[KRAFTWERK] Electric Cafe theme
robertplunkett24 at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Nov 7 16:43:40 CET 2007
Interesting. So in a sense this is Kraftwerk looking both to the past and to the future. Also in Sex Object you have the idea of people being treated like objects rather than people with feelings. You could contrast this with something like the man machine which took a more positive view I guess.
Toby Frith <Toby.Frith at telegraph.co.uk> wrote: It pales into insignificance against the other albums because their messages are beautifully coherent and simple. I guess the one thing you can glean from it follows on from Computer World into detailing a vague form of cultural and technical globalisation (Electric Cafe, Industrial sounds ALL around) that sat with what became the Internet. My own opinion of it (whether it be true or not) is that from a technical aspect they seemed a bit obsessed with what was available, for example with sampling, and I feel that the instrumentation and relative lack of detail in the digital production overshadows the album as a whole.
The only thing I will say about it is that "Telephone Call" has a romantic air to it in its fixation with what they saw as an outmoded form of technology. There is none of this in Computer World, which slightly detracts from that LP IMHO.
From: kraftwerk-bounces at activerecord.com [mailto:kraftwerk-bounces at activerecord.com]On Behalf Of Robert Plunkett
Sent: 07 November 2007 15:32
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Subject: [KRAFTWERK] Electric Cafe theme
EC has often been criticised for not having a theme like the previous albums. Do you see any theme or connnection between the songs?. Maybe the theme just isn't as apparent as in previous releases.
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