Record Label: Parlophone
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.
Performed by the quartet of Hütter, Schneider, Flür and Karl Bartos, the classic Trans Europe Express is one of the most inspired electronically-based pop records of all time. A beautiful spacey suite of electronics and deadpan vocals, the 1977 release stands as arguably the quintessential Kraftwerk sound recording experience.
"With Trans Europe Express, they set out to reinvent a different legend: that of Europa itself, in the process they changed pop music forever." - Rolling Stone