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#17318 A Happy New Year

Posted by rasputin on 04 January 2014 - 01:48 AM

Dear Kraftwerk Fans,

 

I wish you all good health, happiness and godspeed for the new year

 

Ras


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#16637 Meeting with 1/2 of Kraftwerk

Posted by piąty on 03 July 2013 - 12:58 AM

Hello guys!

Now, five days after the concert in Poznan I calmed down. I won`t write another review. I was in the frontline, I saw and heard everything very well, as you, who were there, but the best thing happened to me on Saturday. I was looking for my platform on the railway station, when suddenly I noticed Ralf Hutter, Falk Grieffenhagen and Joerg Menningmann. They were standing, waiting for their train to Berlin. I started the conversation, but didn`t count on anything from their side. I was so wrong! Ralf Hutter was in very good mood, relaxed, smiled, even talkative! Mr. Grieffenhagen and Mr. Menningmann were also very kind. They started to look for the right platform and I stayed only with Mr. Ralf Hütter for a moment. I asked him many questions. He told me that they travel to Berlin, because they start to work hard on the 3D exhibition, which will take a place in Berlin from July 5th. We were talking about concert plans also. Mr. Ralf told me that Kraftwerk begins preparations for the next Retrospective shows, but now they are looking for a good place, "international museum", as he said, but we cannot expect German version of the Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 show  this year, so the concerts in Germany are not in plan. I didn`t ask about the 9th album, because I could expect the answer. I asked for the photo two times, but he kindly refused. He even asked me for help in looking for the right platform! I did it with the highest pleasure. We were talking for about 10 minutes, but i felt like it was maybe half an hour :). Then the train arrived ("Trans Europa Express" Mr. Ralf Hütter was joking) and they left Poznan and me on the platform. "What a day" I thought. It happened on Saturday, June 29th, at about 10:30 a.m. on the main railway station of Poznan City.


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#18202 Ralf Message to Ryuichi Sakamoto

Posted by Takachi ALP on 16 August 2014 - 03:18 AM

Last month, Ryuichi Sakamoto announced he was diagnosed with throat cancer and cancelled his future tour dates in order to focus on his recovery.

 

According to it, Ralf told a message towards Ryuichi in Japanese on the stage before performance "Radioactivity".

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He said:

"My friend Sakamoto Ryuichi - san. I Hope your speedy and full recovery."


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#16459 Kraftwerk Consoles Revealed

Posted by Starbug on 02 June 2013 - 05:11 PM

To summarize what has been figured out so far, with some of my own additions (see screenshots below for reference):

 

Ralf's console:

  1. Wireless headset and receiver
  2. iPad (autocue)
  3. custom-fitted controls (modulation/pitch wheels, keyboard volume/preset switches?)
  4. custom-fitted keyboard (61 keys)

Henning's console:

  1. Keyboard + touchpad (same as Fritz #6, looks very much like a Sony VAIO full-size keyboard, detached from the laptop. Maybe some lighting fixture on top for use in the dark) [REVISED: In fact should be complete bottom half of Sony VAIO laptops from Minimum Maximum tour (or newer version) with the original monitor detached, as has been reported earlier]
  2. Main monitor (4:3 desktop flatscreen, same make as Fritz #3 probably)
  3. ??? (8 extra faders with some buttons to the left maybe, clearly sits on top of #4) [REVISED: Probably Korg NanoKONTROL 2, black version http://korg.com/nanoseries2]

     

     

  4. "Novation ZeRO SL MkII" MIDI controller (http://novationmusic...rs/zero-sl-mkii)
  5. "Miditech i2 Control-25" USB MIDI keyboard  (http://www.miditech....-i2-control-25, silver edition) [REVISED: M-AUDIO Midiman Oxygen 8 (discontinued model) http://www.soundonso...manoxygen8.asp]

Fritz's console:

