The man-machine (album dei Kraftwerk del 1978)

THE MAN-MACHINE è il settimo album in studio del gruppo musicale tedesco Kraftwerk. Pubblicato nel 1978, si può considerare di genere elettronico sperimentale. Le registrazioni sono state realizzate nello studio di proprietà della band, il Kling Klang studio.

I brani che compongono il disco sono 6 ed hanno a che fare con la fantascienza. The robots con una voce robotica, accompagnata da un arrangiamento avveniristico, ci guidano in un turbinio di effetti sonori. Spacelab è molto suggestiva ed anche in questo caso viene proposta una voce d’automa, con musiche elaborate e melodiche. Metropolis, con un incipit a tratti di un pathos forte e oscuro, è un chiaro omaggio al film METROPOLIS di Fritz Lang del 1927. The model è un brano breve ma intenso. Neon lights ha una lunghezza notevole, ma per niente tediosa. Infine The man-machine scorre come una sorgente di note musicali.

I componenti della band sono 4: Ralf Hutter alla voce ed effetti sonori, Florian Schneider ai sintetizzatori, Karl Bartos alle tastiere e Wolfgang Flur alle percussioni elettroniche. THE MAN-MACHINE è un album avanguardistico, come anche la copertina dell’lp suggerisce, proiettando chi ascolta a scoprire mondi inesplorati che solo con l’immaginazione si possono conoscere.

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