[ sound on ] “why autobahn?” sometimes people ask. the name is a nod to the german electronic musicians kraftwerk. kraftwerk have been in my life since accidentally seeing them perform at 2004 coachella. went to see radiohead & pixies but left obsessing over these germans onstage with computers, robots & a sound from the future. kraftwerk’s projections & aesthetic were as mesmerizing as the music itself. ‘autobahn’ was released in 1974, ‘man machine’ (1978) & ‘computer world’ (1981). to my ear these albums remain timeless today. listen to some kraftwerk this weekend, 40 years old are these tracks. if you’ve never heard it, start with ‘computer world.’ kraftwerk knew the future.
: kling klang studio, mintropstrasse 16, düsseldorf, germany - 4 days ago