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Surrogate Kraftwerk (2013)

by Graham Needham (© 6th February 2013)

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If you didn't get tickets to see Kraftwerk at the Tate, London in February 2013 do not despair. CyberNoise presents our surrogate Kraftwerk listings. Explore the listings, listen to the music, enjoy and forget Kraftwerk are even playing… oh and don't forget to BUY the music by these musicians because frankly, you're not going to be spending your money on a new Kraftwerk album any time soon! ;-)
  • Day 8 Thursday 14th February 2013
  • Day 7 Wednesday 13th February 2013
  • Day 6 Tuesday 12th February 2013
  • Day 5 Monday 11th February 2013
  • Day 4 Saturday 9th February 2013
  • Day 3 Friday 8th February 2013
  • Day 2 Thursday 7th February 2013
  • Day 1 Wednesday 6th February 2013

Day 8 - Thursday 14th February 2013

The final surrogate Kraftwerk is several very good cover version compilations - we hope you enjoyed our surrogate Kraftwerk listings, buy some great music and support the artists from the links below and don't forget the Kraftwerk consolation nights in Cardiff and Glasgow…
8-Bit Operators The Music of Kraftwerk front cover image picture

8-Bit Operators: The Music of Kraftwerk (album)



8-Bit Operators Pocket Calculator front cover image picture

8-Bit Operators: Pocket Calculator (single)


Trans Slovenia Express Volume 1 front cover image picture

Trans Slovenia Express Volume 1 (album)



Trans Slovenia Express Volume 2 front cover image picture

Trans Slovenia Express Volume 2 (album)



Day 7 - Wednesday 13th February 2013

The penultimate surrogate Kraftwerk is The Balanescu Quartet. They recorded an album "Possessed" with Kraftwerk cover versions on it in 1992 substituting electronics for strings and coming up with a compelling listening experience…
web site
@abalanescu
balanescu1234
Balanescu Quartet on iTunes

The Model live at Mute Short Circuit 2011

b>The Balanescu Quartet Possessed front cover image picture

Possessed (album)



Day 6 - Tuesday 12th February 2013

Today's surrogate Kraftwerk is Señor Coconut (Uwe Schmidt / Atom™) who recorded an album of Kraftwerk cover versions "El Baile Alemán" (The German Dance) in 2000 with exotic, tantalising Latin instrumentation and rhythms…
Señor Coconut web site
Atom™ web site
@Atom_TM_news
Atom™
atomfill
Señor Coconut on iTunes

Tour De France video

Showroom Dummies video

Señor Senor Coconut elbailealeman front cover image picture

El Baile Alemán (album)



Day 5 - Monday 11th February 2013

A new week and a new surrogate Kraftwerk. Today it's the turn of Hard Corps. Okay, so there's a female vocalist (RIP Regine Fetet - who, in very un-Kraftwerk-like fashion tended to take her clothes off) but the instrumentation is pure techno-pop. And live (such as supporting Depeche Mode on the UK leg of their Music For The Masses tour), Hugh Ashton, Robert Doran and Clive Pierce looked like they were from Kraftwerk stoutly standing behind their instruments dressed in all white with a HUGE bank of sequencers proudly blinking behind them - you might almost think they were Kraftwerk…
small bio on Minimal Wave
@hardCORPSClive
Medora Music (Clive Pierce)
PercyFish
Hard Corps on iTunes

Rain In The UK unreleased track

Dirty montage and remix

Hard Corps Metal & and Flesh front cover image picture

Metal & Flesh (album)



Hard Corps Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt front cover image picture

Clean Tables Have To Be Burnt (mini album)


limited edition vinyl LP

Day 4 - Saturday 9th February 2013

Metroland pulled into the station late, in 2012 but boy it was worth the wait for their sublime, underground techno-pop…
web site
@MetrolandMusic
metroland
Metroland on iTunes

The Passenger video

Enjoying The View video

Mind The Gap screens video

Harry Beck remixed and edited by Növö video

Metroland Mind The Gap front cover image picture

Mind The Gap (album)



Metroland Mixing The Gap front cover image picture

Mixing The Gap (digital single)


Metroland The Passenger EP front cover image picture

The Passenger EP (digital single)


Metroland Enjoying The View front cover image picture

Enjoying The View (digital single)


Metroland 2013 front cover image picture

2013 (digital single)


Day 3 - Friday 8th February 2013

Day three presents another ex-member of Kraftwerk, Wolfgang Flür who recorded an album "Time Pie" in 1997 as Yamo (produced in collaboration with Mouse On Mars). You probably never knew this album existed! Although there were physical releases at the time, thankfully, it's available on iTunes…
Yamo on iTunes

Stereomatic video

Yamo Electronic Press Kit 1997 Part 1

Yamo Electronic Press Kit 1997 Part 2

Wolfgang Flür Flur Time Pie front cover image picture

Time Pie (album)



Wolfgang Flür Flur I Was A Robot autobiography book front cover image picture

I Was A Robot (autobiography book)

This is a fabulous read and was banned in Germany by Kraftwerk themselves!

Day 2 - Thursday 7th February 2013

And so to day two. We cannot have surrogate Kraftwerk without an actual ex-member of Kraftwerk so today we present Karl Bartos. Recording as Elektric Music / Electric Music in the 90s, then in 2003 he released, under his own name, the stunning "Communication" album. By this point in time Kraftwerk had released hardly anything new and noteworthy in 17 years and Karl blew every Kraftwerk fan's mind with this release - well that is if they knew about it. Underrated and with a lack of promotion a lot of people have never heard of it. Well now you have! Unfortunately it's not easily available to buy :-( but Karl is returning with another solo album "Off The Record" in just 5 weeks time so you should probably go buy that too…
web site
basic discography
@KarlBartos
Atomium (Snippet)
karlbartos
Karl Bartos on iTunes

I'm The Message tribute video

Karl Bartos Atomium front cover image picture

Atomium (single)



Karl Bartos Off The Record front cover image picture

Off The Record (album)



Karl Bartos Communication front cover image picture

Communication (album)



Day 1 - Wednesday 6th February 2013

First up it has to be Komputer. Rising from the ashes of 80s I Start Counting and 90s Fortran 5, Simon Leonard and David Baker released "The World Of Tomorrow" in 1998 and the perfect pop band was born…
web site
@komputerdave
Komputer
komputermusik
Komputer on iTunes

Terminus video

Valentina video

Komputer The World Of Tomorrow front cover image picture

The World Of Tomorrow (album)



Komputer Konnecting B Sides and Rarities Deluxe Edition front cover image picture

Konnecting (B Sides and Rarities) [Deluxe Edition] (digital compilation)

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