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3.14 | 104 ratings

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2 stars "Kraftwerk 2" is the 2nd full-length studio album by German Krautrock/electronic music act Kraftwerk. The album was released through Phillips in January 1972. Kraftwerk´s debut album featured glimpses of excellence but to my ears drowned in directionless ambient sound experiments. It´s still a relatively intriguing album though and for the time quite adventurous...

...the music on "Kraftwerk 2" pretty much continues down the same path as as the music on the debut. When Kraftwerk play their trademark repetitive krautrock beats and layer those beats with various sound effects and studio experiements like the do on the 17:36 minutes long opening track "Kling Klang" I´m pretty intrigued and want more but much of the rest of the album is ambient noodling and seem directionless. The music simply has a hard time maintaining my attention. The sound production is of good quality although the sound production on the debut album was actually slightly better.

"Kraftwerk 2" is upon conclusion obviously the work of a talented act. As mentioned above it just seems like the band haven´t yet figured out how to use all their experimental ideas within the context of a structured song, or maybe that´s the whole point and I´m just missing it. A 2.5 star (50%) rating is warranted.

UMUR | 2/5 |


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