Kraftwerk Techno Pop (aka Electric Cafe) on Import LP
1986 Album Restored To Its Originally Intended Title
In 1986, Kraftwerk returned from five years of silence to reclaim their throne as leaders of a machine-pop revolution that they themselves began over a decade before. Their Techno Pop album, first released under the name Electric Café but now restored to its originally intended title, provides a 360-degree overview of a multi-lingual, multi-channel, musically diverse global village. From the block-rocking beats of "Boing Boom Tschack" to the electronic funk and computer animation of "Musique Non Stop," Kraftwerk soar into the digital age. Their first excursion into digital recording finds both beauty and unease in a polyglot world of permanent media overload. Once again, Dusseldorf's test pilots of the musical future effortlessly break new ground.