20170421

Kraftwerk 3-D The Catalogue to be released in multiple formats

After having been hinted at and talked about for years, it seems Kraftwerk are now finally ready to reveal their three-dimensional magnum opus. Kraftwerk The Catalogue 3-D, with live material recorded 2012-2016, will be released by Parlophone in multiple formats, and in English and German versions, late May 2017.



Do we need it? Will we buy it? Is this the end of Kraftwerk in 3D? We will see. Anyway, find all known editions in English listed below (with mention of German language editions, where known).

The 4 disc Blu-ray edition


Four blu-ray discs in a 12"x12" board box with lift-off lid. English language. Comes with a 228 page hardback book.

There will also a German language edition of the Blu-ray box, as indicated by this tweet from Kraftwerk.

Disc 1 contains live versions of the albums Autobahn, Radio-Activity, Trans-Europe Express and The Man-Machine in three separate versions; 5.1, Stereo and Headphone Surround 3D audio.

Disc 2 contains live versions of the albums Computer World, Techno Pop, The Mix and Tour De France Soundtracks in three separate versions; 5.1, Stereo and Headphone Surround 3D audio.

Disc 3 contains the following "bonus content":
  1. Autobahn (Bonus Content)
  2. Kometenmelodie1 (Bonus Content)
  3. Kometenmelodie2 (Bonus Content)
  4. Mitternacht (Bonus Content)
  5. Morgenspaziergang (Bonus Content)
  6. Geiger Counter (Bonus Content)
  7. Radioactivity (Bonus Content)
  8. Radioland (Bonus Content)
  9. Airwaves (Bonus Content)
  10. Intermission (Bonus Content)
  11. News (Bonus Content)
  12. The Voice Of Energy (Bonus Content)
  13. Antenna (Bonus Content)
  14. Radio Stars (Bonus Content)
  15. Uranium (Bonus Content)
  16. Transistor (Bonus Content)
  17. Ohm Sweet Ohm (Bonus Content)
  18. Trans Europe Express (Bonus Content)
  19. Metal On Metal (Bonus Content)
  20. Abzug (Bonus Content)
  21. Franz Schubert (Bonus Content)
  22. Europe Endless (Bonus Content)
  23. The Hall Of Mirrors (Bonus Content)
  24. Showroom Dummies (Bonus Content)
  25. The Man Machine (Bonus Content)
  26. Spacelab (Bonus Content)
  27. The Model (Bonus Content)
  28. Neon Lights (Bonus Content)
  29. The Robots (Bonus Content)
  30. Metropolis (Bonus Content)

Disc 4 also contains "bonus content":

  1. Numbers (Bonus Content)
  2. Computer World (Bonus Content)
  3. It's More Fun To Compute (Bonus Content)
  4. Home Computer (Bonus Content)
  5. Computer Love (Bonus Content)
  6. Pocket Calculator (Bonus Content)
  7. Dentaku (Bonus Content)
  8. Electric Cafe (Bonus Content)
  9. The Telephone Call (Bonus Content)
  10. House Phone (Bonus Content)
  11. Sex Object (Bonus Content)
  12. Boing Boom Tschak (Bonus Content)
  13. Techno Pop (Bonus Content)
  14. Music Non Stop (Bonus Content)
  15. The Robots (Bonus Content)
  16. Computer Love (Bonus Content)
  17. Pocket Calculator (Bonus Content)
  18. Dentaku (Bonus Content)
  19. Autobahn (Bonus Content)
  20. Geiger Counter (Bonus Content)
  21. Trans Europe Express (Bonus Content)
  22. Metal On Metal (Bonus Content)
  23. Abzug (Bonus Content)
  24. Home Computer (Bonus Content)
  25. Boing Boom Tschak (Bonus Content)
  26. Techno Pop (Bonus Content)
  27. Music Non Stop (Bonus Content)
  28. Planet Of Visions (Bonus Content)
  29. Tour De France (Bonus Content)
  30. Prologue (Bonus Content)
  31. Etape 1 (Bonus Content)
  32. Chrono (Bonus Content)
  33. Etape 2 (Bonus Content)
  34. Vitamin (Bonus Content)
  35. Aero Dynamik (Bonus Content)
  36. Elektro Kardiogram (Bonus Content)
  37. La Forme (Bonus Content)
  38. Regeneration (Bonus Content)

The 2 disc Blu-ray & DVD edition



Two disc edition: one DVD and one Blu-Ray disc, both with 5.1 audio. The Blu-ray disc holds a 77 minute 3D video (2D compatible) and 5.1 audio live recording. The contents of the DVD is a bit more unclear, but seems to be a 2D video DVD. Could also be an audio DVD. 

