopian view of the world.
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