- Kling Klang, Parlophone
The 1978 seminal synth-pop album The Man Machine is classic mid-period Kraftwerk and it's the group's most commercially successful release. Building on the previous album Trans Europe Express, the album brilliantly embodies Kraftwerk's ethos, style and musical agenda with an elegance that very few artists have been able to rival.
In 2009, Kraftwerk upgraded their Kling Klang masters with the latest studio technology and these magnificent recordings still sound like nothing else in the history of music. Kraftwerk is unique, pristine, profound and beautiful - all at once. Decades may pass, but their streamlined synthetic symphonies stand outside time, as fresh as tomorrow, transcendent and sublime.