Autobahn – Kraftwerk (1974)


Autobahn is the fourth studio album by German electronic band Kraftwerk, released in November 1974. It was the band’s first album to fully embrace the repetitive electronic sound they would become known for, although organic instruments still remained part of their sonic palette, and was inspired by the titular German highway system. Autobahn is not a completely electronic album, as violin, flute, piano and guitar are used along with synthesizers. The title track features both untreated and vocoded vocals; the remaining tracks are purely instrumental. Kraftwerk used a Minimoog, an ARP Odyssey, an EMS Synthi AKS, a Farfisa Professional Piano and various devices of their own design and implementation, such as their famous electronic drums. The title track is intended to capture the feeling of driving on the Autobahn: from traveling through the landscape, the high-speed concentration on the fast lane, to tuning the car radio and the monotony of a long trip. …”
Wikipedia
Classic Album: Kraftwerk’s Autobahn
Kraftwerk Autobahn (Video)
YouTube: Autobahn full

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