DVD tracklist:

  1. Autobahn (5.1 mix)
  2. Geiger Counter (5.1 mix)
  3. Radioactivity (5.1 mix)
  4. Trans Europe Express (5.1 mix)
  5. Metal On Metal (5.1 mix)
  6. Abzug (5.1 mix)
  7. The Man Machine (5.1 mix)
  8. Numbers (5.1 mix)
  9. Computer World (5.1 mix)
  10. Boing Boom Tschak (5.1 mix)
  11. Techno Pop (5.1 mix)
  12. Music Non Stop (5.1 mix)
  13. The Robots (5.1 mix)
  14. Tour De France (5.1 mix)
  15. Prologue (5.1 mix)
  16. Etape 1 (5.1 mix)
  17. Chrono (5.1 mix)
  18. Etape 2 (5.1 mix)
Blu-ray tracklist:

  1. Autobahn (5.1 mix)
  2. Geiger Counter (5.1 mix)
  3. Radioactivity (5.1 mix)
  4. Trans Europe Express (5.1 mix)
  5. Metal On Metal (5.1 mix)
  6. Abzug (5.1 mix)
  7. The Man Machine (5.1 mix)
  8. Numbers (5.1 mix)
  9. Computer World (5.1 mix)
  10. Boing Boom Tschak (5.1 mix)
  11. Techno Pop (5.1 mix)
  12. Music Non Stop (5.1 mix)
  13. The Robots (5.1 mix)
  14. Tour De France (5.1 mix)
  15. Prologue (5.1 mix)
  16. Etape 1 (5.1 mix)
  17. Chrono (5.1 mix)
  18. Etape 2 (5.1 mix)

The 8 Album, 9 record Vinyl Box Set



The full Catalogue vinyl experience, with the 12345678 series of albums. 9 pieces of heavyweight vinyl in a board slipcase. Album no. 7, The Mix, is a double album, and is recorded in "headphone surround 3D" quality. 

Records included: 
  1. Autobahn
  2. Radio-Activity
  3. Trans-Europe Express
  4. The Man-Machine
  5. Computer World
  6. Techno Pop
  7. The Mix (1st record, Headphone Surround 3D audio)
  8. The Mix (2nd record, Headphone Surround 3D audio)
  9. Tour De France 

The 8 CD Box Set


Similar to the vinyl box above, but with the material on 8 CDs. Comes in a board box with lift-off lid, and with a 16 page booklet. As with the vinyl box edition, The Mix is provided in Headphone Surround 3D audio. 

CDs in the box set: 
  1. Autobahn
  2. Radio-Activity
  3. Trans-Europe Express
  4. The Man-Machine
  5. Computer World
  6. Techno Pop
  7. The Mix (Headphone Surround 3D audio)
  8. Tour De France 

Double Vinyl Album Edition:



The double vinyl album edition contains the same 77 minute abridged version of the 12345678 series as the Blu-Ray & DVD edition above. 

Record 1:
  1. Autobahn (3-D)
  2. Geiger Counter (3-D)
  3. Radioactivity (3-D)
Record 2:
  1. Trans Europe Express (3-D)
  2. Metal On Metal (3-D)
  3. Abzug (3-D)
  4. The Man Machine (3-D)
Record 3:
  1. Numbers (3-D)
  2. Computer World (3-D)
  3. Boing Boom Tschak (3-D)
  4. Techno Pop (3-D)
  5. Music Non Stop (3-D)
Record 4: 
  1. The Robots (3-D)
  2. Tour De France (Live)
  3. Prologue (3-D)
  4. Etape 1 (3-D)
  5. Chrono (3-D)
  6. Etape 2 (3-D)

20160602

Robert Görl - Glücksritter

With Gabi Delgado churning out music, some might have wondered what his DAF colleague Robert Görl has been up. We saw him release the digital single "Schwarze Engel" on iTunes and Napster in 2009, and he posted the track "Rachel" on Soundcloud in 2011. But apart from that, not much has been made public.

Schwarze Engel:


Rachel:


Well, it turns out that he's got a new album out now. The album is called "Glücksritter" and it looks like this:



Weirdly though, in this particular case, having a new album out doesn't mean that it's been released. At least not in any traditional, physical (or digital) format. Instead, "Glücksritter", will only be performed live. A few live recordings have surfaced on YouTube, and it sounds rather promising. Hoping to see this released in some format, that doesn't necessarily involve travelling to Germany and attending a gig, at some point.