  1. ??? (appears to fit 4 MIDI cables + USB + power supply)
  2. iPad fitted in "Alesis iO Dock" (http://www.alesis.com/iodock)
  3. Main monitor (4:3, same make as Henning #2 probably)
  4. "Native Instruments MASCHINE" MIDI controller (http://www.native-in...e/?content=2107)
  5. "Steinberg CMC AI" Controller (CMC series is used to control Cubase parameters, http://www.steinberg...els/cmc_ai.html)
  6. Keyboard + touchpad (same as Henning #1)
  7. ??? (4 faders and 2 rotary knobs, maybe custom-fitted like on Ralf's console)
  8. Trackball for main monitor (appears to be "Logitech Trackman Marble" or similar model, http://www.logitech....n-marble?crid=8)
  9. "Doepfer R2M Midi Ribbon Controller" (http://www.doepfer.de/R2M.htm)

 

Falk's console:

  1. Main monitor (16:9, does NOT show video projections during concert. Kraftwerk uses Dataton WATCHOUT system to control stereo projections, as well as flanking LED screens used on selected concerts and lighting of the consoles themselves, so it seems reasonable to assume that this is what this screen is for. http://www.dataton.c...-for-kraftwerk1)
  2. Stereo monitor (display left and right components of video projections during concert)
  3. Apple keyboard
  4. M-AUDIO Trigger Finger MIDI Controller (discontinued model?, http://www.zzounds.c...tem--MDOTRIGGER)
  5. Trackball for main monitor (unknown make, probably an older Logitech or Microsoft model)
  6. ??? (looks like a video remote control, maybe for the monitors on the console itself, maybe for controlling the live projections too)

This is what I could take away from the video and what people have found out so far. Feel free to help out filling in the details! I may have missed some "special keys", since it's hard to make out some details in the video. The recent live videos from revealing angles should provide some additional hints if close attention is paid to what they are doing live, and comparison to some earlier revealing shots like on the Minimum Maximum DVD (if I recall correctly, Planet of Visions, Autobahn and Aero Dynamik MTV have the best shots) would be interesting too, if only to show how much has changed in 10 years.

 

Ralf's console is really simple, seems like he doesn't really have anything to worry about other than his own live performance. He even has a big tray for peanuts on the right! :) The keyboard lines he plays appears to be layered on top of pre-programmed ones much of the time, preventing simple mistakes from being clearly noticeable. But I could be wrong...

 

Henning really appears to be playing some of the lead synth lines on his keyboard though, like on Radioactivity and Tour de France '83, yet I can never recall hearing a missed note. Man-machine indeed!

 

Fritz has the most work to do it seems, using that iPad and ribbon controller all the time. I'm assuming he and Henning have different Cubase views running on their main screens.

 

Falk's console is very interesting, I suppose that MIDI controller could be just for the visuals but maybe he has some audio controls too. His console seems to have more equipment on it than Florian or Stefan had (both of which had plenty of space for a bottle of water for instance).

 

I think a really interesting insight to take away from this (although we kind of knew already) is that these consoles are extremely customizable and each performer makes it their own. It's not like Falk had to use all of Stefan's gear because it was built like that in the Kling Klang studio. In theory, without much technical work required any member of the live support staff could be "promoted" to stand on stage with their personal equipment if someone in the current lineup is missing, and any of them could just as well do their work from behind the stage or the mixing desk if they wanted to. Well, except for Ralf of course, it wouldn't be much of a Kraftwerk concert without him up there on the left end... :)

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#17631 Review

Posted by 808 on 10 April 2014 - 02:07 AM

Okay.

 

I know this is more than a week after the show that I'm posting this, but I had to do three things before I could write this. 1.) Return home to Massachusetts 2.) Recover from all the exhaustion from this vacation/adventure I had.  3.) Get my wi-fi connection at home to start working again.  I can tell you about what else I did on this adventure I had, as well as the story on how I had to buy a ticket to see Kraftwerk (if you like), but I'll, at least, post my report on my experience seeing Kraftwerk, so here it goes...

 

 

 

I arrived at the entrance to the United Palace a little before 5PM.  I went to walk around the building to explore, and I could hear them doing soundcheck as I was walking behind the United Palace.  "Metropolis" was playing.  That was a sure sign Ralf and the others are there!  

 

Back at the entrance, waiting for the doors to open (still pretty early), I could barely see some of the visuals through the doorway inside the venue (The entrance had windowed doors).  I could see a portion of some of the flashing, red and white pixilated letters.  Doesn't that sound like "The Robots"?  I knew it was going to be a historic night in my life. ^^

 

Minutes before 6:30, a guy comes out to pass out 3D glasses to those waiting in line.  Yep, we're getting closer...

