The German electronic/ experimental pioneers title track to 'Expo 2000' in Hannover, Germany. A limited edition release (5,000 copies only), it comes packaged with a special hologram cover. Tracks 'Expo 2000 (Radio Mix, K... more »ling Klang Mix 2000, 2002 and 2001. 1999 release. Standard jewel case.« less
The German electronic/ experimental pioneers title track to 'Expo 2000' in Hannover, Germany. A limited edition release (5,000 copies only), it comes packaged with a special hologram cover. Tracks 'Expo 2000 (Radio Mix, Kling Klang Mix 2000, 2002 and 2001. 1999 release. Standard jewel case.
DJ Krass | Seattle, WA United States | 07/20/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I, like many fans, have been anxiously awaiting new material from the gods of synth-pop since 1986's "Electric Cafe". After numerous rumors, etc, a single is finally out and it does not disappoint! Rather than sounding like the time off has led them off to experiment with newer, more "hip" sounds, they have stuck to doing what they do best, and noone does it better! This sounds exactly as you would hope and like they never skipped a beat. I highly, highly recommend this single if you are a Kraftwerk fan and even if you're not. I guess the only thing left to ask is when's the album goin gto be out? :)"
CKL | Pa. | 04/28/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Well, finally at least some of the rumored activity must have been true! I have to admit I was going to buy whatever they released regardless of the wait. I'm not bowled over, but not exactly disappointed. This German release contains four versions of one theme. Track one and two are the same version with Track one shortened for radio (I presume). After you get past the "Expo 2000" lyrical drill, the tune is decent although a little too laid back rythmically. Track four is a close variation on the first two with less emphasis on the beat and more on the atmosphere. The real gem (at least for me) is track three... an extra theme is added, the tune finds a good solid groove and stays there. Worth having for any fan of Man-Machine through Electric Cafe. (Total time for the four tracks: 22:55)"
An OBSCURE-DISK Commentary.
M. D. Weiskopf | Los Angeles, CA USA | 04/19/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Having written the book on Electro with their 1977 breakthrough "Trans Europe Express," one hardly expects a new transformation from these German stalwarts so late in the game. And, indeed, "Expo 2000" doesn't blaze out of the box to reinvent the wheel, but why should it? The first thirty seconds are, in fact, quite spectacular; a clangorous spiral of slow-phased samples set over a gentle pulse of ambient noise. Yet the standard Kraftwerk elements soon predominate: that robot Vocoder; sparse, ticking drum pulses; a wafting, melodic string lead. Even if the end result is rather too easy to gloss over, one has to admire their persistence amidst a sea of smirking breakbeat jockeys. It is surely nice to have them around."
Simply the best
Luc | Shawinigan, Quebec Canada | 09/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I just got it....listening to it right now.....This is THE best music ever. My 1st encounter with Kraftwerk was in the early 80's.....i'm so glad that ONE radio station had the guts to spin these records. No kidding i get goose bumps!!!!! Thanks Kraftwerk;-)"
Ian | Tampa | 03/27/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Much awaited. Lots of complaints. But those types of people just like to whine. Pretty good song after being around as long as they have, sounds like a take off of the Computer World theme & sound. It could have been better & it could have been worse. Good direction. They've already done alot of inventing now they reinvent. Good stuff."