Kraftwerk beam themselves into the future by writing about home computers, and globalised electronic surveillance years before these phenomena truly come into being. A journey into the bright hopes and dark fears of the booming microchip revolution,
'Computer World' is a serenely beautiful and almost seamless collage of sensual melodies and liquid beatscapes. Tracks like 'Numbers' and 'Pocket Calculator', with their weightless bleeps and elastic beats, predict the silky rhythms of Chicago house and inspire a generation of Detroit techno artists. Kraftwerk's fanfare for the silicon age still sounds ageless, timeless and throbbing with invention.
In 2009, Kraftwerk have upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk are unique, pristine, profound and beautiful. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.
Kraftwerk Computer World Track Listing
1. Computer World
4. Computer World 2
5. Computer Love
6. Home Computer
7. It’s More Fun To Compute