Ralf und Florian (English title: Ralf and Florian) is the third studio album by the German electronic band Kraftwerk. It was released in October 1973 on Philips. Along with Kraftwerk's first two albums, Ralf und Florian to date has never been officially re-issued on compact disc. However, the album remains an influential and sought-after work, and bootlegged CDs were widely distributed in the 1990s on the Germanofon label.
Ralf & Florian (LP, Album, Promo). Vendi questa versione. Ralf And Florian (LP, Album).
Ralf & Florian (LP, Album, M/Print, Promo, Ter). Kristallo refers to the future of Dance and Tanzmusik says it all. It still is experimental and Kraftwerk has not found their sound yet as the concept records that followed had. Kraftwerk 1 and 2 are studies and Ralf and Florian is their final exam.
Trans Europa Express by Kraftwerk. View all albums . Ralf & Florian. By: Kraftwerk (1973, Electronic). 1. Elektrisches Roulette.
Given that this was the last album before the most famous lineup was formed and Autobahn was released, it's appropriate to listen to Ralf and Florian as a harbinger for the future, though perhaps all too easy. Take it on its own terms - a further investigation of electronic possibilities in a more open-ended, less constantly structured fashion than would be the case later - and Ralf and Florian becomes most enjoyable.
Ralf & Florian is the album where Kraftwerk started to sound like Kraftwerk that we all know and love so much. The electronic experimentations from the last album have finally worked their way into intertwining with the music instead of just being junky noise. This isn't quite the Kraftwerk robo-electro progressive pop yet, though. This album is equal parts progressive electronic and krautrock, but you can hear the obvious development in sound that would become to define Kraftwerk
Ralf und Florian (English title: Ralf and Florian) is the third studio album by the German electronic band Kraftwerk. Along with Kraftwerk’s first two albums, Ralf und Florian to date has never been officially re-issued on compact disc. The album has a fuller and more polished sound quality than previous efforts, and this is clearly due to the use of a number of commercial recording studios in addition to Kraftwerk’s own yet-to-be-named Kling Klang. The colour photograph on the back of the cover gives a vivid impression of the bohemian state of Kraftwerk’s own facilities at the time – including egg-box trays pasted, nailed, or stuck on the walls as acoustic treatment.
Studio 70, Munich
Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
Nippon Phonogram Co., Ltd.
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