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Expo Mixes
Kraftwerk
Expo Mixes
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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The track 'Expo 2000' was originally written for the German Expo festival as a 30 second jingle and marked the first new musical output from the band in over 13 years. After much attention Kraftwerk turned it into a prop...  more »

     
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All Artists: Kraftwerk
Title: Expo Mixes
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Astralwerks
Release Date: 10/30/2001
Album Type: Single, EP
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, World Music, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electronica, Europe, Continental Europe, Dance Pop, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724383876822

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Album Description
The track 'Expo 2000' was originally written for the German Expo festival as a 30 second jingle and marked the first new musical output from the band in over 13 years. After much attention Kraftwerk turned it into a proper song and it was released in its un-mixed form in November 1999. The band then commissioned some of the most important and influential remixers and producers to rework Expo 2000. In addition to Kraftwerk's own 'Kling Klang' remixes are mixes by Orbital, Francois K, DJ Rolando and Underground Resistance. This Astralwerks CD & 2x12 inch has 9 tracks.

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CD Reviews

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11/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This 10 track compilation combines the "Expo 2000" and "Expo Remix" singles, which were originally released in 1999 and 2000 respectively. It is a measure of Kraftwerk's economic work-rate that they are able to bang out a 52 minute album by simply making a song and remixing it twice. "Expo 2000 Kling Klang Mix 2000" is the original song, followed by an aggressive remix by the Dusseldorf legends, "Kling Klang Mix 2002". "Kling Klang Mix 2001" barely qualifies as a remix - it is simply the "2000 Mix" with the beats removed. For Track 1, the "Radio Mix", Kraftwerk did not even have to raise a finger. The same goes for tracks 5-10, in which Orbital, Francois Kevorkian, DJ Rolando and Underground Resistance provide interpretations of the original "Expo 2000" track. This is the modern-day "concept album" that many have been waiting for. Disappointed? Don't be. There should be a new album by around 2011."
A Kraftwerk Snack That Really Satisfies!!
Louie Bourland | Garden Grove CA | 06/05/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"When "Expo 2000" was released as a single in late 1999, it had been 13 years since Kraftwerk had released any new material and it had been nearly a decade since their last proper album, a collection of reworkings entitled "The Mix". One year later, another single of "Expo 2000" remixes was released. Now, all the tracks that were released on these two CD-singles are together on one CD. Don't be turned off by the fact that this is 10 different mixes of one song. The end result is quite stunning. There is a cohesive flow to this CD and it's does not sound like a series of remixes at all. There is an overall theme which is spread throughout the CD. It's interesting and fun to compare, contrast and choose your favorite mixes of the one piece of music. Overall, the sound of this CD is definitive Kraftwerk. It's great to have something new from these guys after all these years of patiently waiting. It's a nice little snack to satisfy your Kraftwerk appetitie. An album of all new material would have made for a filling dinner but "Expo Remix" will do for now. It's a great addition and a must for any Kraftwerk fan"
The show themselves once again!
Mr Robert Charter | Sydney, Australia | 04/20/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ahh Kraftwerk, probably one of the most elusive and intriguing bands of all time. Dispite the fact that this CD is really only one 'tune,' the remixes are wonderful and really add some good variation to the overall single. I would have been more impressed with mabye a video clip or 2 on the cd, but still, any activity from kraftwerk is always something special.Incidentally, on their recent tour of Australia, they announced a new album being 99% complete and due around June to September! Fingers crossed for Kraftwerk fans!"