by Kraftwerk (1974)
Like practically every art school nerd type person in New York City, I failed to acquire Kraftwerk tickets but not for lack of trying.
Though I’ve seen images and heard tell of the performances I still prefer to sulk a little with Autobahn – an album I would describe as a soothing video game journey of sound.
Ah! I feel soothed already just listening to a few times.
The word “soundscape” in relation to music doesn’t always conjure up wonderful images to me. I usually see boring performances by friend’s boyfriends one might be guilted into seeing – but here it means great things.
It’s a shimmering, sunny day album that takes you to glossy imaginary landscapes.