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Kraftwerk - Kraftwerk 2 album
  • Performer Kraftwerk
  • Title Kraftwerk 2
  • Date of release 2015
  • Country Germany
  • Style Krautrock
  • Other formats FLAC AC3 WMA ADX MP2 ASF RA
  • Genre Electronic
  • Size MP3 1691 mb
  • Size FLAC 1943 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 323

Kraftwerk is the debut studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk. It was released in Germany in 1970, and produced by Konrad "Conny" Plank. Chief Kraftwerk members Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider used two drummers during the recording of the album; Andreas Hohmann and Klaus Dinger. Their playing provides the music with a rock edge

Comparing 'Kraftwerk 2' to the group's self-titled debut, it discreetly shows a tiny drift towards the synthetic pattern many are more comfortable with. The opening number 'Klingklang' (a term which would later serve as their fifth 'accompaniment' in the wake of a recording studio), creates this beautiful repetitive sequence, singlehandedly informing the two of their crucial albums released by mid-seventies - 'Ralf und Florian' and most notably, 'Autobahn'. Here it is quite notable that Kraftwerk try out ideas, delivered by their then-former bandmates Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother on their own debut album as Neu! 'Spule 4' adds a flirt with the exotic, a bit nightmarish LSD-trip; still there is too much silence interrupted with intrumental fillers that albeit growing towards the end of the piece, get nowhere particular.

Kraftwerk 2 is the second studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released in January 1972. Kraftwerk 2 was entirely written and performed by founding Kraftwerk members Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider in late 1971, with the sessions produced by the influential Konrad "Conny" Plank.

Kraftwerk 2 is the second studio album by Kraftwerk (third if Tone Float is counted), released in January 1972.

Album Name Kraftwerk 2. Type Album. Data de aparición 1972. Estilo MusicalNew-Wave. Miembros poseen este álbum2. 4. Spule 4. 5. Wellenlänge. Saber más. Other productions from Kraftwerk. Tour de France Soundtracks. Boing Boom Tschak - A Tribute to Kraftwerk.

Stripped down to the Hütter/Schneider duo for this release, and again working with Conrad Plank as coproducer and engineer (this album alone demonstrates his ability to create performances combining technological precision and warmth), Kraftwerk here start exploring the possibilities of keyboards and electronic percussion in detail. Given that the band's drummers were gone, such a shift was already in the wind, but it's the enthusiastic grappling with drum machines and their possibilities that makes Kraftwerk 2 noteworthy

Kraftwerk's second album is a mixed bag of excellent moments and failed experiments. It is a better example of their latter works than the debut is since the debut album has no synthetysers on it. The first track is a sidelong one named after their studio and represents a series of improv over a slowly evolving but endless electronic rythm. One can actually ear the foundations of New Wave music some 10 years before its birth. don't let this scare you there is plenty for a proghead to like on this side of vinyl.

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Two years later they released their second album titled simply Kraftwerk 2. In 1973 the group released Ralf und Florian. The band Kraftwerk continued releasing albums with Radio-Activity in 1975, Trans-Europe Express in 1977, The Man-Machine in 1978, Computer World in 1981, Electric Café in 1986 and Tour de France Soundtracks in 2003. Kraftwerk is considered to be one of the most important musical acts in rock history based on how influential the band has been across the board of musical genres

Tracklist

A1 Klingklang 17:36
A2 Atem 2:57
B1 Strom 3:52
B2 Spule 4 5:20
B3 Wellenlänge 9:40
B4 Harmonika 3:17

Credits

  • Producer – Florian Schneider-Esleben*, Ralf Hütter
  • Producer, Engineer – Conrad Plank*

Notes

Comes in a single cover.
Tracklist on insert sheet.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6305 117 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips 6305 117 Germany 1972
6305 117 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial, Blu) Philips 6305 117 Unknown
9118 003 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, RE) Philips 9118 003 France 1977
CR 0424-2 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Crown Records CR 0424-2 Italy 1996
6305 117D Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, W/Lbl) Philips 6305 117D Germany Unknown

Tracklist

A1 Klingklang 17:36
A2 Atem 2:57
B1 Strom 3:52
B2 Spule 4 5:20
B3 Wellenlänge 9:40
B4 Harmonika 3:17

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Star Studio Hamburg

Credits

  • Co-producer – Conny Plank
  • Composed By, Guitar, Flute, Bells, Violin, Mixed By – Florian Schneider
  • Composed By, Organ, Electric Piano, Bells, Harmonica, Bass, Drum Machine – Ralf Hütter

Notes

Marbled Green vinyl release of Crown records Bootleg without '2' on the cover.

Unknown Numbers.

Credits an recording studio aren´t on this release.
Source: Pascal Bussy, Kraftwerk, Piper 1995, ISBN 3-492-18408-1, Page 43 to 47

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, etched): 6641 077-3 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, etched): 6641 077-4 D

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
6305 117 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Philips 6305 117 Germany 1972
6305 117 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial, Blu) Philips 6305 117 Unknown
6305 117 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, RE, Unofficial, Gre) Philips 6305 117 Germany 2015
9118 003 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk 2 ‎(LP, Album, RE) Philips 9118 003 France 1977
CR 0424-2 Kraftwerk Kraftwerk ‎(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Crown Records CR 0424-2 Italy 1996


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