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I saw them in Boston last weekend, they were terrific. Granted, I'm not sure they weren't just surfing Facebook or something, but it all looked and sounded great.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 6 October 2015 23:26 (three years ago) Permalink

This one has sound (and Ralf being adorable but I didn't say that):

Dröhn Rock (Branwell with an N), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 06:37 (three years ago) Permalink

at work but double hell yeah

bonobo voyage (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 7 October 2015 09:17 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
three months pass...

F♯ A♯ (∞), Thursday, 24 March 2016 19:03 (three years ago) Permalink


glandular lansbury (sic), Saturday, 26 March 2016 00:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Is that the knitting pattern?

StanM, Saturday, 26 March 2016 04:27 (three years ago) Permalink

URL encoded utf8 by the look of it. It's a Japanese website and the path is in Japanese. If you look there are groups of 3 bytes all starting with e3, each of these groups is a character.

koogs, Saturday, 26 March 2016 06:39 (three years ago) Permalink for instance

koogs, Saturday, 26 March 2016 06:41 (three years ago) Permalink

Great video.

Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 29 March 2016 12:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Would it have killed them to film Florian more. :(

Sehr Kornisch (Branwell with an N), Friday, 1 April 2016 07:24 (three years ago) Permalink

wow, that is the highest quality transfer I have ever seen of the 1981 TV live special. if anyone comes across the rest of that in the same HD quality, please post back here, you can finally even see the shape of the switches & all their gear clearly

Milton Parker, Friday, 1 April 2016 16:57 (three years ago) Permalink

not HD, in fact terrible quality, but someone heard my prayer and filmed Florian chatting about synthesisers for 10 minutes!

Sehr Kornisch (Branwell with an N), Monday, 4 April 2016 08:56 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...
ten months pass...

We meet on the eve of the general election, and so, to break the ice, I tell him how, ever since the leaders debates in 2010, pictures of UK politicians stood sombrely at lecterns have come to be labelled by online wits as the “worst Kraftwerk gig ever”. Curious, Hütter looks at a picture on my phone of a besuited Gordon Brown, Nick Clegg and David Cameron, and nods in agreement: “Because there’s only three of them,” he says. “One missing.”

cast your vote for fully automated gay space luxury communism (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 June 2017 09:33 (two years ago) Permalink


frogbs, Friday, 16 June 2017 13:12 (two years ago) Permalink

oh my god no that cannot be real

he not like the banana (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 16 June 2017 13:17 (two years ago) Permalink

kraftwerk's deadpan humour is one of my favourite things about them

cast your vote for fully automated gay space luxury communism (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 16 June 2017 13:19 (two years ago) Permalink

i loled hard when i read that part of the interview this morning... glad to find someone posted it here.

new noise, Friday, 16 June 2017 19:12 (two years ago) Permalink

I liked this part too

Did it surprise Hütter when black audiences in New York and Detroit took it to their hearts and used it as a building block for hip-hop and techno?

“Yes and no,” he says. “Because I have white and black keys on my piano.”

frogbs, Friday, 16 June 2017 19:25 (two years ago) Permalink

to say i am buzzed to the max re tomorrow would be an understatement ...

mark e, Friday, 16 June 2017 19:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Has Ralf been listening to 'Ebony and Ivory'? :D

The Anti-Climax Blues Band (Turrican), Monday, 19 June 2017 15:50 (one year ago) Permalink

By the way, one thing I noticed in the CD box set is: Every track has very specific credits for words, music, every individual. Not seen that before..

Mark G, Monday, 19 June 2017 21:24 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

finally caved and bought the new CD boxset. it's quite good, the versions on discs 1-6 are more different than the originals (and The Mix) than I expected. kinda cool to see them rearranging the tracks and grouping the similar stuff together, i.e. the "Franz Schubert/Europe Endless" medley. I do think some of the magic is lost but they still sound great. new versions of "Airwaves" and "Antenna" are excellent. plus they turn "Telephone Call" into a real jam and just forego the vocals entirely. I'm on Disc 7 (the 3-D headphone version of "The Mix") and it's giving me a headache. Haven't heard the Tour de France disc yet, can't imagine it's much different though. still, worth the 40 bucks.

frogbs, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:01 (one year ago) Permalink

they turn "Telephone Call" into a real jam and just forego the vocals entirely

Anything to do with the fact that Karl Bartos sang it originally? And Ralf didn't like his vocal either - too emotional.

Tonight I Cut My Temple Teeth (Tom D.), Friday, 11 August 2017 15:13 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah that's probably exactly the reason.

funny to hear a 70 year-old Hutter sing "Sex Object". what a strange tune that is.

frogbs, Friday, 11 August 2017 15:25 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

HCMF40 (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - Radio 3)

The programme features music from the arch-experimentalist ensemble zeitkratzer and their tribute to the iconic German band Kraftwerk, with live performances of numbers from their critically acclaimed albums "Kraftwerk" and "Kraftwerk 2".

(disclaimer, i haven't listened to this yet)

koogs, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 09:25 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...
two months pass...

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