Kraftwerk to reissue seminal albums

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Undoubtedly, the influence of German electro pioneers Kraftwerk is still being felt across modern electronic and dance music today, with everyone from Justice and Daft Punk to Radiohead and Coldplay owing a thing or two to the Kraut innovators. As such, it was a dream come true to have the machine-men themselves grace the stage at last year’s inaugural Global Gathering festival, but if you’re hungry for some more minimal electronic perfection then look no further than the upcoming re-issues of some classic Kraftwerk records.

According to Pitchfork, Kraftwerk have been oiling up their android cogs and are readying the re-release of a swag of material from their back catalogue as part of their new boxset, fittingly titled 12345678: The Catalogue. The expanded package will contain personally remastered copies of seminal Kraftwerk albums Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans-Europe Express, The Man Machine, Computer World, Techno Pop, The Mix and Tour De France. That’s a lot of Kraftwerk!

The total 12345678: The Catalogue package is due to drop on October 6th overseas, so keep your eyes peeled for a local release date soon. In the meantime we’ll be practicing our best robot impressions in the mirror.

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reubot

reubot said on the 20th Aug, 2009

Remastered...so in other words they jacking up the sound level and removing the dynamic range... ...No thanks

JamesRaymond

JamesRaymond said on the 21st Aug, 2009

i doubt kraftwerk would do something like that reubot, and if your that anal about your dynamic range the you'd know to buy the vinyl version. let the botz do their thang

Dj Logik

Dj Logik said on the 21st Aug, 2009

Reubot, the mastering is being done by an ex-Neumann/Radio BDR engineer. I guarantee there will be no loudness war with these releases.

reubot

reubot said on the 21st Aug, 2009

Ok hopefully it will be all good