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Confusing cover of electronic giants
on 15 August 2007
The reason I believe that people will want to own this recording is that they will be able to listen to an interpretation of some great Kraftwerk tracks.
They will get this here. But there's a snag.
What has been done here is in fact a direct substitution of the synthesizers for the string instruments. So what you have is some expert playing of string instruments quite accurately imitating synthesizers, note for note.
I suppose I was expecting a 'classicalisation' of the Kraftwerk, much in the way Senor Coconut 'Latinised' the band.
So if you are intimately familiar with the original Kraftwerk, you will not get any surprises here.
That said, Kraftwerk release a new album of material once a decade and this will fill the gap.