This is apparently the tracklist:

1. Kleines schwarzes Ding aus Tokyo
2. Die Nacht ist so kurz
3. Schwarzer Boogie Boogie
4. Zeig mir deine Rose
5. Mareen
6. Schieb das Kind
7. U.S.Acidboys
8. Nachts gehörst du mir
9. Der Tod will schwarze Stiefel sehen
10. Glücksritter
11. Mein bester Freund ist schwul
12. Schwarzer Engel, du bist so schön
13. Ich bin verliebt in eine unbekannte Frau

And here's a chance to listen some of that new stuff:




For more information, look up Glücksritter on Facebook.

And if you're keen on the album design, get your Glücksritter merch here.

This is the first post on Düsseldorf Hbf in almost 3 years, by the way. Blog lives!

20131208

Gabi Delgado in the news

The recent news that DAF singer Gabi Delgado is about to release his first solo album since 'Mistress' came out, which was about 30 years ago, makes us hope for more of the latin lover/street dance funk he did in in 1983. We celebrate the news of the impending release with a few videos.

The first one captures Delgado's performance of his solo single 'Amor', on ARD's Formel Eins show in 1983.



And this second one is the official video for that other solo single he did back then, 'History of a Kiss'.





20120822

Kraftwerk 45 RPM




The Vinyl Factory will exhibit 45 iconic 7" Kraftwerk single covers from The Mott Collection, at their gallery in Chelsea, London, from September 12th to October 5th.

They will also publish a book with pictures of the 45 sleeves. With the book comes a 7" single with a 2009 interview with Kraftwerk.

Printed in the book, it seems, will only be a photo of the front of the sleeves. No labels, no backside, no detailed information - making it just a little bit pointless in the Discogs era, and it's horribly expensive at £80.

Still, I'd probably buy one if I could afford it.


Event page on facebook here
Vinyl Factory page here

20120503

D.A.F. by Jean-Louis Le Tacon

In 1982, Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft performed a set at L'ENTPE, an engineering school in the outskirts of Lyon, France, with a drum kit and an awe-inspiring wall of cassette decks. 

The performance was filmed and edited (babies) by Jean-Louis Le Tacon for French national TV channel Antenne 2, now known as France 2.

And here it is:



The year before, in 1981, Le Tacon did a short film called California Cauchemard (roughly "California Nightmare") that, if I understand it correctly, was shown before a Tuxedomoon concert in Poitiers. Haven't found that one online though.

Le Tacon CV in French here.

20120216

Giorgio Li Calzi feat. Wolfgang Flür



Follow-up to a post from a few months ago, about Wolfgang Flür and Nitzer Ebb's Bon Harris joining forces:

I learned from a comment to the Harris/Flür post, that the lyrics to their song was actually lifted from Flür's "Greed", a song intended for his so far unreleased second Yamo album, "Eloquence" - an album that has been mentioned in interviews since at least 2004.

The same story applies to this song, "Freaking Out", by italian trumpeter Giorgio Li Calzi. The song is taken from his album "Tech Set", that was released in 2004. The lyrics were lifted from a song from "Eloquence" and are credited to Flür. Not the best song ever, but that's not the point now is it?

Freaking out feat Wolfgang Flur

Click above to listen.

20120215

Kraftwerk retrospective at MoMA



Time to book a trip to New York? MoMA presents eight consecutive nights of Kraftwerk performances in April. One full album will be performed live every night, with 3D visuals, in this order:

Tuesday, April 10, 8:30 p.m.
1 – Autobahn (1974)

Wednesday, April 11, 8:30 p.m.
2 – Radio-Activity (1975)

Thursday, April 12, 8:30 p.m.
3 – Trans Europe Express (1977)

Friday, April 13, 10:00 p.m.
4 – The Man-Machine (1978)

Saturday April 14, 8:30 p.m.
5 – Computer World (1981)

Sunday, April 15, 8:30 p.m.
6 – Techno Pop (1986)

Monday, April 16, 8:30 p.m.
7 – The Mix (1991)

Tuesday, April 17, 10:00 p.m.
8 – Tour de France (2003)

More information here.

Tickets, at $25 per night, are released February 22nd. Maximum two shows per person, so choose wisely. And act quickly too, because the venue isn't that big. 700 people to be exact, at least if you are throwing a cocktail party.