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More 90s than 70s, but a good starting place,
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This review is from: The Mix (Audio CD)
Kraftwerk have been on my radar of interest for several years, if somewhere in the background, but I never got around to buying an album because I didn't really know where to start, there not being a proper compilation available. Inspired by the publicity for the band's recent concerts in London, I decided it was time to take a chance, so I went for 'The Mix' as the nearest there is to a sampler.
I was pleased to find that, although the extended remixes smack more of the early 90s period (with all the acid synth bass and drum machine blip-blops one might expect) in which they were created rather than the 70s era which people tend to remember them for, the tunes I remembered still survived fairly intact and the CD fulfilled its purpose of making me want to hear more, if in the music's original form next time.
The rather charming retro-speak soundbites celebrating the likes of pocket calculators and home computers as being something magic and marvellous (which they are really), set to unforgettable hooks and little repetitive sounds, lodged in my head after just one listen, and the album (which makes great music to drive to) has been looping round on the car stereo since, which is really the best recommendation something can have.
Accept the 90s twist for what it is and settle in for an hour or so of synthesizer heaven next time you're stuck on the M1 - or, indeed, the autobahn.