Trans Europa Express

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Kraftwerk celebrate Europe's romantic past and shimmering future with a glistening panorama of elegance and decadence, travel and technology. The infinite vistas of Europe Endlessand Endless Endless' bookend the album, which includes the unsettling kafka-esque fable 'The Hall of Mirrors' and Showroom Dummies' - Kraftwerk's elegantly ironic reply to critiques of their deadpan manner.

But it is the streamlined rhythmic locomotive of Trans Europe Express'which dominates with its doppler-effect melodic swerves and hypnotic, pneumatic, piston-pumping rhythm. along with its sister track, 'Metal on Metal' which New York DJ Afrika Bambaataa would re-construct five years later for his own seminal 'Planet Rock,' a milestone in avant-pop modernism which later becomes a crucial influence on the early pioneers of hip-hop and sampling, electro and industrial music. Poetry in motion.


Europa Endlos
Spiegelsaal
Schaufensterpuppen
Trans Europa Express
Metall Auf Metall
Abzug
Franz Schubert
Endlos Endlos
Format: LP
Label: Kling Klang Parlophone
Catalogue numbers: 5099969958816
50999 6 99588 1 6

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Barcode-0190295272340
Matrix / Runout-699 588 1 - A1 J.C. B980 065 - 01 A1
Matrix / Runout-699 588 1 - B1 J.C. B980 065 - 01 B1
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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