Thursday, 5 March 2015

Kraftwerk - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 21.01.2015 (Flac)

Thanks to ianmacd for taping and sharing on Dime.

Original Info File:

The Catalogue 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Concert 6 of 8: Techno Pop


Type: Audience master, recorded 2 metres back from the front of the stage,
      dead centre, between Henning Schmitz and Fritz Hilpert.

Source: Factory-matched pair of Schoeps CCM 41V microphones (DINa mounted) ->
    Marantz PMD661 recorder with Oade Concert Mod
    (-18 dB gain/44.1 kHz/24 bit WAV)

Lineage: Audacity 2.0.6
       * Applied Bass and Treble Tool (-1 dB Bass, +6 dB Treble).
       * Amplified left channel by 0.3 dB.
       * Applied Click Removal effect to attenuate applause (Threshold
         200/Max Spike Width 40).
       * Applied variable envelope amplification across recording for
         consistent listening experience.
       * Added fades.
       * Split tracks.
       * Converted to 16 bit.
     -> FLAC (compression level 8) [libFLAC 1.3.1 20141125]

Taper: ianmacd


01. [00:42] [intro]
02. [03:50] Electric Cafe
03. [02:44] The Telephone Call
04. [02:29] House Phone
05. [05:36] Sex Object
06. [09:05] Autobahn
07. [00:22] Intermission
08. [01:09] News
09. [00:31] Geiger Counter
10. [06:30] Radioactivity
11. [05:28] Spacelab
12. [03:52] The Model
13. [05:16] The Man-Machine
14. [03:10] Numbers
15. [03:17] Computer World
16. [06:06] Home Computer
17. [06:01] Computer Love
18. [06:12] Vitamin
19. [04:29] Tour De France 1983
20. [00:27] Prologue
21. [03:53] Tour De France Étape 1
22. [01:05] Chrono
23. [05:32] Tour De France Étape 2
24. [03:20] Trans-Europe Express
25. [00:46] Abzug
26. [03:19] Metal On Metal
27. [01:02] [encore break]
28. [07:50] The Robots¹
29. [01:19] [encore break]
30. [05:00] Elektro Kardiogramm
31. [02:33] Boing Boom Tschak
32. [02:45] Techno Pop
33. [07:54] Musique Non Stop

Total running time: 123:48

¹ Band off-stage, replaced by robots. Music pre-programmed.


Day six of Kraftwerk's residency brings us to the show that spotlights an
album some Kraftwerk fans consider 'the one that got away'.

'Techno Pop' is something of an unloved stepchild in some quarters. The album,
originally released in 1986 under the title 'Electric Cafe', had taken five
years to produce after 'Computer World'. Delays along the way had caused even
the band themselves to question whether the album was still relevant in the
way their previous work had been.

When it finally came out, the reception was lukewarm. Wikipedia says that
"audiences generally appeared to find the music somewhat more sterile and less

Whilst 'Electric Cafe' was indeed very different from the band's previous
albums, I actually disagree with this. It's not my favourite of the band's
albums by any means, but it does contains some fine tracks. 'The Telephone
Call' has a very catchy melody and the suite of 'Boing Boom Tschak', 'Techno
Pop' and 'Musique Non Stop' that closes every Kraftwerk show is simply

The audience at tonight's show appear more casual. Tickets were still
available for this concert long after the others had sold out, allowing people
with a more passing interest in the band to purchase tickets right up until
the start of the residency last Friday.

The album's running order is necessarily altered tonight to allow the
aforementioned three song suite to close the show, as it always does. Even
allowing for that, however, 'Electric Cafe' is still moved to the top of the
set, whereas it comes last on the actual album.

'Vitamin' makes its residency debut this evening, with 'Airwaves' taken out to
make room for it. Other than that, there are no notable changes to the 'best
of' section of the set.

Once again, the recording was made under the same conditions and with the same
parameters as the previous ones. The mastering is again almost identical, as
is the resultant listening experience.

As always, samples are included to allow you to try before you buy. If you've
downloaded any of the others in this series so far, however, you already know
what to expect.Scans of the ticket and both sides of the glasses envelope are also included.

day 6

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