Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

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Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991)
5 x Vinyl Rip 16/44 | Flac(Image + Cue) > 1261 Mb
MP3 CBR 320Kbps > 507 Mb | Artwork > 710 Mb
Klingklang, Toshiba-EMI, Warner Bros.
Pop, Rock, Electronic, Electro, Krautrock, Industrial Rock

During the mid-'70s, Germany's Kraftwerk established the sonic blueprint followed by an extraordinary number of artists in the decades to come. From the British new romantic movement to hip-hop to techno, the group's self-described "robot pop" – hypnotically minimal, obliquely rhythmic music performed solely via electronic means – resonates in virtually every new development to impact the contemporary pop scene of the late- 20th century, and as pioneers of the electronic music form, their enduring influence cannot be overstated. Kraftwerk emerged from the same German experimental music community of the late '60s which also spawned Can and Tangerine Dream; primary members Florian Schneider and Ralf Hütter first met as classical music students at the Dusseldorf Conservatory, originally teaming in the group Organisation and issuing a 1970 album, Tone Float, in the U.K. Schneider and Hütter soon disbanded Organisation, re-christening themselves Kraftwerk (German for "power station"), beginning work on their own studio (later dubbed Kling Klang), and immersing their music in the fledgling world of minimalist electronics; their 1971 debut, titled simply Kraftwerk 1, offered a hint of their unique aesthetic in its earliest form, already implementing innovations including Schneider's attempts at designing homemade rhythm machines.

A series of lineup shifts followed, and at one point Hütter even left the group; however, by the release of 1972's Kraftwerk 2, he and Schneider were again working in tandem. Recorded without a live drummer, the album's rhythms relied solely on a drum machine, creating a distinctly robotic feel without precedent – the concept of purely technological music was, at the time, utterly alien to most musicians, as well as listeners. A series of well-received live performances followed before Kraftwerk began work on their breakthrough third LP, 1973's Ralf and Florian; honing their many ambitions down to a few simple yet extraordinarily innovative concepts, their music began growing more and more revelatory – even their clean-cut, scientific image was in direct opposition to the dominant pop fashions of the time. Kraftwerk's first album to be issued in the U.S., 1974's Autobahn was an international smash; an edited single version of the epic title track was a major hit at home and abroad, and in America the previously unknown group reached the upper rungs of the pop albums chart. Performed in large part on a Moog synthesizer, Autobahn crystallized the distinctive Kraftwerk sound while making the group's first clear overtures towards conventional pop structure and melody, establishing a permanent foothold for electronic music within the mainstream.

Kraftwerk resurfaced in 1975 with Radio-Activity, a concept album exploring the theme of radio communication; indicative of the group's new global popularity, it was released in both German and English-language editions, the latter appearing early the following year. Train travel emerged as the subject of 1977's Trans-Europe Express, which marked an increased movement towards seeming musical mechanization; the line became even further blurred with the follow-up, 1978's aptly titled The Man Machine, a work almost completely bereft of human touches. By this time, the members of Kraftwerk even publicly portrayed themselves as automatons, an image solidified by tracks like "We Are the Robots." Having reached the peak of their influence, however, the group disappeared from view, the first of many extended absences to follow; they did not return to action prior to 1981's Computer World, a meditation on the new global dominance of technology – a society their music long ago predicted and pre-dated. After topping the British charts with the single "Computer Love," Kraftwerk again vanished, enjoying a five-year layoff culminating in the release of 1986's Electric Cafe. By now, however, pop music was dominated by synthesizers and drum machines, and the group's stature flagged; but for a 1991 best-of collection titled The Mix, they remained silent during most of the decade. They finally released a new single, "Expo 2000," in late 1999, and surprised fans by announcing tour dates. On the recording front, Kraftwerk celebrated the centennial anniversary of the Tour de France with a new version of their 1983 single "Tour de France," and followed with a full album (Tour de France Soundtracks) in August 2003. The live record Minimum-Maximum followed in 2005.

by Jason Ankeny, allmusic
Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]


Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991):

Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL01 - Autobahn (1974):
US LP 1977 Mercury Records, SRM-1-3704

01. A1. Autobahn [22:41]
02. B1. Kometenmelodie 1 [06:27]
03. B2. Kometenmelodie 2 [05:51]
04. B3. Mitternacht [03:46]
05. B4. Morgenspaziergang [04:14]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-02-25 12:21:29

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Analyzed: KRAFTWERK / Autobahn (RE 1977)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -3.54 dB -20.93 dB 22:41 01-A1. Autobahn
DR14 -5.38 dB -23.71 dB 6:27 02-B1. Kometenmelodie 1
DR13 -5.73 dB -21.39 dB 5:52 03-B2. Kometenmelodie 2
DR15 -5.71 dB -27.06 dB 3:46 04-B3. Mitternacht
DR15 -8.62 dB -30.62 dB 4:14 05-B4. Morgenspaziergang
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Number of tracks: 5
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 96000 Hz / PCM Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 1180 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL02 - The Man Machine (1978):
JP LP 1985 Toshiba-EMI Ltd, ECS-63028