 

Doors open 20 minutes later than scheduled, but nonetheless, I was already prepared for the first thing I was going to do when I got inside, go directly to the merchandise table and buy something.  I got a Man Machine t-shirt at the largest available size, XL (I'm 2XL, but it still fits fine).

 

7:15 - Fifteen minutes before the time the show's about to start, and I LITERALLY felt like an 8-year old on caffeine!  I had such an excitement overload, I had to tell those I was sitting next to and behind that I was going to go ABSOLUTELY NUTS during the show!  The show actually started at 7:50 with the robotic voice introducing Kraftwerk and the curtain opening.  LET THE AWESOMENESS COMMENCE!!!

 

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A few notes about the concert during certain songs:

 

"The Robots" - The song started off slow for the first few seconds before the tempo grew faster.  There I was dancing like a robot in my seat singing the lyrics.  The girl next to me seemed to have a good time!  We were having fun that was on steroids!

 

"Numbers"/"Computer World"/back to "Numbers" - I was as happy as I could get saying the numbers 1 through 8 in German as they appeared on the screen.  I was pointing to each of the numbers they were saying as they highlighted.  I was like a toddler watching Big Bird sing.  In short....I was just plain amused! Teeheeheehee.....

 

"The Man Machine" - Just like how "The Robots" started, "The Man Machine began at a low tempo for the first few seconds of the song before speeding up to its default tempo.  I just thought I'd throw that in this report.

 

"Spacelab" - I was rather surprised they were going to play this.  On the screen, you gotta love that view of the Earth's horizon.  You also gotta love the reaction from the audience when the 3D satellite came zooming in.  The video for the song ended with a flying saucer zooming toward a CGI-modeled Statue of Liberty, followed by a picture of the United Palace.

 

"Autobahn" - How could Kraftwerk not do this song at their live sets?  I pretended I was driving a car while this song was playing.  With the way the video shows a close view of the back of one of the cars, I looked like a tailgater when pretending to drive.  But, I try not to tailgate when actually driving.

 

"Tour De France"/"Tour De France 2003" - Kind of like me pretending to drive when "Autobahn" was playing, I pretended to be a cyclist when this was playing.  I have to admit that the 2003 version of "Tour De France" sounds really cool live.  It's much more fun hearing it live than the studio version.

 

"Airwaves" - Another surprise song I didn't expect they'd do.  Even more surprising is the next two songs they played...

 

"Intermission"/"News" - A big ring appears on the screen when "Intermission" plays.  Words in German come flying out of said ring when "News" plays.  And now, we move on to "Geiger Counter"...

 

"Geiger Counter"/"Radioactivity" - Instead of the "Sellafield 2" intro, we get "Geiger Counter" being the intro to "Radioactivity".  Lyrics were sung in both English and Japanese.  I got more chills than expected, especially since I'm already well familiar with the song.

 

That's it for notes on some of the songs.  Here's the full setlist:

 

01. "The Robots"

02. "Metropolis"

03. "Numbers"/"Computer World"/back to "Numbers"

04. "It's More Fun To Compute"/"Home Computer"

05. "Computer Love"

06. "The Man Machine"

07. "Spacelab"

08. "The Model"

09. "Neon Lights"

10. "Autobahn"

11. "Tour De France"/"Tour De France 2003"

12. "Airwaves"

13. "Intermission"/"News"

14. "Geiger Counter"/"Radioactivity"

15. "Trans Europe Express"/"Metal On Metal"

16. "Boing Boom Tschak"

17. "Techno Pop"

18. "Music Non-Stop"

 

Encore:

 

19. "Aerodynamik"

20. "Planet of Visions"

 

 

 

The only two problems during that night were the sound system (There were times I could barely hear them singing in "Metropolis", and times where some sound effects were longer than they should be.  I think the sound system staff should've looked checked these speakers better), and that they didn't do "Pocket Calculator" (Damn....)  But I had the most fun I could have in ages!  I remember saying "They booked Kraftwerk to play at a church because God, of course, loves Kraftwerk!" (The United Palace is both a concert theater and a church, just so you know.)  It was worth the trouble of trying to get a ticket and being a 4-hour bus ride from home to see them!  I was exhausted coming home, short on money, and my left hip and back were hurting from the adventure I had, and I am still very satisfied to see the four geniuses of Dusseldorf!  This was a major bucket-list accomplishment!  Now, when I die, I'll die with more satisfaction in my heart!

