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Mute

Kraftwerk

Trans-Europe Express


Krautrock slipcase remastered mute reissue with expanded artwork including unseen images 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 endless' and 'endless endless' bookend the album which includes the unsettling kafkaesque fable 'the hall of mirrors' and the hilarious '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 dopplereffect melodic swerves and hypnotic pneumatic pistonpumping rhythm along with its sister track 'metal on metal' which new york dj afrika bambaataa would reconstruct five years later for his own seminal 'planet rock' this milestone in avantpop modernism later becomes a crucial influence on the early pioneers of hiphop and sampling electro and industrial music poetry in motion

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