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2013-03-14

FREQ / UK

REVIEW: OFF THE RECORD
By Gary Parsons

(...) This is how the last Kraftwerk album should have sounded – visionary. (...)

(...) What Bartos has created here is an album that not only gazes back at his own past but also takes a leap into its future. Some of the songs are pure pop, something that Kraftwerk also traded on at times. But the main element here is the driving rhythms that have haunted innumerable records since the late ’70s, that and of course the goose bumps of the robot voice. This is not pure sci-fi electronic music; it is more like an orbiting satellite with part of it drawn to the Earth of men and another with its eye on the cosmos. (...)


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