 

^_^

 

 

 

(P.S. I have pictures from the concert if you'd like to see them!)


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#13127 Audio

Posted by Starbug on 13 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

Here you go, this is my recording of the show.

My position was about 15-20 meters from the stage, just about between Ralf and Henning's consoles. This was nearly as close to the center as you could stand, as an isle was fenced off for the security guards in the middle, running all the way back to the sound booth.

I have filtered out some of the lowest frequencies for better listening, the bass was way too powerful during some of the songs, especially Planet of Visions, Computer Love and Tour de France, so some distortion was unavoidable. It sounded the same to my ears on the spot... But I wanted to stand close this time to fully enjoy the 3D, which by the way is awesome! B)

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#16428 Kraftwerk Consoles Revealed

Posted by Keep Werking on 01 June 2013 - 06:28 PM



Replaced old youtube video with this on Vimeo


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#16070 An interview with Ralf in Polish weekly paper 'Polityka'

Posted by piąty on 07 April 2013 - 04:28 PM

Hi. Ralf gave an interview to the one of most important, Polish weekly newspaper 'Polityka'.

Here you can find Polish version - http://www.polityka....politykapl.read

Below I paste my translation in English. I hope you will enjoy it.

 

 



 

168-hours work week


It has taken a long time for technology to catch Kraftwerk - says Ralf Hütter,
leader of the legendary group which comes in June for Malta Festival in Poznañ.



Mariusz Herma: Chamber gigs in Tate Modern or MoMA and in the meantime shows for teenagers on huge stadiums. Kraftwerk has got two separate careers?

 

Ralf Hütter:  If you know our history you should know that it just came full circle. In the late sixties we were strongly associated with
artists, because in Germany there was no real musical scene at that time - at least in British or American shape. We and all of our friends had an artistic pedigree. Painters, photographs etc. Those people had visual approach to the music. I was studying architecture. When in 1970 we founded Kling Klang Studio it was obvious for us that we will create there covers and other graphics too. Very often we played our concerts in museums or galleries, students` and jazzclubs. We were a small, German ensemble not particularly associated with the world of music. Only after success of Autobahn we stepped into the world of rock - Anglo-Saxon at once!


MH:  So rather an artistic group than music band?


Ralf Hütter: 'Multimedial" is the best word I think. It mates with electronic media, which are our domain. Creating sounds only would be boring for us. As listeners, we need variety too. It has been always like this. Looking from this perspective on our shows in Tate or MoMA, they turn out completely natural. Refreshing of Kraftwerk`s music in this context of modern art means placing it in it`s natural environment. Of course we are still an integral part of dance music or rock scene.

 

MH: And pop?


Ralf Hütter: When we come to Detroit, our friends connected with techno scene greet us. In New York - rappers. And so on. As you can see, it is impossible to close Kraftwerk in standard categories. We don`t like them, by the way. Because of this fact we use many different languages. For the shows in Poland we have translated words 'Pocket Calculator'. 'Jestem operator i mam minikalkulator. Ja dodajê, odejmujê, kontrolujê i komponujê. Ma³y klawisz naciskamy i melodiê wygrywamy'. (laugh) Of course I don`t speak Polish. I use phonetic alphabet. Song 'Radioactivity' we sing now also in Japanese with mention of Fukushima. In each country we cooperate with local artists and translators, because music is a language and language is a music.


MH: Do you remember your first visit in Poland?


Ralf Hütter: In 1981 we played some gigs, inter alia in Katowice and Warsaw. We also played and open air-show in Gdañsk ('Forest Opera' in Sopot). I think  those concerts were organized in cooperation with people from 'Solidarnoæ'. At least we felt an energy and enthusiasm of this movement all the time. Very valuable experience. We were surprised by huge amount of spectators from East Germany. We couldn`t play there. Our music was a part of underground there, so people were following us to Hungary or Poland. For the first time we played on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall after it`s fall. Any concrete wall can`t stop soundwaves. People knew all of our songs by heart.


MH: Passage of time didn`t harm Kraftwerk music. Invitations for youth events show it very well.


