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The Man-Machine - excerpt


The Man-Machine (coloured LP)

Label: Parlophone, Kling Klang

Format: coloured LP

Genre: Electronic

In stock


**180g translucent red vinyl, Includes full-size 12-page booklet and picture inner sleeve.** "The Man-Machine is closer to the sound and style that would define early new wave electro-pop - less minimalistic in its arrangements and more complex and danceable in its underlying rhythms. Like its predecessor, Trans-Europe Express, there is the feel of a divided concept album, with some songs devoted to science fiction-esque links between humans and technology, often with electronically processed vocals (The Robots, Spacelab, and the title track); others take the glamour of urbanization as their subject (Neon Lights and Metropolis). Plus, there's The Model, a character sketch that falls under the latter category but takes a more cynical view of the title character's glamorous lifestyle. More pop-oriented than any of their previous work, the sound of The Man-Machine -- in particular among Kraftwerk's oeuvre -- had a tremendous impact on the cold, robotic synth pop of artists like Gary Numan, as well as Britain's later new romantic movement."

Cat. number: 5099996602218
Year: 2020

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