The shine has never faded. Back in the mid seventies this band hit the big time with the first true Electronic music that gave way to the synthersizer 'eighties' and dance music of the 'nineties'. We sometimes forget how influentual this group really were, they broke the mould and made computers into main stream musical instruments. Now in an age of dance tunes that have to be sorted like the wheat from the Chaff, Kraftwerk return with a stylised tune that strips back to the basics that they set out. Expo 2000 not only is a good tune it reminds us of the standard set all those years ago by the wizards of electronic music. Just Buy it!!
after hearing their 'Expo 2000 (Kling Klang Mix 2002) on the radio I went out and bought the single mostly out of curiosity.I thought the track was great, but you do get what I consider a superior track on it which is the 'Expo 2000 (Kling Klang Mix 2000)' which is just beautiful sonic washes of sound.The 2 radio edits I'm sure played some sort of role,although I read that it was a jingle of nothing more than a few seconds for the Expo itself.I would buy it just for the second track, although the third one is nice and funky, so I guess it depends on your mood.
I was recently trying to discover which album the track 'Planet of Visions' on Minimum Maximum hails from , and am pleased to have now found it here . This E.P is 4 versions of 'Planet of Visions' under another name ; excellent techno music from Kraftwerk , as per usual !
This single is Kraftwerk's first for several years now, and it shows. They have moved on a little, the once-ground-breaking electronica and beats have now become predictable ambience, but this does not make it any less of a great song. Yet another triumph for the masters of the Electronic Dance Music!