Ralf Hütter: Kraftwerk reminds a spacelab landing here and there with all this electronic equipment and can find itselfin every situation. Electronic music is a kind of global language, understood in different countries and cultures. Actually we recently played in Miami on
Ultra Music Festival and we go to Netherlands soon for Roskilde Festival. We will check out our 3D projections in open space, but before it we play an Asian tournee and not so long time ago we have played in South Africa.


MH: And how would you compare these experiences from the scene perspective?

 

Ralf Hütter: During the concert we are very concentrated on sounds, controlling of visuals and all parameters. Actual adaptation occurs much earlier: when we spread this our spacelab and customize to the new space. As you know, we use surround sound, which doesn`t function on big festivals at all, but we always try to match the music to the local environment to make it an integral part of the venue. The surround sound is the next step in this direction and at the same time implementation of our ambitions from 70`s. We were travelling with tons of analog devices and kilometers of wires, but finally nothing has worked as it should.


MH: According to this fact Kraftwerk stopped playing concerts for such a long time. Are you satisfied by modern tools?


Ralf Hütter: Definitely yes. In 21th century we use the tools that we dreamed of during last three decades of 20th century. In fact we have been performing our music perfectly for about ten years, since Minimum-Maximum era. It took a long time for technology to catch Kraftwerk.
(laugh)

 

MH: Can you count your time sacrificed for a music?


Ralf Hütter: The first band - Organisation - we formed with Florian Schneider back in 1966. Kling Klang Studio and same Kraftwerk arose in 1970. I was 24, so I was quite mature.


MH: Mature?


Ralf Hütter: People launch their careers in age of 15 or 16. We were at the finish of high school. Releasing Autobahn, we were almost 30. In respect of the age we were more like directors, painters, but we didn`t want a typical career at all, rather a living with art. I have even
created a term '168-hours work week'  according to the 45 or 50-hours work week in German industry. Workers have shared their life for work and relax. For us the art was to be the whole life. We were inspired by all it`s aspects: sport, literature, noise, classical music.


MH: And how does look such a life? Staying with Kraftwerk for such a long time was a good decision?


Ralf Hütter: Oh yes! When I was studying architecture I wasn`t motivated. I was thinking about sounds, images, books. Kraftwerk let me realize all of these passions: by composing, creating graphics or writing lyrics. My biggest dream came true and comes all the time.


MH: Many of visions from Kraftwerk songs came true too. In 70`s they seemed to be a pure futurism.

 

Ralf Hütter: In that time they were described as a 'nonsense'. We were attacked for our naivety. Now this energy comes back to us. Technological companies offer us their programmes, sound systems or 3D projection systems. We are lucky guys. Vision of the man-machine comes true during our shows. For two hours man and machine become one.


MH: Cycling is also one of threads in your music. It is your private passion by the way. Your songs about cycling are now covered by recent doping scandal.


Ralf Hütter:  Where dominates competition, there is also a monkey business and people are forced to do the things they wouldn`t normally
do. People make experiments with medicine in every sport disciplines. Kraftwerk`s approach to the cycling is completely different. It reminds our relation with music: it`s all about movement, man-machine duo; about freedom given by cycling through different landscapes - mountains, valleys, sounds also. That`s why I am delighted with the view of popularity of bikes in Germany, Netherlands or Belgium. Thousands of people are cycling  as they like, far from the records, doping andcompetition. They are looking for their own rhythm, balance, health.


MH: Your cycling soundtrack "Tour de France Soundtracks" was released 10 years ago. Still it is the last
Kraftwerk album.


Ralf Hütter: Really a decade ago? Oh yes, it was 100th anniversary of Tour de France. It took us a long time to modernize Kraftwerk to the current technological status. We reshaped the group into the mobile unit. Kling Klang Studio has been also modernized two times. It

became a modern computer system with no old-fashioned,analog machinery. We still work on the new music, but we have so much ideas and so much impulses from the outside...


MH: Your friend, David Bowie just came back with new songs after such a pause.


Ralf Hütter: Yes, I have heard some of them on the radio. It`s wonderful news. David Bowie is unbelievably dynamic personality. We need such a people.


MH: We can say the same about Kraftwerk.


Ralf Hütter: And we are still here. We have great band, technicians, we visit different places of the world and prepare completely new material. The 21th century begins for us right now.



