[KRAFTWERK] Kling Klang Pictures
Toby.Frith at telegraph.co.uk
Wed Sep 29 16:30:25 CEST 2004
Whilst I think that it's great that we can see these sort of things, they do sort of de-bunk the myths about bands. We all know the Kling Klang myth, and in a way I would like to think that we'll never see inside it, or see what it looks like. The same thing with the equipment they use. Kraftwerk's skill I think was to avoid getting immersed in the technicality of the equipment they used - whilst it was perhaps something for techies to properly ascertain what they were using, the band themselves never did so, apart from the early days with the Moog synth Ralf had etc. You never had them on the cover of "Synth lover" mag or whatever. By stripping away that, I feel that they could demonstrate the relationship between Man and Machine a lot better. It was perhaps surprising that they didn't even cover up the VAIO logo on their laptops for this tour, although to be honest unless you were up close, you wouldn't have noticed. Some laptop musicians have made efforts to cover up their Apple logos on their powerbooks.
Mystery is something desperately missing from modern day life.
From: kraftwerk-bounces at activerecord.com
[mailto:kraftwerk-bounces at activerecord.com]On Behalf Of Peter
Sent: 29 September 2004 15:22
To: kraftwerk at activerecord.com
Subject: Re: [KRAFTWERK] Kling Klang Pictures
Well ... what a disapointment .. i was expecting some kind of
concreate bunker with no doors or windows and an underground tunnel as
the only entrance :) . Oh well . i gues Kraftwerk are just normal
people like you and me .. apart form the fact they are geniouses of
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 15:03:11 +0200, Leo 77 <mgemzsi at hotmail.com> wrote:
> >>Tommy Strand wrote:
> > > Kling klang studio was very easy to find and really not very far from
> > > the central station in düsseldorf. Not to many signs of a studio from
> >I think that Mintropstraße 16 just a simple office not a studio.
> >We can inform about their legal residence here:
> Mintropstraße 16 IS the studio. You can read about in Flur's book or watch
> the first part of the video about KW here:
> http://www.vpro.nl/prigramma/ram/afleveringen/19116211/ , where Mr Flur
> leads the reporter to the studo personally.
> And the "office" is at a third place. I came across its adress once in the
> net and I was a bit surprised - I checked the "validity" - it was it,
> really, with a piece of extra info you would not think you could find in the
> net. ;)
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