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ARTIST
TITLE
Life (2016)
FORMAT
7"

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CATALOG #
TR 20613EP TR 20613EP
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RELEASE DATE
3/18/2016

Two tracks from ex-Kraftwerk member Karl Bartos's 2003 album Communication, released in advance of the album's 2016 remastered reissue (TR 20612CD/20611LP). A classically trained percussionist and keyboard player, Bartos was a key member of Kraftwerk's classic line-up between 1975 and 1990, co-writing such masterpieces as "The Model," "The Robots," "Numbers," and "Pocket Calculator." Communication is full of melody-driven numbers that operate in a dual universe of pop and electronica. Lead single "Life" is perhaps the most perfect representation of this; its lyrics speak volumes, while its breezy, harmonious, infectious structure almost seems to pay return tribute to New Order, a group that greatly admired Bartos's work.