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Mark Bliesener, Rocky Mountain Musical Express, December 1977

FEW BANDS are as truly contemporary, precise, efficient, and emotionally controlled as Germany's Kraftwerk. The quartet's name aptly translates to "electronic power plant," and they often refer to themselves as "die Mensch Machine" or "the Human Machine." The music they create is machine like in the best sense of the word... with Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider on a battery of electronics and Karl Bartos and Wolfgang Flür on electronic percussion instruments, Kraftwerk aurally paint a neo-impressionistic pictures of our computer age society.

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