 



 


 



 

 


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#15239 Video

Posted by Automorph on 13 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

A video I took last night of the second half of tonight's featured album. Again, I found hearing these more rarely played tracks live to be a revelation!

I stood a bit further back this time - better for the full surround sound effect, but not so good for an iPhone without effective zoom. Takes a while to focus at the start too, and then I'm afraid there's some shake as I'm bopping about a bit! :unsure:


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#14095 X-mas Goodies 2012

Posted by staggboy on 25 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

OK… time for something else a little bit different!

Here is Orbital's original version of Expo2000, as sent to Kraftwerk upon completion of their remix. The overwhelming difference to the familiar version - as issued on the Expo Remix release - is that it clocks in at 7'25" as opposed to 4'57". It is also not mastered, though sonically it sounds only marginally different to Kraftwerk's eventual treatment. I personally find it makes a lot more sense in this longer arrangement - I've never understand why Kraftwerk felt the need to edit it down.

http://db.tt/ux6Yb5Hx

The file was extracted to .wav from a CDR burned by Orbital themselves, so for this reason I would appreciate it if you only share on this forum; please avoid releasing it into the wild via Soulseek etc.

Happy Holidays!
Staggx
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#17149 Small piece of info about recent concert filming

Posted by lamusica on 24 November 2013 - 09:43 PM

http://www.holgersei...t-in-eindhoven/

 

 

Screen Plane finished the shooting of the Kraftwerk 2013 concerts with the shows in Eindhoven in October.
Kraftwerk choosed the Evoluon as the location for these concerts.

The Evoluon is a conference centre and former science museum erected by the electronics and electrical company Philips in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, in 1966. Since its construction, it has become a landmark and a symbol for the city. The building designed by architect Louis Christiaan Kalff is unique due to its very futuristic design, resembling a landed flying saucer.

 

After filming the background 3D footage in 2011, Screen Plane shot a series of concerts in the Duesseldorf K20 Kunstsammlung and five concerts in London’s Tate Modern in the amazing Turbine Hall in the beginning of 2013.
The project was challenging because the concerts include a 3D projection thru the entire show, which had to be maintained during filming. It’s the first project we know of, filming 3D in 3D.

I was the stereographer on the Eindhoven Shows, we shot on Alexa cameras with Angenieux zoom 16-42 mm on the Production Rig.

dop: Sebastian Cramer
stereographer: Holger Seidel


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#16386 Kraftwerks Workstation photos

Posted by MenschMaschine on 29 May 2013 - 08:29 PM

problem solved!

 


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#15154 Review

Posted by ks5572 on 10 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

SUNDAY 10th FEB,,,, a review of the first 4 tate shows... more to follow
It's my day off today and I thought I would write a few words....I have done all 4 at the Tate concerts and they are very different every night, but one thing that is there at every show is the fans which are making the shows very special to me...(a review of Dusseldorf to follow) At these shows like Dusseldorf the fans are buzzing with excitment. I am meeting people who recognise me from the past, the internet or by name many of which I have never seen before.The lengths that people have gone to to see these shows just to see the one show are amazing which are including pawning things and selling things on ebay to afford to go which makes me realise how lucky I am to have seen all 4 shops at the Tate and the 10 at Dusseldorf. Also meeting people who wave at you just because your wearing the same t shirt... and fans standing enjoying every track or dancing in their own style to a track that they love they love.
The shows itself are great Autobahn was really great with crisp sound in 3d.., I was very tired though and i wish I was more pumped up for it than I was....but it was great to see.
After a really good nights sleep I was well up for a radioactivity show which of the 8 was the most enjoyable for me in Dusseldorf and it didnt dissapoint. Again the crisp 3d sound was there esp on space lab where the beginning started of spacelab and started at one side of the room went to the back and went around the room until the last intro note ended at the front speaker on the ceiling, that was amazing to hear.
I could not really fault the sound at Trans Europe Express although many have esp on hall of mirrors which I did not notice due to enjoying the backdrops so much.... of course Ralf missing lyrics and Falke on Tour de France messing up the visuals..
At The Man Machine the sound sounded crisp like autobahn... and the 3d very noticeable on Tour de France. I was at the front for the last 2 tracks and there are speakers under the stage pumping out the music making everything shake but brilliantly.
The highlight for me was meeting Ralf and Frits pre radioactivity show who very kindly signed all the records and posters I had to offer for signing. Sitting talking to Ralf about how cold London, Dusseldorf was, the Tate Autobahn concert comparing it to the Dusseldorf concerts and then reminicing about the Manchester velodrome concert will live for me forever.... Once they had kindly signed the items I then thanked them when Ralf asked me to write a good review of the shows and thanked me for all my work I had done towards the band. I asked Frits where Henning and Falke were and to my amzement he went to get them and they came over to sign my Tate posters to... totally amazing......... such a memorable time. more to follow... computer world tomorrow,.... and I celebrated my anniversary, Man Machine at the Tate was my 40 Kraftwerk concert.
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#15027 Video

