L’homme Machine – Die Mensch Maschine – Man A Machine

Posted: June 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

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  1. Valeria Jimenez says:

    This is irrelevant to this blog post, but I appreciate Winnie Harlow! She’s badass and I love her.

    • I’m glad you recognize her. Not that it’s her responsibility to be anything other than exactly what she wants to be. But she seems like a genuinely nice person. That not such a small matter for someone who grew up bearing a tremendous stigma. The things I’ve read about her suggest received some very cruel treatment as a child. It’s nice to see persons who can, as Michelle Obama used to say, go high when others go low. Wow, four months seems like such a long time ago.

  2. Andrew Sedley says:

    Though Kraftwerk was not a super popular band, I completely agree that their influence on music paired with machine was unparalleled. “The Man Machine” album came out in 1978, with a super tight computer generated sound. Paired with contemporary song form and writing made for an awesome album that I think really helped describe the relationship between man and machine that was just beginning during their time. Daft Punk, one of the highly sourced band for making Electronic music more popular did not debut until 1993. That is so much later! Kraftwerk was truly ahead of their time. Check out the following link to see what “high tech” equipment was out when Kraftwerk was making this album: http://www.thepeoplehistory.com/70selectrical.html

    • It’s not something most persons realize, but hip hop, in very large measure, came out of Kraftwerk. Their influence on Afrika Bambata is unmistakeable. And it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to figure out the inspiration for that robot dance, which later turned into popping and various other styles of dance.

    • As for retro tech, that catalogue is a page out of my youth.

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