Lazy, standard treatments
Bruce Ramsay | New York, NY | 12/29/2000
(2 out of 5 stars)
"What an uber-genius idea: Kraftwerk comes out of retirement to record the theme music for Expo 2000 in Germany. Alas, the inspired commission yeilds lame-o results. No matter. Let's give it to cool producers/DJ's and watch how they make everything better! Can you imagine getting the call? Kraftwerk! The grampas of electronica-techno-dance, etc., asked ME to remix their single! You'd think these guys might have a sense of occasion. Judging by the results--nope. Lazy, standard treatments are applied across the board. Did anyone slave over these? Old-school nod Orbital churns out a happy ditty that goes nowhere fast. Rolando tosses off an FM Radio dud. FK + RR start out on a sea of mellow-cool only sink off the shores of Dullsville. How did this happen? A very disappointing effort. I'd like to say you need this CD from an athropological point of view, but I'm not so sure."