01. A1. The Robots [06:13]
02. A2. Spacelab [05:54]
03. A3. Metropolis [06:04]
04. B1. The Model [03:44]
05. B2. Neon Lights [08:53]
06. B3. The Man Machine [05:35]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-02-25 12:21:42

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Analyzed: KRAFTWERK / The Man Machine [Japan, ECS-63028]
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 0.00 dB -17.52 dB 6:13 01-The Robots
DR14 -0.28 dB -17.82 dB 5:54 02-Spacelab
DR15 -1.27 dB -19.63 dB 6:04 03-Metropolis
DR14 0.00 dB -16.39 dB 3:44 04-The Model
DR17 0.00 dB -19.27 dB 8:53 05-Neon Lights
DR15 -1.93 dB -20.14 dB 5:35 06-The Man Machine
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR15

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 811 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL03 - Computer World:
JP LP 1981 Toshiba-EMI Ltd., EMS-9103

01. A1. Computer World [05:09]
02. A2. Dentaku [04:56]
03. A3. Numbers [03:20]
04. A4. Computer World 2 [03:21]
05. B1. Computer Love [07:17]
06. B2. Home Computer [06:18]
07. B3. It's More Fun To Compute [04:15]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-02-25 12:21:55

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Analyzed: KRAFTWERK / Computer World [Japan, EMS-91030]
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR14 -1.15 dB -17.37 dB 5:09 01-Computer World
DR14 -1.08 dB -18.66 dB 4:57 02-Dentaku
DR16 -1.41 dB -20.46 dB 3:20 03-Numbers
DR14 -0.81 dB -18.78 dB 3:21 04-Computer World 2
DR12 -1.58 dB -17.18 dB 7:17 05-Computer Love
DR14 -0.89 dB -18.81 dB 6:18 06-Home Computer
DR13 -2.58 dB -17.90 dB 4:15 07-It's More Fun To Compute
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Number of tracks: 7
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 785 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL04 - Electric Cafe:
US LP 1986 Warner Bros. Records Inc., 1-25525

01. A1. Boing Boom Tschak [02:57]
02. A2. Techno Pop [07:42]
03. A3. Musique Non Stop [05:46]
04. B1. The Telephone Call [08:03]
05. B2. Sex Object [06:52]
06. B3. Electric Cafe [04:17]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-02-25 12:22:08

––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––––
Analyzed: KRAFTWERK / Electric Cafe
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -0.21 dB -17.98 dB 2:57 01-A1. Boing Boom Tschak
DR14 -1.44 dB -17.52 dB 7:42 02-A2. Techno Pop
DR14 -0.13 dB -17.80 dB 5:46 03-A3. Musique Non Stop
DR15 -0.12 dB -17.93 dB 8:03 04-B1. The Telephone Call
DR15 -1.31 dB -18.48 dB 6:52 05-B2. Sex Object
DR14 -1.46 dB -17.58 dB 4:18 06-B3. Electric Cafe
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Number of tracks: 6
Official DR value: DR14

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 786 kbps
Codec: FLAC

Kraftwerk: Collection (1974 - 1991) [Vinyl Rip 16/44 & mp3-320]

Tracklist VNL05 - The Mix (1991):
DE 2 x LP 2009 Klingklang Studio, STUMM 309

01. A1. Die Roboter [08:53]
02. A2. Computerliebe [06:36]
03. B1. Taschenrechner [04:33]
04. B2. Dentaku [03:26]
05. B3. Autobahn [09:27]
06. C1. Radioaktivitat [06:54]
07. C2. Trans Europa Express [03:21]
08. C3. Abzug [02:17]
09. C4. Metall Auf Metall [05:01]
10. D1. Heimcomputer [08:02]
11. D2. Musik Non Stop [06:38]

foobar2000 1.2.9 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2017-02-25 12:22:23

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Analyzed: KRAFTWERK / The Mix (RM 2009)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR15 -1.21 dB -17.42 dB 8:53 01-A1. Die Roboter
DR12 -1.19 dB -14.76 dB 6:37 02-A2. Computerliebe
DR13 -2.85 dB -17.87 dB 4:34 03-B1. Taschenrechner
DR13 -1.81 dB -17.47 dB 3:26 04-B2. Dentaku
DR12 -2.17 dB -17.25 dB 9:27 05-B3. Autobahn
DR14 -1.36 dB -16.80 dB 6:54 06-C1. Radioaktivitat
DR14 -1.62 dB -17.95 dB 3:21 07-C2. Trans Europa Express
DR13 -1.28 dB -16.60 dB 2:17 08-C3. Abzug
DR13 -1.85 dB -17.81 dB 5:02 09-C4. Metall Auf Metall
DR12 -1.26 dB -14.79 dB 8:03 10-D1. Heimcomputer
DR13 -1.30 dB -16.49 dB 6:38 11-D2. Musik Non Stop
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Number of tracks: 11
Official DR value: DR13

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 16
Bitrate: 870 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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