The MOMA in New York City hosted the first of eight nights celebrating the 35 year of music from Germany’s avante-garde electronic outfit, Kraftwerk. The “Kraftwerk Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8” is celebration and study of eight Kraftwerk recordings as well as the accompanying 3-D visuals – performed in their entirety – one per evening.
Night one of the Retrospective focused on the ~42 minute “Autobahn” album which sounded spectacular on a sound system. Sonically, fans of Kraftwerk and music will not be disappointed with the crisp, black, and clear sound – balanced and tuned for these very performances. We salute MOMA and Kraftwerk for a strong focus on the sound environment.
Photography: Jeff Carvalho, Erik Zilinek/Selectism.com
Read and see more images from night one of Kraftwerk at the MOMA on the following page.
With the play-time of “Autobahn” being under the hour mark, the remaining 90 minutes moved onto a hit parade of the very best of Kraftwerk, including solid performances of Computerlove, Man-Machine, Trans Europe Express as well as truly spectacular standouts of Radioactivity, Tour de France, and Techno Pop – all played in extended and longform.
For those attending the remaining shows of the eight night Retrospective, prepare to be sonically and visually impressed. With less than 500 tickets sold and distributed for each night, those in attendance will find the room both spacious and respecting of the performance.