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Trans Europe Express

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Trans-Europe Express is the sixth studio album by German electronic music band Kraftwerk. Recorded in mid-1976 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the album was released in May 1977 on Kling Klang Records. The album’s themes were influenced by friends who suggested writing songs about the Trans-Europ Express to reflect Kraftwerk’s electronic music style. Critics have described the album as having two specific themes: celebration of Europe and the disparities between reality and image. Musically, the songs on this album differ from the group’s earlier Krautrock style with a focus on electronic mechanized rhythms, minimalism, and occasional manipulated vocals. Trans-Europe Express charted at 119 on the American charts and was placed on the Village Voice’s 1977 Pazz & Jop critics poll. Two... Read on...

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