Posted by Automorph on 08 February 2013 - 02:42 PM

My Virgin broadband has been frustratingly sluggish this morning and I now have to leave for London again, so these are the only other ones (since Geiger Counter / Radioactivity) I have so far managed to get on to YT:







One more single chunk to upload from the Radio-Activity album performance and I'll leave that upload going when I leave now (Radio Stars / Uranium / Transistor / Ohm Sweet Ohm)
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#14628 Video

Posted by suchosch on 22 January 2013 - 11:01 PM






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#13543 Retrospective 12345678 - Düsseldorf

Posted by bcass on 11 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

well, for you guys who got tickets for Radioactivity night, get ready to catch AIRWAVES and ANTENNA, PLEASE! I beg you.

If I don't get a complete set of recordings this year everyone will get an automatic ban.
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#18989 A Happy New Year

Posted by rasputin on 31 December 2014 - 02:56 AM

I wish you, and all your loved ones,
good health, happiness and Godspeed for 2015
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#16308 Video

Posted by summicron502 Ruckzuck on 17 May 2013 - 12:03 PM

 

ENCORE!!!

 


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#14345 Audio

Posted by rasputin on 15 January 2013 - 01:35 AM

Here another Teaser

Spiegelsaal
Attached File  Spiegelsaal.mp3   6.73MB   49 downloads
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#13501 1981.09.07 - Japan, Tokyo, Nakano Sun Plaza

Posted by summicron502 Ruckzuck on 08 November 2012 - 03:29 PM

This live recording by audience is very rare previously and upsets the whole recording data of the Kraftwerk Archive all over the world!!!!

The well-known Kraftwerk live recording of Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, Japan in 1981 to the manias has been a line-recording for the broadcast of Japanese Radio Program in these days, and it has been said the data of line-recording was 7th September.
That is memorable date of the first performance of Kraftwerk in Japan. :)

However, on according to the comment of website I got this from, this audience recording data is 7th September, and radio broadcasted recording is 8th September actually! :blink:

As far as I know, many live archive of Kraftwerk fans' websites featuing us Electric Cafe have been noting the date of Nakano recording (i.e. Radio broadcast one) date is 7th September through the bootleg index.
So it would upset the live recording date of Nakano Sun Plaza in '81 on the Kraftwerk Fun Forum all over the world if true! :wacko:

I was searching for the truth of this audience recording. and was discussing with other Japanese Electric Cafe members before making this topic.I couldn't have conclusive proof it was recorded on that day or not. :(

But I just can say almost Yes -_- by those reasons :

1. They played Dentaku and the version is that I never heard before.
2. All songs versions are difference completely I never heard before too.
3. The audience were really quiet like a classic concerts as Ralf interviewed about Japanese audience of the day. :blush:

So I decided to make a topic and share this audio as real 7th September Recording.

Unfortunately the encore song "It's More Fun To Compute" are not included and some songs are missed or broken...but we feel so lucky we still could still find such a rare recording. :rolleyes:

Many thanks to AutumnLeaf Projekt.

Enjoy!
  • Intro
  • Numbers
  • Computer World
  • Computer Love
  • Home Computer
  • The Model
  • Neon Lights
  • Autobahn
  • Autobahn 2
  • (Suite) Radioactivity
  • The Hall Of Mirrors
  • Showroom Dummies
  • Trans-Europe Express*
  • Pocket Calculator ~ Dentaku
  • The Robots* *incomplete song
​Enjoy
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