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In October 1975.

In October 1975, “Kling Klang” label released “Radio-Activity” (Radio-Aktivität in German), the fifth Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded in 1975, at “Kling Klang Studio” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, synthesizer, Minimoog, Vako Orchestron model A, drum machine, electronics.
  • Florian Schneider– voice, vocoder, votrax, synthesizer,
  • Karl Bartos– electronic percussion.
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic percussion.
  • Peter Bollig – technical engineer
  • Walter Quintus– sound mix engineer .
  • Robert Franke – photography.
  • Emil Schult– artwork.

Track listing:

  1. Geiger Counter (Geigerzähler) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  2. Radioactivity(Radioaktivität) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  3. Radioland – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  4. Airwaves (Ätherwellen) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  5. Intermission (Sendepause) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  6. News (Nachrichten) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  7. The Voice of Energy (Die Stimme der Energie) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  8. Antenna (Antenne) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  9. Radio Stars (Radio Sterne) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  10. Uranium (Uran) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Emil Schult
  11. Transistor – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider
  12. Ohm Sweet Ohm – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider

 

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On May 19, 1978.

On May 19, 1978, “Kling Klang” label released “The Man-Machine” (Die Mensch-Maschine), the seventh Kraftwerk studio album. It was recorded 1977-1978, at “Kling Klang Studio” and mixed at “Studio Rudas” in Düsseldorf, Germany, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. In February 15, 1982, “The Man-Machine” was certified Gold in UK by BPI.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter– voice, vocoder, synthesizer, keyboard, Orchestron, Synthanorma Sequencer, electronics, cover, album concept
  • Florian Schneider– vocoder, Votrax, synthesizer, electronics, album concept
  • Karl Bartos– electronic drums
  • Wolfgang Flür– electronic drums
  • Joschko Rudas – engineering
  • Leanard Jackson – engineering
  • Henning Schmitz– assistant
  • Günther Fröhling – photography
  • Karl Klefisch – lettering

Track listing:

All lyrics by Ralf Hütter except “The Model”, lyrics by Ralf Hütter and Emil Schult.

  1. The Robots – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  2. Spacelab – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  3. Metropolis – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  4. The Model – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos
  5. Neon Lights – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  6. The Man-Machine – Ralf Hütter, Karl Bartos

 

On December 16, 1986.

Electric Cafe

On December 16, 1986, “Kling Klang” label released “Electric Café”, the ninth Kraftwerk studio album.  It was recorded 1982 – 1986, at the “Kling Klang Studios” in Dusseldorf, and was produced by Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider. This was the first Kraftwerk album to be created using predominantly digital musical instruments, although the final product was recorded on analog master tapes.

Personnel:

  • Ralf Hütter – voice, vocoder, keyboards, electronics, mix
  • Florian Schneider – vocoder, speech synthesis
  • Karl Bartos – electronic drums, electronic percussion and voice
  • Hubert Kretzschmar – graphic design

Track listing:

  1. Boing Boom Tschak – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  2. Techno Pop – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos, Emil Schult
  3. Musique Non Stop – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  4. Der Telefon-Anruf (The Telephone Call) – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  5. Sex Objekt – Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos
  6. Electric Café- Ralf Hütter, Florian Schneider, Karl Bartos, Maxime Schmitt